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Close the opportunity divide, and new doors open.

Year Up’s mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education.

We offer a one-year, intensive training program that provides low-income young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skill development, college credits, and corporate internships.

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  • 100%
    »
    placement of qualified students into internships
  • 90%
    »
    corporate partners would recommend the Year Up program to a colleague or friend
  • 85%
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    graduates employed or in college full time within four months of graduation
  • $15/hr (or $30,000/yr)
    »
    average wage at placement

Our Students

Sotheara Yem

Year Up Bay Area graduate

"Being part of Year Up is really setting me up for a better life and a better future. It's shown me that I can make something of myself."

Oneyda Escobar

Year Up Providence graduate

"All my hard work and dedication is paying off. I have the confidence and skills to overcome any and all challenges."

Jonathan Garcia

Year Up New York graduate

"If you would have told me a couple of years ago that I would be interning at American Express, helping VPs, I would never in a million years believed you."

Racquel Reeves

Year Up Bay Area graduate

"Year Up has provided me with so many opportunities and opened up so many doors so I can provide a better life for me and my son."

Stanley Narcisse

Year Up Boston graduate

"I made the transition from being a dependent novice to a valued member of the Goodwin Procter team."

2,100

bright young minds Year Up helps annually

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Our Partners

Salesforce.com

Salesforce has hosted 67 interns and continues to turn to Year Up for talent.

Ginny Kraus

CTO, Wholesale Banking, Wells Fargo

"They have even challenged some of the co-employees because they are so highly motivated. It has had a much, much broader impact on the group where they're working."

250+

companies currently benefiting from Year Up interns

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News & Events

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