Puget Sound/Seattle

Puget Sound/Seattle

Closing the Opportunity Divide in the Pacific Northwest

Year Up Puget Sound 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 March 2011 and have been overwhelmed with the warm welcome and support from both corporate and community partners in the Puget Sound region. Over 15,000 young adults in the Puget Sound region do not have access to livable wage careers or higher education. Year Up students across the nation are proving that these young adults are capable of adding immediate value to local companies, and we look forward to closing the Opportunity Divide in this community.

Contact Information

Year Up Puget Sound
2607 2nd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121

Phone: (206) 441-4465
Fax: (206) 728-4668

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Our Students

Mahogany Montgomery

Year Up Puget Sound graduate

"Before, Corporate America seemed out of my reach. Now, when I hear CEO, CIO, vice president or board member, I am not intimidated."

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News & Events


02/19/14 Closing the Opportunity Divide with Year Up More »
02/03/14 Seattle-area companies hire disadvantaged youth from Year Up program More »
01/22/14 'Year Up' Program Gives Young Adults A Leg Up On Job Market
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12/04/13 Year Up: Program helps inner city students reach full potential More »
11/08/13 Sound Perspectives: We urge our youth to pursue their dreams. But does our community make it possible? More »

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