NSCC and Year Up will launch a free program to launch young adults into meaningful-wage careers in business and IT

June 20, 2019 – Lynn, MA — North Shore Community College (NSCC) and Year Up Greater Boston will sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) today to launch a joint program in 2020 for 160 NSCC students. Participants will receive one semester of free technical and professional skills classes, followed by a semester-long internship at a top Boston-area company. Throughout the year, students will earn college credits and a weekly financial stipend.

Following the MOA signing, the two organizations will honor the nine Year Up alumni who also graduated from NSCC. Over 90 Year Up alumni and friends are expected for the reception.

The signing will take place on Thursday, June 20 at 5:15pm, followed by the reception from 5:30-7:30pm, at North Shore Community College’s Lynn Campus (300 Broad St, Lynn, 2nd Floor Student Commons).

NSCC President Patricia Gentile and Year Up Greater Boston Executive Director Bob Dame will sign the MOU. Alumni of Year Up and NSCC will attend the event, as well as members of the Year Up North Shore Launch Council, including:

  • Colin Codner, Executive Director, Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Danielson Gomes, Information Systems Analyst, American Tower (alumnus of NSCC and Year Up)
  • Laura Kurzrok, former Executive Director, Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation
  • Sarah Link, Vice President of Community Impact, United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley
  • Thomas McGee, Mayor, City of Lynn
  • Shamir Murad, Support Engineer, CyberArk (alumnus of NSCC and Year Up)
  • Mary Sarris, Executive Director, North Shore Workforce Board
  • Binkley Shorts, Philanthropist
  • Dr. Patrick Tutwiler, Superintendent, Lynn Public Schools
  • Gladys Vega, Executive Director, Chelsea Collaborative

The new Year Up campus at NSCC will allow Year Up Greater Boston to serve 160 young adults every year in the Lynn region, providing them with in-demand skills, support and experience to secure meaningful-wage careers in business and IT. It will also ensure a direct pathway for participants to earn a college degree from NSCC.