Reena De Asis LA:RISE Program and Partnership Manager Cultivating public-private partnership. Reena manages the LA:RISE program and connects social enterprises to the workforce system, supportive services, and employers, thereby creating an integrated system that allows all partners to bring their expertise and resources to the table. LA:RISE is an innovative partnership that unites the City and County of Los Angeles to help people with high employment barriers get jobs, stay employed, and build a better life. As the LA:RISE Program and Partnership Manager, she is responsible for fostering existing partnerships and forming new relationships with local government, businesses, philanthropy, and nonprofits. Most recently, Reena was the Executive Director of Dress for Success Worldwide-West, an international nonprofit focused on empowering women to achieve economic independence. Prior to that, she was Director of Marketing for Causecast, a B Corp that helps companies build highly-engaged workplaces through employee philanthropy solutions. With a passion for social impact work, she joined REDF to help people with employment barriers find long-term stability and success. Reena studied Communications: Public Relations with a minor in Human Services at California State University, Fullerton, graduating cum laude. She also has a certificate in nonprofit organizational leadership from CSUF. In her free time, you can find Reena serving on the leadership council of Downtown Women’s Center where she’s been a longtime volunteer, frolicking in nature, or immersed in Los Angeles’ vibrant live music scene.