Passion Into Action

The Yale Latino Alumni Network (YLAN) is an official shared interest group of the Yale Alumni Association. It is run by dedicated volunteers — Yale alumni from around the world. 

YLAN's mission is to serve as a platform and conduit to engage our Latinx and non-Latinx alumni among themselves, with Yale, and their local communities. Equity, empathy, and justice are our basic values.

YLAN hosts a variety of social, cultural, educational, mentoring, volunteer, and family outing events, including Yale Day of Service,  focused on education, mentoring, and community development.

All Yale alumni are welcome to get involved with YLAN.



Carlos Moreno '70

Alumni Fellow
Yale Corporation 
Voted in: May, 2020


A child of immigrants, he went from Elysian Heights to the Supreme Court of California, with an important stop in New Haven along his illustrious path. Read more here.

Coming Events

President Salovey: Update from Yale for Alumni in Florida

March 2 @ 3:00 PM
In this special Zoom session for Yale alumni in Florida, President Peter Salovey ’86 PhD will brin...

50 Years of Despierta Boricua: Honoring Our Past, Igniting Our Future

March 12 @ 4:30 PM - March 13 @ 8:00 PM
Despierta Boricua is honored to invite you to attend our 50th-anniversary virtual celebration. Since...

Yale Thrift

March 15
Yale Thrift is a student-organized initiative collecting and distributing clothing for Yale students...

Past Events

Career Pivots

February 4 @ 2:00 PM
The Yale Graduate School Alumni Association invites GSAS alumni to an informal networking event cent...

Conversation with Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernández ’82

February 1 @ 7:30 PM
VIEW A VIDEO OF THE EVENT HERE | Congratulations, Representative Leger Fernández! Hear about her ex...

Demystify Graduate Fellowship Awards

January 21 @ 6:00 PM
Yale Students & Recent Grads…. Everything you need to know for Fulbright, Gates, Rhodes, S...

Building a Private Share Exchange for a $2-trillion Market

January 14 @ 12:00 PM
It’s a “billion dollar” question: as a student or alum preparing for a career, wha...

COVID-19 and Holidays: What can I do to Protect my Family?

12/19/2020 @ 2:00 PM
This is a community participatory conversation series to create community engagement. Education, and...

Gina Rae LaCerva Feasting Wild

12/17/2020 @ 8:00 PM
Yale School of the Environment and Yale Tropical Resources Institute Fellow Gina Rae LaCerva ’15 M...

Karla Cornejo Villavicencio “The Undocumented Americans”

12/10/2020 @ 7:00 PM
This session will be screening clips from a recorded talk with Yale Professor Albert Laguna and then...

Our Hiroshima Legacy

12/10/2020 @ 12:00 PM
YLAN is hosting Leslie Sussan, author of Choosing Life: My Father’s Journey in Film from Hollywood...

An Ocean of Untapped Talent: Investing in Black & Latinx Women Founders

12/01/2020 @ 8:00 PM
A Virtual Fireside Chat with Kathryn Finney ’00 MPH In Conversation with Wendy Maldonado DR...

Profiles in Courage & Passion 

Teresa Leger Fernandez ‘82

Teresa Leger Fernandez was born in New Mexico. Her mother was a bilingual educator and her father, R...

Joaquin Avila ’70

Joaquin Avila (1948-2018) grew up in Compton, the son of a foundry worker. He found his way to Yale ...

Carlos Moreno ’70

Carlos Moreno was born in Los Angeles in 1948, the son of Mexican immigrants, and grew up in Solano ...





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