Downtown Campus

Year Up Chicago is a one-year, intensive training program that provides low-income young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skills development, coursework eligible for college credit, corporate internships, and wraparound support. We opened our doors in September 2010 and have been overwhelmed with the warm welcome from both corporate and community partners. Our founding partners include Citadel, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, CDW, Unisys, and AON.

National Louis University Campus

Year Up Chicago at National Louis University will launch in January 2017 at the National Louis University Chicago campus. Year Up Chicago offers an intensive, one-year program for college students, ages 18-24, combining professional coaching, hands-on skill development, and internships at some of America’s top companies. As college students, our young adults have access to the library, tutoring resources, and other services offered by the university, in addition to the services offered by Year Up. As students work toward completing a degree at National Louis University, Year Up Chicago provides them with professional development and work experience, preparing graduates to launch a meaningful career. 

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Community Partner Open House

We hope that you will join us for our Community Partner Open House! Here you will learn about our new growth, education tracks, and partnership with National Louis University. Come prepared to ask questions and get them answered, as well as network with our wonderful partner organizations. Refreshments and wine will...

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Year Up Chicago Information Session

Learn more on how to become a Year Up Chicago student by attending an Information Session! This is a great opportunity to tour the site, ask any questions you may have about the program, and to connect with current students. Information sessions take place every Monday at 4:00 pm and every...

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