Voices of opportunity
Powerful, first-hand stories and personal reflections from the front lines of the Opportunity Movement.
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Q&A with Clarence Early, Year Up Graduate and Founder of Afrikwave
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
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Brayan Luna Is Building His Career With JPMorgan Chase
"A year ago I was here with some steel-toed boots and a hard hat, and now I’m here with a tie,” the Year Up alumnus laughed.See more
At American Express, Ryan Campbell Finds His Domain
Now an Information Security Analyst I, the Year Up graduate is keeping customers safe and building a career in cyber security.See more
Biruk Fare Designs a Career in UX at Amazon
"...I had set out to become a designer which wasn’t an easy target. But starting as a Quality Assurance intern and becoming a UX Designer has been my biggest accomplishment at Amazon.”See more
Hardship and Hard Work Lead Nico Cargo to Microsoft
Sophocles said, “there is no success without hardship.”See more
At DocuSign, Gabrielle Pinheiro Makes Her Mark
A first-generation Brazilian immigrant and Year Up Bay Area graduate, Gabrielle helped build the company’s quality assurance program.See more