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.

Harold Washington College (HWC) Campus

Year Up Chicago at Harold Washington College Campus launched as of March 2018.  At the Harold Washington College campus, you will be dually enrolled in Year Up and as a student at Harold Washington College. Alongside high support from Year Up staff, you will have full access to college resources, such as academic and advising supports. You will take a combination of Harold Washington College and Year Up classes, covering technical and professional skills.

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Office Hours for Prospective Students

Information Sessions, Drop-In Office Hours and Fast-Track Saturdays for Prospective Students We host regular information sessions on the following dates and times: Tuesday at 10:30 am Thursday at 5:00pm Drop-In Office Hours are hosted on Wednesdays from 9-11am Fast-Track Saturday (prospective applicants can complete 3 of 4 steps of the admissions...

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Year Up Chicago Information Session

Tuesdays at 10:30 am (Downtown Campus, 223 W. Jackson Blvd., 4th Floor)  

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Year Up Chicago Opportunity Breakfast

Since 2010, Year Up Chicago has helped more than 850 young adults achieve their professional and educational goals while providing Chicago’s leading businesses with a pipeline of trained and highly motivated talent. On Friday, September 29th at 7:30 am, we invite you to join other Chicago executives, philanthropists, and community leaders...

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