#CareerTalk with Alysyn Martinez, Healthy Food Access Manager at First Community Housing

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Alysyn Martinez, first-gen college graduate from SJSU and previous Braven Fellow, shares her challenges and triumphs, and how they landed her in law school.

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Commemorating Juneteenth

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Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19, commemorates June 19, 1865, when all previously enslaved African-American people in Texas learned they were free more than two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This day serves as a celebration and honors the lives lost due to slavery and racism. It also serves as a day of […]

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Braven Applauds Supreme Court’s DACA Ruling

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Braven applauds the Supreme Court’s decision to allow Dreamers to continue to pursue their lives and work in our country—a country built by immigrants and founded on the ideals of justice and equality for all. We believe that the next generation of leaders will emerge from everywhere and are working to help build a workforce […]

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#CareerTalk with Yolanda Marrero, Project Coordinator Assistant at Paterson Habitat For Humanity with AmeriCorps & Coordinator at VITA

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Yolanda Marrero, Rutgers Newark graduate and Fall ‘17 PAF, shares about her career path and how Braven inspired her to give back to her community.

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A Letter from our Founder & CEO

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As an organization, Braven stands in solidarity with the Black community against racism, oppression, and the violation of human rights. As a country, we need to do better — we cannot allow ourselves to become numb to the injustice that disproportionately affects the Black community daily. Read our Founder and CEO’s letter here.

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#GivingTuesdayNow: Support Braven’s Students

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COVID-19 has had an unfavorable impact on our Braven community. Support our students today by donating to our university partners’ relief funds.

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Leadership Coach Spotlight: Vikki Brown

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Vikki Brown has been a Braven Leadership Coach nine semesters in a row! Read how she empowers students to develop the skills they need to succeed.

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Braven Webinar Series

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Braven will be hosting a series of webinars for students to learn more about the changing economy, what it means for your job or internship search, and how to remain competitive in a tighter labor market. These webinars are open to all students at our partner universities: San José State University, Rutgers University-Newark, National Louis […]

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#CareerTalk with Carlos Barraza, HR Generalist at rag & bone

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Our third guest on #CareerTalk is Carlos Barraza, HR Generalist at rag & bone (and 2015 Braven Fellow). Read about his experiences at notable companies!

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Free Resources for Braven Fellows & Families During COVID-19

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Check out Braven’s list of free resources during COVID-19–from resources on online learning and virtual academic support to health and fitness.

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