Greater Baltimore Committee’s 15th Annual Bridging the Gap Achievement Award, November 2018

Fifteen Baltimore-area companies have been named winners of the Greater Baltimore Committee’s 15th Annual Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards.

The awards were presented November 14 during ceremonies honoring minority and women-owned firms for business achievement and others for their efforts to strengthen minority business development. More than 250 people attended the event, which was held at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore. Jimmy Rhee, Special Secretary of the Governor’s Office of Small, Minority and Women Business Affairs, was the guest speaker.

The awards program is part of Bridging the Gap, a minority business development initiative of the Greater Baltimore Committee, the region’s most prominent organization of business and civic leaders.

On behalf of the Greater Baltimore Committee Board of Directors, staff and members congratulations on being a winner of the 2018 Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards. Please click on our Facebook page to see highlights of the event.  Also click here to see highlights on Baltimore Snap.

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Year Up Voted 2018 Internship of the Year

Year Up offers a unique combo program that offers much more than an internship. Students enrolled in the Year Up program receive many benefits, including coursework for which they receive college credit, a paid internship, and one-on-one training and development to help prepare them to excel in college as well as in their careers.

The focus of Year Up is to provide more opportunities for urban young adults, giving minorities in particular increased opportunities to succeed in college and become successful in their careers.

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Best NonProfits to Work For by the NonProfit Times, April 2018

Large nonprofits generally have more resources to be able to provide more services to their constituents or better salaries and benefits for employees. But bigger organizations are not without their own challenges compared to their more diminutive counterparts.

“When we think about things, sometimes it’s a little slower than I’d like because we want it to work for 850 people versus 10 people in one site, and the tax impacts may vary by state,” said John Bradley, chief operating officer (COO) of Year Up. “How do you make what we’re talking about work both nationally and local, operating within markets we need to be working within?”

Year Up is consistently ranked in the Best Nonprofits To Work For. This year, the Boston-headquartered nonprofit that provides intensive professional education to urban young adults comes in at No. 35 overall and fourth among large organizations (those with at least 250 employees). There are about 175 staff in the national office and another 21 sites in the field, totaling almost 800 employees.

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Best NonProfits to Work For by the NonProfit Times, April 2017

Year Up was recently named one of the best nonprofits to work for by TheNonProfitTimes, marking its seventh consecutive year on the list. The award program is sponsored by The Nonprofit Times and Best Companies Group (BCG), which utilize a nationwide survey to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in the nonprofit industry in the United States.

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Year Up Baltimore Receives the Maryland Cybersecurity Trailblazer Diversity Award, March 2017

On Wednesday, March 22, 2017 the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland met for its inaugural awards celebration. Convening at Baltimore’s Visionary Art Museum in the Inner Harbor at the base of Federal Hill, Maryland Cybersecurity celebrated some of the state’s leaders in information security practice and innovation.

Year Up Baltimore took the Cybersecurity Diversity Trailblazer award. Based at Baltimore City Community College, Year Up prepares students working toward their degree with an intensive career-preparation program that includes professional coaching, hands-on skill development, and internships at leading companies. 

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Best Nonprofit to Work For by the NonProfit Times, April 2016