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Welcome to VaiLocal!

Mentorship and jobs for high school and college students

VaiLocal helps students unlock their potential. Since 2019, we have been trusted by dozens of local organizations and hundreds of young people in the search for jobs, internships, volunteering positions, and tutoring opportunities.

 

VaiLocal's success led our founder, Giuseppe Di Cera, to be recognized in the St. Louis Inno Under 25 as one of the top entrepreneurs in St. Louis.  We also received grant funding from the Taco Bell Foundation Ambition Accelerator and participated in the University of Chicago College New Venture Challenge. VaiLocal's expertise in building jobs boards led the United States Senate Youth Alumni Association to request that we build and manage their alumni jobs board. 

Meet The Team

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Giuseppe Di Cera

Founder & CEO

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Celeste Serpa 

Operations Manager

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Paul Cavalieri

Advisor

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We are VaiLocal – we have been working for young people and local organizations since 2019 – learn more about us below!

VaiLocal In The News

St. Louis Inno Under 25
How Giuseppe Di Cera's struggle to find a job in high school turned into a business of his own

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MIT Solve 
2023 Solv[ED] Youth Innovation Challenge 

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United States Senate Youth Program
Missouri 2020 Delegate Giuseppe Di Cera's Life During the Pandemic Includes A Senate Internship and more

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NOVA Talent 
The NOVA 111 Student List
 

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Ladue News
Ladue High School Graduate Establishes VaiLocal (formerly Student Opportunities Network)

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“​​It has been really cool getting to pursue my interest in social media marketing while also being on the inside of the real estate business. I am able to use my own creative instincts in the realm of my assignments which makes my work fun and exciting."

Sarah Suffian

Gladys Manion Real Estate

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