Stories

Voices of opportunity

Powerful, first-hand stories and personal reflections from the front lines of the Opportunity Movement.

A Passion for Inclusion
Category | Stories National Greater Atlanta

A Passion for Inclusion

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Share your remote-work success story: Slack & Year Up

Share your remote-work success story: Slack & Year Up

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The Power of Vulnerability: Daniel Silva
Category | Dallas/Fort Worth

The Power of Vulnerability: Daniel Silva

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Passion and Perseverance Lead Joseph Griffin to Amazon
Category | Stories Puget Sound

Passion and Perseverance Lead Joseph Griffin to Amazon

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Year Up Aims to Tackle U.S. Racial Wealth Gap
Category | In the News National

Year Up Aims to Tackle U.S. Racial Wealth Gap

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Sights Set High at Amazon: Luis Alameda
Category | Stories South Florida

Sights Set High at Amazon: Luis Alameda

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A Community That Has Your Back: Marisa Desjarlais
Category | Stories Rhode Island

A Community That Has Your Back: Marisa Desjarlais

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Embracing the Non-Traditional Path: Bene’t Morando
Category | Stories

Embracing the Non-Traditional Path: Bene’t Morando

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How Julie Dominguez is transforming her community
Category | Stories

How Julie Dominguez is transforming her community

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Seizing Opportunities to Grow: Candacy Jeffery
Category | Stories

Seizing Opportunities to Grow: Candacy Jeffery

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What’s Holding Companies Back From Expanding Diversity
Category | In the News National

What’s Holding Companies Back From Expanding Diversity

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A Call to Do Something: Help Us Close the Opportunity Divide
Category | Stories

A Call to Do Something: Help Us Close the Opportunity Divide

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Job training program aims to close racial economic divide
Category | In the News National

Job training program aims to close racial economic divide

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As black jobless rate soars, Year Up and partners Merck, Amazon and others offer career development
Category | In the News National

As black jobless rate soars, Year Up and partners Merck, Amazon and others offer career development

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Black Lives Matter.

Black Lives Matter.

Systemic and institutional racism plays a key role in determining which young adults get opportunities to experience economic mobility, and which young adults face countless obstacles to reaching their full potential. At Year Up, we have worked for 20 years to remove these obstacles knowing the systems were flawed, and we will always have more work to do.

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Gaining Skills Virtually to Close the Inequality Gap
Category | In the News National Chicago

Gaining Skills Virtually to Close the Inequality Gap

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Resume Issues? Need An Internship? This Organization Can Help
Category | In the News National Capital Region

Resume Issues? Need An Internship? This Organization Can Help

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Jameela Roland: Choosing to Thrive
Category | Stories Puget Sound

Jameela Roland: Choosing to Thrive

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Pathways Intertwined at Microsoft: The Adhikari Sisters
Category | Stories Puget Sound

Pathways Intertwined at Microsoft: The Adhikari Sisters

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Breaking Down Barriers: Managing Through Mentorship at Microsoft
Category | Stories National

Breaking Down Barriers: Managing Through Mentorship at Microsoft

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The Tower Siblings
Category | Stories Chicago

The Tower Siblings

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Kim Alejos
Category | Stories Bay Area

Kim Alejos

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A Dream Manifested at Kaiser Permanente: Steven Singh
Category | Stories Bay Area

A Dream Manifested at Kaiser Permanente: Steven Singh

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Former Foster Youth Fighting for Reform: Luz Villar's Story of Determination
Category | Stories Greater Boston

Former Foster Youth Fighting for Reform: Luz Villar's Story of Determination

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Lifting While He Climbs: Fred Mutsinzi
Category | Stories Greater Boston

Lifting While He Climbs: Fred Mutsinzi

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Paving the Way at Wayfair
Category | Stories Greater Boston

Paving the Way at Wayfair

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A Pathway to Possibilities with Partners HealthCare
Category | Stories Greater Boston

A Pathway to Possibilities with Partners HealthCare

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Le'Sean Wells' Graduation Reflection
Category | Stories Greater Boston

Le'Sean Wells' Graduation Reflection

Before Year Up, Le’Sean fought charges for a crime he didn’t commit.

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