“The success we’ve seen with the Year Up program has been off the charts.”

Mike Jennings, Senior Director, Global Technology Solutions, LinkedIn

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“It’s just one year of your life to the career of your dreams.”

Manuali’i Misa, Year Up Graduate

Become a Student

“Every one of these young adults has a spark.”

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Year Up empowers low-income young adults young adults Our students are highly motivated and talented, but lack access to traditional pathways to education and professional employment. to go from poverty poverty 6 million young adults are out of school, out of work, and disconnected from the economic mainstream. to professional careers professional careers 85% of Year Up graduates are employed or attending school full-time within four months of graduation. in a single year single year Our one-year intensive training program combines marketable job skills, stipends, internships, and college credits. .

What Is The Opportunity Divide?

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Millions of young adults in the US have talent and motivation, but lack opportunity. At the same time, companies have opportunities available, but lack the talent they need to succeed.

The Year Up Solution

We connect young adults who need opportunity with companies who need their talent.

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See Our Impact

85% of Year Up graduates are employed or attending college full-time within four months of completing the program.

250+

companies currently benefitting
from Year Up talent

Year Up and Salesforce Bridge the Opportunity Divide
Mike Scannell, State Street, Year Up Partner
Bank of The West
Bank of America
AOL and Year Up
Meet Our Partners

2,000+

bright young minds Year Up
serves annually

Stanley Narcisse
Meet Stanley Narcisse
Year Up Boston graduate

"All I knew was that they would pay me to come to school, and that was enough for me. Little did I know, I was about to embark on a life-altering journey."

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Clara Saenzpardo
Meet Clara Saenzpardo
Year Up Bay Area graduate

"At Year Up I had the support of mentors and advisors. Now at Salesforce I have great people to learn from every day."

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James McGriff
Meet James McGriff
Year Up National Capital Region graduate

"Year Up changes lives by connecting us to opportunities, then providing the skills and support needed to achieve our full potential."

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Jonathan Garcia
Meet Jonathan Garcia
Year Up New York graduate

"Without Year Up, I don’t know what I would be doing right now. This program is seriously, seriously a life-saver."

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Meet Year Up Atlanta’s Inaugural Class
Meet Meet Year Up Atlanta’s Inaugural Class
Year Up Atlanta graduate

"I thought it was impossible for someone to be able to pay you to learn something that you like to do anyway."

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Consuelo Huerta
Meet Consuelo Huerta
Year Up Chicago graduate

"Since the first day of Year Up orientation, success is something that has been engraved in our minds. Year Up has been the provider and our motivator to succeed, providing us with hope and an alternative lifestyle."

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Jefferson Wong
Meet Jefferson Wong
Year Up Puget Sound graduate

"I think future employers should know that Year Up students are diverse, determined, and driven. When we put our minds to it, we can amount to anything."

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Bobby Leak
Meet Bobby Leak
Year Up Baltimore graduate

"After being hired as an analyst of the GLS reconciliation, I was asked to take on a new task of helping lead and develop the Retail Banking Operations team that was being created in Baltimore."

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Ruth-ann Bowen
Meet Ruth-ann Bowen
Year Up Atlanta graduate

"I see myself growing with Bank of America and expect to start school in the spring."

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Joe Teixeira
Meet Joe Teixeira
Year Up Boston graduate

"I thought I wanted to own a car shop. I never realized I’d be great in IT."

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Danica Thao
Meet Danica Thao
Year Up Puget Sound graduate

""I decided to apply to Year Up not only because of my love for computers, but because the support began the moment I set foot in the door.""

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Alec Galloway
Meet Alec Galloway
Year Up Chicago graduate

"If I hadn’t participated in the Year Up program I wouldn’t be where I am today. Now, I’m in a position where I can have my own place, attend one of the greatest technical institutes in Illinois, and help others. "

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Jasmine Chestnut
Meet Jasmine Chestnut
Year Up National Capital Region graduate

"“I’m happy to declare who I am and to be a part of such a significant movement.” <br/> <br/> <i> Jasmine Chestnut, Graduate </i>"

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Jessica Rosado
Meet Jessica Rosado
Year Up New York graduate

"“Year Up became my home away from home. A place I was able to open up and be myself, but also better myself and learn a lot of skills that a regular college or high school won’t teach you.”"

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