Year Up NYC to Graduate First Round of Students
The first class of New York City's Year Up NYC will graduate on 30 July 2007.
Year Up NYC is a year long intensive technology training and apprenticeship program connecting urban young adults to corporate careers and post-secondary education. The program was begun in Boston six years ago, and Year Up NYC welcomed its first class in September 2006.
Seventeen members of Year Up NYCís first class are expected to graduate as fellow students and their families, corporate partners, philanthropic leaders, government officials, and community partners cheer them on.
Year Up NYCís corporate partners include American Express, Bank of America, BlackRock, Carlyle Group, JPMorgan Chase, Lehman Brothers, Marsh & McClennan Companies, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, and Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Diane L. Schueneman, senior vice president at Merrill Lynch will deliver the keynote address. Other speakers include New York City's deputy mayor Dennis M. Walcott, Year Up founder Gerald Chertavian, and Year Up NYC's executive director Lisette Nieves.
Year Upís 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.
In New York City, more than 200,000 young adults are not in school and not working. www.yearup.org
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