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Juan Maya Hernandez

Venture: PREPARE

Seed Lab Cohort: 2021/2022

Impact location: National/ US

Organization Structure: Hybrid

IDEA & ENTERPRISE OVERVIEW:

Bridge the gap between untapped immigrant talent and employers in the U.S.

Landing a job is one of the most essential necessities for people to sustain themselves. A job is also an avenue for people to practice their skills and many find meaning in it. For many undocumented immigrants who are under DACA and TPS, being employed is a major challenge and their job security is constantly under threat. Those without DACA and TPS face an even greater challenge.

PREPARE works to identify startups, non-profits, and businesses open to hiring immigrant employees and offer to help find talented DACA and TPS immigrants fitted for their positions. 

PERSONAL BIO

Juan Maya Hernandez is the founder of PREPARE. As a new DACA immigrant, he is channeling his own experience without DACA, to provide opportunities to immigrant employment seekers. It was years of struggling to find opportunities, working as a day laborer, juggling freelance photography, and his inability to pay for school expenses that motivated him to embark on a path in entrepreneurship. He was a Non-DACA for 18 years until 2021, when he was granted DACA. 

Juan is pursuing his Bachelor’s degree at University of California Los Angeles.

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