2012 Nonprofit

Year Up

Year Up National Capital Region envisions a future where every young adult will be able to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education.

The dedication to urban low-income young adults is what got Year Up recognized by the Nonprofit Village. In May 2012, Year Up National Capital Region was honored as the Nonprofit Award Recipient at the Nonprofit Village’s annual “Making a Difference Awards Breakfast”.

Through these best practices, Year Up National Capital Region ensures that each young adult entering the program will leave having the skills, experience, and support to empower them to reach their potential.

  • Closing the Opportunity Divide: Young adults in the National Capital Region are disconnected, and lack the opportunity for stable career pathways. Year Up carefully pairs these students to more than 250 top companies who need their talent.
  • Extensive Training: The training provided is specifically tailored to meet workforce needs to ensure that students graduate career-ready. In just one year, Year Up enables young adults to move from minimum wage to meaningful careers. Training offers marketable job skills, stipends, internships and college credits.
  • Ongoing Support and Guidance: Each student is mentored by an experienced professional. The one-on-one attention and guidance provides students the opportunity to ask questions, share ideas, and get expert advice about career paths. The staff and strong alumni network support students to reach their maximum potential, both as a student and as a working professional.
placement of qualified Year Up students into internships
of corporate partners would recommend the Year Up program to a friend or colleagues
of graduates are employed and/or enrolled in postsecondary education within four months of completing the program.
starting hourly wage of employed Year Up graduates – the equivalent of $38,000 per year.