About LEN

What is LEN?

For over 30 years, LEN has been committed to training and developing a diverse workforce to support the thriving Bay Area economy. We believe that people from all communities and backgrounds should have the ability to actively participate in the benefits of the economic growth and stability found here.  Working almost exclusively with Mercy Housing, LEN offers jobs and on-the-job training to individuals interested in pursuing careers in the housing sector.  Having such a mutually beneficial relationship with Mercy Housing has helped LEN become a part of their staffing pipeline in the SF Bay Area, with a number of Mercy staff originating from LEN. Starting at the front desk clerk position, LEN staff has branched off into a number of different positions within the affordable housing giant that is Mercy Housing. The first step of your career starts here!

Meet Management

Nancy Rynd


Nancy oversees the recruiting and training process for LEN. Her work in education—including the community college system and the unified school district working with middle and high schools—has given her a broad view of educational requirements, job training and employer needs and demands. She holds an M.A. degree in Psychology.

Thomas Ahrens


Tom is responsible for day-to-day operations and administration. He brings over 30 years of accounting and administration experience to LEN, as well as his background as a teacher and job skills development expert. He has a B.A. degree in Psychology.

Daisy Reyes

-Mercy Liason-

Daisy manages the weekly coordination and scheduling of over 40 staff, working closely with the individual Mercy Housing facilities. She graduated from the LEN training program in 2005 and immediately started work as an assistant to the director. Since then she has been an integral part of LEN, at first supporting students in our traditional training programs and now our staff in their jobs at Mercy Housing.

Jerel Reyes

-Operations Manager-

Jerel helps maintain the daily operations for LEN from the bottom up, providing support wherever need. Being the first addition to management in over 10 years, he brings fresh perspective and ideas to our ever growing company. He comes equipped with over 10 years of hospitality experience and a B.S. in Marketing.