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George Fant talks Year Up partnership, defense and playing both tackle positions

By Billy Riccette | Dec 19, 2022

The 2022 "My Cause My Cleats" initiative in the NFL saw New York Jets offensive tackle George Fant supporting Year Up, a tuition-free job training program for young adults aged 18-29. In an interview with Jets Wire, Fant discusses his connection with Year Up, and the importance of partnering with organizations focused on youth empowerment.
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Rob and Karen Hale: The couple who gave $1 million to charity every week this year

By Shirley Leung | Dec 16, 2022

In The Boston Globe article "Rob and Karen Hale: The couple who gave $1 million to charity every week this year" written by Shirley Leung:
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A Good Job Is a Gift That Keeps Giving

By Peter Coy | Nov 30, 2022

Year Up's impact is evident in success stories like that of Year Up graduate Fred Mutsinzi, who rose from homelessness to pursue a career in finance through the program. With a track record of placing graduates in internships with major employers, Year Up opens doors to job offers or college admissions, boasting an average starting salary of $52,000. This underscores the societal significance of investing not just in job quantity but also in job quality, echoing sentiments shared by the Families and Workers Fund. Supporting organizations like Year Up and the Families and Workers Fund is crucial for addressing systemic barriers and fostering lasting change in the workforce landscape.
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Giving Tuesday: Inflation, Economic Concerns Stoke Need for More Social Care — How To Find and Give Help

By Vance Cariaga | Nov 29, 2022

This year's Giving Tuesday gains significance due to the financial strain caused by soaring inflation, heightening the demand for social care services. According to a survey by Findhelp, over three-quarters of nonprofits express concern about meeting this increased demand, with food and housing support organizations facing the greatest surge. The survey underscores the urgency of donations during the holiday season, with providing a platform to connect donors with verified local organizations addressing critical needs. Notably, Year Up, a job training program supporting young adults in securing careers, seeks to expand its impact, with successful records prompting government support and initiatives to reach more individuals annually.
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Athenahealth CEO looks to take Watertown health IT company public, for a second time

By Jon Chesto | Nov 28, 2022

Year Up is expanding its Career Accelerator program with a $3 million donation from Blackstone, aiming to reach a larger audience by partnering with community colleges and intermediaries.
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These Job-Training Programs Work, and May Show Others the Way

By Steve Lohr | Oct 3, 2022

Year Up is one of a relative handful of nonprofits that have established track records of lifting young adults into jobs that can be ladders to the
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