El Centro de la Raza's Student Success Leaders (SSLs) and Program Assistants (PAs) are a cohort of undergraduate student employees who take lead with daily activities and operations of El Centro. The overarching goal is to expose students to a professional work environment presenting the opportunity to learn and acquire crucial skills. Through the Student Professional Development Academy, SSLs and PAs will leave UNM & El Centro not only equipped with the knowledge learned from their program of studies but also with hands on experience and tangible skills for post-graduation endeavors.