In the Arnold Ventures article "A Unique Workforce Development Program Shows Promise in Reducing Inequality and Boosting Economic Growth" by Bob Sullivan:
Yunior Valdez is a DACA immigrant and teenage father who found success through the Year Up program's year-long curriculum, combining technical skills and professional development.
Year Up, with a selective and rigorous approach, aims to bridge the Opportunity Divide. A randomized controlled trial shows significant earnings gains for graduates, and the program yields a positive societal impact, returning $1.66 for every dollar spent.
The numerous success stories position Year Up as a valuable tool for diversifying technology firms' workforces, adapting to emerging needs, and addressing racial and social inequality.