First Annual Evening of Jazz Fundraiser to Support Year Up Baltimore’s Programs to Connect Low-Income Youth with Careers and Higher Education

The fundraiser will take place on Sunday, September 25, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at Grey Rock Mansion, 400 Grey Rock Road, Pikesville, MD 21208. A VIP reception will be held from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, and the event will also feature a silent auction. Up The Tempo Jazz Event - Baltimore

The event will support Year Up Baltimore’s proven program to provide local young adults with in-demand technical and professional skills, as well as the experience and support to launch a career in IT, General Business, and Cyber Security. It will also honor Year Up Baltimore’s valued partners and supporters — at the individual, corporate and community level.

“As we continue to provide skilled, motivated entry-level talent for top employers in the Baltimore area, we’re thrilled to have this opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our students and graduates, as well as the dedication of our partners and supporters,” said Roland Selby, Executive Director of Year Up Baltimore.

For more information, please contact Derrick Taliaferro at (410) 487-2784 or For ticket sales, please visit the “Year Up Jazz” event page on

Year Up Baltimore currently serves more than 80 young people each year in partnership with Baltimore City Community College. As students work towards completing a degree, Year Up Baltimore provides them with professional development and work experience, preparing graduates to launch a meaningful career in growing industries. Since 2010, Year Up Baltimore has served hundreds of talented young adults from the Baltimore Metropolitan Area and surrounding counties. Nationwide, 85 percent of Year Up graduates are employed or attending college full time within four months of completing the program, with average starting salaries of $36,000/year. Learn more about Year Up Baltimore by following us on Twitter @YearUpBaltimore and Year Up Baltimore on Facebook.

About Year Up Inc.

Year Up’s mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Year Up achieves this mission through a high support, high expectation model that combines marketable job skills, stipends, internships and college credits. Its holistic approach focuses on students’ professional and personal development to place these young adults on a viable path to economic self-sufficiency. Year Up currently serves more than 3,000 students a year at sites in Arizona, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Jacksonville, the National Capital Region, New York City, Philadelphia, Providence, Puget Sound, San Francisco Bay Area, and South Florida. To learn more, visit or