In The New York Times article "Fred Mutsinzi went from homelessness to venture capital. Here’s how" by Peter Coy:
Fred Mutsinzi went from homelessness in Portland, Maine, to a job as an investment analyst in Boston - reflecting the transformative impact of Year Up, a program offering tuition-free job training and internships for all young adults - no matter their background, income, or zipcode. However, there is also the challenge of Year Up's limited scale compared to the vast number of unemployed youth in the U.S. The program aims to address this by experimenting with outsourcing hard skills training and focusing on essential soft skills. Year Up is also exploring ways to shorten the training period and has a subsidiary, Grads of Life, targeting diversity and inclusion in corporate hiring practices.