Voices of opportunity
Powerful, first-hand stories and personal reflections from the front lines of the Opportunity Movement.
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Nadeen Hamad’s transformational experience at Year Up compelled her to encourage her sister, Sahar, and brother, Ahmad, to also enroll in the program. Now, all three Hamad siblings are finding new pathways to education and career success—and they’re doing it together.See more
A Ukrainian immigrant and Year Up Chicago graduate, Pavlo is building his career in data science at LinkedIn, and strives to help others achieve their own professional goals in the process.See more
Nicki Maher has supported Year Up's mission and young adults in various ways, including mentoring students, hosting interns, and hiring graduates. Hear from Nicki to learn why she's been a long-time Year Up supporter and what she's learned along the way.See more
Clarence Early is a Year Up 2016 graduate who, after 5+ years working in the IT field, founded the online platform Afrikwave, with the goal to empower and uplift those in Africa by creating career opportunities.See more