Casey Recupero

Managing Director, Direct Service

As Managing Director, Casey Recupero is responsible for the performance of Year Up’s direct service organization, which serves nearly 5,000 young adults across the country each year. Working through Executive Directors and their leadership teams, Casey works to ensure strong outcomes for young adults and top employers alike, as well as the ongoing sustainability of Year Up’s proven approach.

Casey joined Year Up’s headquarters team in 2014, first as National Director of Program and subsequently as National Site Director for the organization’s Northeast Region. Earlier in his Year Up career, Casey served as the Executive Director of Year Up Boston, stewarding the organization’s largest site through several stages of growth while deepening its impact on the Opportunity Divide facing young people in Massachusetts.

Before joining Year Up in 2004, Casey served as a Program Officer at World Education, where he partnered with African nonprofit organizations on a variety of initiatives, including HIV/AIDS peer education for Ghanaian youth, development of the South African small business sector, and grassroots education reform in Malawi.

Casey has a B.A in Anthropology and African Studies from Harvard College, is a graduate of the LeadBoston program, and has served on the Selection Advisory Council for the GreenLight Fund, the Lewis Family Foundation’s Community Advisory Group, and Mayor Menino’s Success Boston Task Force.

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