For the 2022 Lilac Ball, Prep for Prep spoke with alumni Pablo Zevallos (XXVIII), Cheryl Campos (XXVIII), and Bessie Birhanu (XXIX) to share their experiences in some of our leadership development programs and to offer advice for our recent graduates.
Meet four exceptional alums from each of Prep’s four decades of launching leaders and inspiring change. Featuring an alum judge, education nonprofit leader, astrophysics PhD student, and tech entrepreneur.
A student scientist combats global warming. A math professor mentors women of color in academia. A corporate lawyer commits to social justice pro bono work. Watch how three Prep for Prep alums give back to their communities.
We invite you to explore our programming that continues to expand with our inaugural virtual Aspects of Leadership symposium and our first virtual Lilac Ball. Hear from our students who found ways to build community while remote learning, and from our alumni who continue to inspire as leaders in a year like no other.
We spotlight Prep for Prep's evolving student programs and interview trailblazing alumni in creative careers covering photography, journalism, and entrepreneurship. In unpredictable times with no predetermined paths to success, our resilient and vibrant community shows us we are ready to lead and build our own.
We highlight three individuals in the Prep Community seeking to effect change on a national scale: • An eighth grader advocating for gun control with a New York State Senator • A college junior learning about policymaking at the U.S. House of Representatives • An alum (who is also a Prep Trustee) improving cities worldwide through Bloomberg Philanthropies
Prep celebrates those alumni who have chosen public service as their lives' work. The areas and means by which they are affecting change are impressive: civil rights, climate change, health care coverage, and workforce development.