Welcoming Our New Director of Programs!

Meet Chabely! Chabely Ramos comes to Latino U College Access (LUCA) with over 12 years of nonprofit program management, fundraising, and resource development. As Director of Programs, Chabely will support the future growth of LUCA’s mission and lead the dynamic Program Team in delivering high-quality college access and success programming for low-income, first-generation Latino students.

A first-generation Latina herself, Chabely is passionate about community service, storytelling, and closing opportunity gaps that disproportionately affect youth from immigrant families. She was born and raised in The Bronx, where she was assured that success would require leaving her neighborhood. Instead, Chabely was inspired to strengthen her community from within.

Through her work as a Bronx Community Manager with Literacy Inc. (LINC), Chabely led neighborhood-based reading programs, trained parents as local reading ambassadors, and managed relationships with key stakeholders. She then transitioned to the organization’s fundraising team where she cultivated corporate partnerships – as Manager of Corporate Relations, and then Associate Director of Corporate Philanthropy – with companies such as the New York Yankees, Target, RBC Capital Markets, and ViacomCBS.

Chabely received her Master’s in Public Administration from New York University where she concentrated on Nonprofit and Public Management at the Wagner School of Public Service. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English from Hofstra University, where she became a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In her spare time, Chabely is an avid reader who enjoys writing short stories; she also loves to cook and is a dedicated New York Yankees fan.