Former Alhambra Graduate Jonathan Yamasaki is Writing His Own Success Story, and Hopes to “Pay it Forward.”

Posted by Community Relations on 2/11/2016

Former Alhambra graduate Jonathan Yamasaki is writing his own success story, and hopes to “pay it forward.”   He received full ride scholarships to the three Arizona universities, and chose NAU with a double major in choral education and business administration. Last summer, Yamasaki earned an internship in Washington, D.C. with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, and worked for Arizona Representative (District 7) Ruben Gallego. He is now applying to become involved in a new project called “Reimagining the First Year of College,” to revamp the blueprint of the first year of college, focusing on low income, first-generation students of color. Someday, he would like to start his own non-profit, working to improve the graduation rates of the same students, creating value out of their college education.