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Yvon Gachette Director of Volunteer Engagement

Yvon joined our staff in 2017 as Director of Volunteer Engagement and will oversee the recruitment, training and support of nearly 200 volunteers. Born and raised in Haiti, Yvon moved to Cambridge and enrolled at CRLS midway through 9th grade. Through the help of various programs and supports, he quickly became fluent in English, acclimated to his new cultural environment, and ultimately graduated high school with honors. With personal understanding of the positive impact a community of dedicated volunteers can have on the youth – especially those affected by the opportunity gap – he began giving back. He has served as a peer tutor, a mentor, and a coach during high school and college. Yvon holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from College of the Holy Cross and a Master’s in Global Communications from American University of Paris.  A few of his favorite things are philosophy, languages, traveling, social justice, and spicy food.