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Yale Day of Service with Juan Carlos Salinas ’03MFA
June 9 @ 7:00 PM
Join us live on the Yale Alumni Facebook Group for a conversation with Juan Carlos Salinas ’03 MFA to learn more about the Yale Day of Service initiative, how it has pivoted in the past two years and how you can get involved no matter where you are!
Juan Carlos was tapped as a 2020 Yale Day of Service honorary co-chair for his exemplary dedication to service. He is the founder of the Y Tu Tambien, the college access program of the La Unidad Latina Foundation, which unites Latino alumni from across the Ivy League to help students in need gain acceptance into their desired colleges, and provides school and career exploration workshops. He is also the chair and founding member of the Yale Latino Alumni Association of the Tri State Area and a founding board member of the Inter-Ivy League Latino Alumni Council.
Juan Carlos currently serves as the director of education at Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, and the executive director of the La Unidad Latina Foundation. He has developed and implemented curricula based on various artistic disciplines, social activism, and leadership skill-building for more than 25 New York City schools and cultural institutions. He also is a contributing writer of New York City’s Blueprint for Theater Education.
Previously, Juan Carlos worked as education director of City Lights Youth Theater, associate director of education at Yale Repertory Theater, and education manager of Ars Nova and Ballet Hispanico. Recently, he oversaw the creation of the BFA Acting program at Long Island University Downtown, Brooklyn in partnership with the New Group Theater Company.
Juan Carlos graduated from Yale in 2003 with an MFA in Non-profit/Arts Management, with an emphasis in Education. He is a proud native of Rio Grande City, in Starr County, Texas.