We give you hands-on training, real-world corporate access, a six-month internship, and unparalleled support.
You bring all your
talent, grit, and drive.
Why Year Up?
Our one-year training program offers real access to today's best companies and a proven path to career success. You’ll learn the skills hiring companies need and make important professional connections. 100% of qualified students earn an internship.
We ask companies what skills they’re looking for, then train you in those skills to ensure you’ll land a top job when you graduate. That’s why 90% of our grads are either employed within the profession they studied or in school within four months.
Your six-month internship is about gaining access, getting your foot in the door, and making connections that count. You’ll receive valuable, hands-on experience working at a major company as you further develop the technical skills you’ve learned.
Earn college credit at one of our college partners OR up to 30 ACE college credit recommendations recognized at more than 2000 higher education institutions nationwide, depending on where you train. That’s a boost to both your career and college goals.
Rather than paying, our students actually earn educational stipend payments to offset expenses during their training and internship. Why? Because Year Up is a nonprofit. So, unlike other job training programs, we aren’t in it for money. We’re in it for you.
There are always reasons to wait or put off your future. But Year Up can help you manage anything that challenges your success, no matter how big or small. Focus on your goals. Our coaches, mentors, social workers, and staff are here to support you.
Learn the professional “soft” skills managers say set our grads apart, including: communicating comfortably in business situations; anticipating and solving problems faster; adjusting to new situations to get work done on time; and more.
After graduating Year Up, you’ll have access to resources, support and a network of 18,000+ alumni. Our vision is to see alumni advance in their careers and education, give back to Year Up, and be the movers and shakers in the Opportunity Movement. You’re a student for a year and a Year Up graduate for life.
What Alumni Say
From DACA DREAMER, uncertain about her future, to proud professional.
“Year Up allowed me to continue my college education, intern at an amazing company, grow as an individual, and realize my potential.”
Our students don’t accept the stereotypes. And neither do we.
“I could have become a statistic, but I wanted something bigger. Year Up changed my perspective and boosted my confidence.”
From a Year Up internship to a career at the ASPCA.
“Without Year Up, I don’t know where I’d be. This program enabled me to build a support network that, in turn, helped me build my career.“
From minimum wage to career success at Salesforce.
"As a student, I had to work 2-3 jobs to support myself. I couldn’t keep up and got evicted. Had I not participated in Year Up, I’d still be struggling."
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