Director of Program Quality & Delivery (Prior roles: Director of Special Projects; Director of Outreach and Admissions, Chicago)
There are so many things I love about working at Year Up. I love the students that we work with; they are extremely motivated and I am inspired by them every day. I love the culture of the agency; we truly work hard and have fun. I love working for a non-profit that is evidenced based, results oriented, and achieves outcomes. The organization runs like a successful business, but the profit is the success of those we serve.
Every graduation when I reflect on how far the students have come in just one year, it solidifies why I work at Year Up. I get to see students from the beginning when they are barely making ends meet, living off public assistance, sometimes even homeless, and by the end of the year, they are walking into jobs earning livable wages at some of the nation’s top companies. This program has a true impact on individuals and families and it is amazing to see that in action.