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Year Up, Inc.

Year Up is an award-winning, national nonprofit that provides young adults, between the ages of 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skill development, college-level coursework and corporate internships. 

Founded in 2000, Year Up is dedicated to closing the skills gap for thousands of young adults across the country by connecting talented and motivated young people eager for work with employees that need talent. To-date, Year Up has served 19,500+ students across 25 campuses in 21 U.S. cities. We have an ambitious goal of serving 30,000 young adults by 2021! 


 
 

OUR VISION

In the future, every young adult will be able to reach their potential.

OUR MISSION

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.

We achieve this mission through a high support, high expectation model that combines marketable job skills, stipends, internships and college credits. Our holistic approach focuses on students’ professional and personal development to place these young adults on a viable path to economic self-sufficiency.

OUR VALUES

Our six core values guide all aspects of our work:

  • Respect and value others
  • Build trust, be honest
  • Be accountable
  • Engage and embrace diversity
  • Strive to learn
  • Work hard and have fun

Our Locations

ARIZONA

BALTIMORE

BAY AREA

CHICAGO

DALLAS/FORT WORTH

GREATER ATLANTA

GREATER BOSTON

GREATER PHILADELPHIA

JACKSONVILLE

LOS ANGELES

NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION

NEW YORK

PROVIDENCE

PUGET SOUND

SOUTH FLORIDA

The Opportunity Divide

Millions of young adults in this country are facing social and economic injustice. Despite talent and motivation, they lack access to higher education and careers that provide them with a living wage. At the same time, our economy needs help. U.S. businesses are calling for more and better-trained talent to compete on the global stage, but there will not be enough skilled workers to meet that demand.

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