Jonathan Chavez

Jonathan Chavez

Bard College, C’12, Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology LaGuardia Community College
C‘10, Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts & Sciences

Current Employment: Director of College Persistence Program, Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation

Big Dream: As a father with a young son, Jonathan is concerned about the state of low-income communities, more specifically, the lack of resources for young people and the resulting potential for negative behaviors has captured his interest. He wants to approach this problem by ensuring that urban teens have access to higher education and that low-income families are fully engaged in the college application and selection process.

Leadership Activities:

  • Scholar, Bard Opportunity Program, Bard College
  • Lead Peer Mentor & Office Manager, Bard Opportunity Program, Bard College
  • Peer Counselor/Residential Assistant, Bard College
  • Undergraduate Fellow, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
  • Property Campaign/Blight Survey Intern, Neighborhood Housing Services of New Orleans