Go teams, go!

Posted on

This year, we have Braven Fellows at two schools–Rutgers University in New Jersey and San José State University (SJSU). To our current Fellows: you’ve all reached the part of the semester when you are tackling your biggest project yet–the “Capstone,” in which you work as teams to solve one of the most important questions in the professional world today.

Read the full story

Embracing My Professional Journey and Latino Identity

Posted on

If you would’ve asked me in college if my Latino identity was important for my career, I would probably have said no. But now, over 10 years into my career, I can see that it’s more important than ever. So with the close of Hispanic Heritage Month, I’ll be continuing to work to help young people find a way to celebrate their identities every day of the year. Together, we will show the world a different story: we’ll prove our identities are the root, not the risk, of our success.

Read the full story

Living Your Legacy

Posted on

I will spend the fall semester with these young people, not only as their coach, but as their student. What I experienced on that Saturday became part of my story, part of my legacy. And as of that day, Braven is why I lead.

Read the full story

My Story Paid Forward

Posted on

What is it about my Braven experience that compels me to pay it forward? The answer is quite simple. First, the growth I was able to make in my leadership, confidence, and sense of purpose was immense. Second, I experienced one of the strongest networks of support where guidance and a genuine willingness to help were always present. Lastly, even after my completion of the program, there is still a strong sense of support coming from the Braven Team. They make sure I have access to opportunities that will help me foster my leadership and help me succeed. For these reasons I feel both compelled and committed to share this opportunity with other students and hope they have a similarly empowering experience.

Read the full story

A New Name for a New Generation of Leaders

Posted on

As of today, Beyond Z will be known as Braven. Our new name was inspired by all of you, our remarkable Fellows. You represent the best of this country: hard-working, diverse, driven. You are the good news. You are bold and you are brave; and you are on a mission to change our country’s trajectory and prove that the American Dream is attainable. Many will say that’s audacious – even brazen. But that’s who you are. When we sing about “the land of the free and the home of the brave,” we’re talking about YOU. Together, you are Braven; together, we are Braven.

Read the full story