Year Up strongly supports the continuation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). With DACA, more young adults have the safety and security to pursue employment opportunities and add value to the United States workforce. At Year Up, we’ve seen, firsthand, how DACA has allowed our students and graduates to become strong contributors in the American economy. These are their stories.
Client Service Representative at State Street Corporation
Going through Year Up and working at State Street gave me the opportunity to prove that immigrants are hungry, dedicated, willing to learn and work to be successful—in our jobs, for our families,and for the country. Read more.
Fraud Analyst II at Bank of America
DACA was a miracle for young adults like me. Because of it, we don’t need to live in fear, we can provide for our families, and we have the opportunity to be part of the economy and prove that we have potential, we matter, and we can make change happen. Read more.
Technology Operations Technician at JPMorgan Chase
I had to learn to set my own path at a young age. Now the dreams that once seemed so far away are within my grasp. Year Up allowed me to take five steps forward and I am never looking back. Read more.
Christian Mora Vazquez
Recruitment Specialist at Year Up
Year Up has given me something I thought I had lost: Courage. The courage to believe that my future is not decided by what street I grew up on or the color of my skin, but by the amount of hard work and determination I’m willing to put in to achieve my goals. Read more.
Yunior Crispin Valdez
Sales Development Representative at CarGurus
Year Up took me from working various mall jobs to learning about B2B sales at one of the coolest companies in Boston. I now have the opportunity to become a role model to my peers and other immigrant students. Read more.
Assistant Coordinating Producer Intern at Accenture