Closing the Opportunity Divide in Chicago

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 skill development, college credits, and corporate internships. 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.

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Year Up Chicago
223 West Jackson Blvd. Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60606

Phone: (312) 726-5300

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Our Students

Orion Casey

Year Up Chicago graduate

"The professionalism was definitely something that I needed and I wouldn't have got going to a regular college."

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Our Partners

Morningstar Inc.


Morningstar, Inc. has hosted multiple cycles of Year Up Chicago interns and hired Year Up Chicago graduates, earning the January 2014 Urban Empowerment Award. Read more »

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News & Events

Open House

We are gearing up for our next class that begins in September 2014! To find out more about our program and begin the application process, join us for one of our Open Houses. Each Open House starts promptly at 3pm and we are located at 223 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 400. For more information, please contact our Admissions Department by phone at (312) 726-5300 (press 1 for Admissions) or by email at Dates for the Open Houses are:

  • April 7, 2014
  • April 14, 2014
  • April 21, 2014
  • April 28, 2014

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03/18/14 Year Up Chicago taking people from poverty to a professional career - just one year later. MoreĀ»
02/13/14 Year Up Featured in Lawndale News: Here They Come, Corporate America: Year Up Chicago Transforms Urban Youth into Professionalst More»
01/13/14 Year Up Chicago presents Morningstar Inc. with the Urban Empowerment Award the Class of January 2014 Graduationt More»
11/03/13 Year Up Featured in ChicagoTribune: Year Up gives young adults leg up in job market More»
11/01/13 Year Up Featured in Chicago Sun-Times: Year Up program helps students clear hurdles More»

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