Year Up Greater Philadelphia Participates in Keller Williams’ Annual RED Day

Keller Williams’ annual day of service took place on Thursday, May 11th, and was dedicated to Renewing, Energizing and Donating to local communities in Philadelphia May 15, 2017 Year Up Greater Philadelphia, a year-long workforce development program for low-income young adults, participated in the Keller Williams Realty Center City’s...

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May 17, 2017 | Philadelphia

Got a Degree Without the Pedigree? There’s Hope

To succeed in asset management, it pays to attend the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard or Columbia, according to a study of more than 36,000 professionals from more than 4,500 companies by the investment analytics provider eVestment. Those three schools accounted for nearly 3,000 fund professionals, while peer institutions, such...

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May 2, 2017 | yearup

Year Up Greater Philadelphia Wins Award in Higher Education at the Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal Awards

Nonprofit Recognized as Effective Pathway to Higher Education and Professional Careers for Low-Income Young Adults Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; February 15, 2017 – Building on its history of successful student outcomes, the workforce development nonprofit Year Up Greater Philadelphia announced today that it has been recognized as an Organizational Innovator in the...

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February 15, 2017 | yearup

Charlotte Norman

In a previous semester at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), I was forced to withdraw from school due to hospitalizations because I have Sickle Cell Anemia, and that resulted in further financial stress. I found myself in a scary place: limited family support, working three minimum wage jobs,...

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January 17, 2017 | yearup

Yunior Crispin Valdez

My earliest memories are of days spent roaming with my family and never settling down. We moved from the Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico to get out of the poverty we lived in. Eventually, we landed just north of Boston. After years of wandering, it was a relief to...

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November 22, 2016 | yearup

FutureWork: “A Year Up”

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November 2, 2016 | yearup