Screen Shot 2017-03-14 at 9.43.48 AMYear Up celebrated the launch of its program last fall at El Centro College with a ceremony on Tuesday that included remarks by Mayor Mike Rawlings.

The nonprofit offers an intensive, one year program for low-income students, ages 18-24, combing professional coaching, hands-on skill development and internships at several companies.

Founding corporate partners include AT&T, Bank of America, Liberty Mutual, New York Life and JPMorgan Chase.

As students work toward completing a degree at El Centro College, Year Up Dallas/Fort Worth provides them with professional development and work experience.

Since its launch, the program has served 78 young adults and will expand to serve more than 200 students in 2018. Learn more at

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