The University of Notre Dame welcomed 14 fellows of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) on October 8, 2016. The Fellows hail from 12 different Latin American or Caribbean countries and bring a variety of business and social entrepreneurial experience to the South Bend community. Each fellow has been paired with a local business or community partner from the South Bend area. Over their four-week stay here in South Bend, the fellows will develop programs to infuse these organizations with diverse perspectives and innovation.
The YLAI program is a unique opportunity to invite ideation within a cultural context and to infuse new industry and innovation in the Americas.