Der Yang

Program Manager, Employment

Der Yang is is the Program Manager for ILC + REC’s Employment and Matching Grant Programs. She was born oversees to refugees and raised in the United States. 


She spent six years as a Child Welfare Social Worker before joining the ILC + REC team. 


Der speaks English and Hmong. 

Der is a graduate of the University of Nebraska- Eau Claire and Eastern Washington University. 


When she’s not at work, you can find Der traveling, checking out new coffee shops, and spending quality time with her 9-pound shih tzu Hartley and her 11-pound tuxedo cat Carly. 

Community Involvement

Omaha Area Refugee Taskforce

Co-chair of the Employment Committee

Givers of Dreams Organization

English Tutor

CASA of Douglas County

Child Advocate (2018-2019)


Eastern Washington University

Master of Social Work

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Bachelor of Social Work

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