- Greater Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- July 20, 2023
Year Up's mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by ensuring that young adults gain
the skills, experiences, and support that will empower them to reach their potential
through careers and higher education.
Our core values guide our work:
Respect and value othersBuild trust, be honestBe accountableEngage and embrace diversityStrive to learnWork hard and have fun
We believe that every young adult has potential and deserves opportunity and economic justice.
Year Up is committed to ensuring equitable access to economic opportunity, education, and justice for all young adults—no matter their background, income, or zip code. Employers face a growing need for talent while millions are left disconnected from the economic mainstream. These inequities only further perpetuate the Opportunity Divide that exists in our country—a divide that Year Up is determined and positioned to close.
Our Impact Strategy
In addition to driving impact through direct service and strategic partnerships with employers, talent providers, and policymakers, Year Up is committed to addressing the root causes of the Opportunity Divide in this country and creating pathways to opportunity at broad scale. Helping to power the opportunity movement and make this work possible are two essential partnerships with Grads of Life and YUPRO Placement.
Grads of Life
Grads of Life was created by Year Up to harness the power of the private sector in closing the Opportunity Divide. Grads of Life is mobilizing an Opportunity Employer Movement by demonstrating the benefits of hiring practices that prioritize diversity and economic equality and equipping employers with the knowledge, training and tools to hire, retain, and advance Opportunity Talent. Grads of Life researches and publishes insights on evidence-based inclusive talent practices, shifts perceptions of what constitutes talent through its media and communications platforms, and partners with employers directly to help them design and implement talent strategies that promote economic opportunity, stability and mobility for all.
YUPRO Placement is the industry-leading skills-first placement firm bringing together a purposeful workforce ecosystem that champions sourcing, recruiting, retaining, and advancing traditionally overlooked talent. Since 2014, companies of every size and sector have trusted YUPRO Placement as their preferred partner to deliver strategic, skills-based hiring solutions with access to diverse, career-ready talent from an exclusive, nationwide network of mission-aligned nonprofits and upskilling partners. Today’s top employers build diverse and inclusive workplaces with YUPRO Placement while creating pathways to upward economic mobility, because placement with social impact is better business.
YEAR UP BY THE NUMBERS
Average starting annual salary of Year Up grads
Of graduates employed and/or enrolled in postsecondary education within 4 months of program completion