We are YLNI - Charl Franks
Charl Franks is a financial professional, entrepreneur, and returning adult college student. Charl has been based in northeast Indiana since 2004 after moving to the United States from South Africa.
Congrats Leadership Institute Graduates - Class of 2019
We were blessed with another great 2019 Leadership Institute Class. Hear from some of the graduates themselves to learn more their experience with the institute first hand.
With support from the Lincoln Financial Foundation, YLNI launched a video project aimed at helping showcase area venues and attractions in a manner that would be attractive to the young leaders that our community hopes to attract and retain.
Vision 20/20 Survey Results
Vision 20/20 began when our Advisory Council, a group of influential community leaders, challenged us to return Northeast Indiana to a prosperous region to help bring back the swagger this community used to know so well.
YLNI Provides Opportunities for Personal Relationships
“Where can a young professional create a personal relationship with a community leader? Is there somewhere to simply ask questions and learn more about particular community leaders in a non-intimidating and intimate environment? “
YLNI Signs onto Indiana Competes, Supports the Passage of a Strong Hate Crimes Law in Indiana
The Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana (YLNI) Board of Directors voted to sign onto the Indy Chamber’s Indiana Competes initiative, which aims to support a strong hate crimes law being passed in the 2019 Indiana legislative session.
YLNI Hot Spots offer a Warm Welcome
Imagine walking into a neat, local restaurant and seeing a group of young professionals mingling in the corner. You are greeted by a couple of big, warm smiles and given a name tag. Would you be nervous, intimidated, excited, or maybe even a combination of the two?
2017 YLNI Candidate Boot Camp
YLNI Candidate Boot Camp is designed to encourage Northeast Indiana’s emerging leaders to think critically about public service.
2015 YLNI My City Summit
The 2015 event, “My City Summit: Cultivate Innovation, Community, Connection” was designed to create a city experience for attendees; an opportunity to participate in the evolving culture and economic sustainability that is critical to attracting and retaining young talent in Fort Wayne.