NextGen Latino Leadership Program 2023
Lendy Chavez Aguilar
Hometown: Wyoming, Michigan
School: Catholic Central High School
Lendy Chavez Aguilar is the daughter of Mexican-Guatemalan immigrants from Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is president and co-founder of the Latino Student Union; She also serves as a peer educator at Planned Parenthood, and co-chair of the Youth Grant Committee of the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. Driven by her passionate dedication to philanthropy and social justice her aspirations center around fighting for the rights of undocumented immigrants. Thanks to the NextGen Program, Lendy has gained the confidence as a First-Gen Latina to pursue future endeavors in public policy and has helped strengthen her civil engagement in her community. This program has kindled her aspiration to practice immigration law within the nonprofit sector.