Voices of opportunity
Powerful, first-hand stories and personal reflections from the front lines of the Opportunity Movement.
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Jameela Roland: Choosing to Thrive
"When my sister reminded me about Year Up, I realized I had a lot to lose, but even more to gain. I had one opportunity to do what I hadn't: thrive."See more
Pathways Intertwined at Microsoft: The Adhikari Sisters
How pursuing their own paths landed sisters and Year Up alumnae, Sunny and Salma Adhikari, at a global leader in tech.See more
Breaking Down Barriers: Managing Through Mentorship at Microsoft
Internship Supervisor Mike Staten proves that expanding opportunity yields real results.See more
Finding Her Voice: Cecilia Sanchez Sanchez
After seizing the opportunities afforded to her by DACA and Year Up, Cecilia Sanchez went on to assist Year Up students with their own transformations.See more
The Tower Siblings: Creating Harmony in Corporate America
With roots in gospel music, the Tower siblings do everything together. Year Up was no different.See more
Kim Alejos: "Believe in yourself and push forward."
"The first-place winner is Kim Alejos!" Kim was shocked. She was the winner of Salesforce's semi-annual Year Up Intern Recognition Event. Now she's a full-time Salesforce technical writer.See more