Year Up - National Capital Region
Year Up helps raise young adults from low-income jobs to professional careers in only one year. Our tested and proven graduates are employed at renowned companies such as Capital One, Freddie Mac, AOL, Salesforce, and NASA, among others. 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. In the National Capital Region, we operate sites in Arlington, VA, and on the Woodbridge Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. On average, 85% of Year Up graduates are placed in full-time, professional jobs and/or enroll in college. By connecting businesses, government entities, and nonprofits with the qualified, motivated talent they need to successfully run their enterprises, Year Up works for the mutual benefit of all of our partners and society at large.
1901 S. Bell Street
Arlington, VA 22202
Fund a student's stipend for one day. As an incentive to participate in the program, Year Up students may receive up to a $22 daily stipend based on behavior and performance. The stipend helps cover the cost of a student's outside expenses while attending the program.
Support an executive networking lunch for 6-8 students. Your gift could create an opportunity for students to participate in a real-world scenario that allows them to practice their networking skills with a corporate executive, and provides an invaluable professional experience.
Fund a certificate test for one student. While in the Year Up program students are encouraged to take the CompTIA A+ certification. This test is the starting point for a career in IT. The exams cover maintenance of PCs, mobile devices, laptops, operating systems, and printers.
Fund a student’s textbooks. Year Up NCR students take information technology, business communications, and professional skills courses while dual-enrolled in the Year Up program and Northern Virginia Community College. This gift would help to fund a student’s books and materials for all classes for the first 21 weeks of the program.
Fund one student’s transportation fees for one month. Transportation is one of the most significant challenges many Year Up students face. Your gift will allow one student to commute to his/her internship for an entire month without bearing the burden of cost.
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