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Recognize Talent

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2013 | 9:28 AM

Tomorrow, thousands of Year Up students and staff in eight of our cities will take part in our annual Walk for Opportunity. They are rallying to raise public awareness about the massive pool of untapped talent that our young adults represent, and the economic necessity of closing the...

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Improving Opportunity for Youth Through Mentoring

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2012 | 4:41 PM

On Monday, Opportunity Nation -- a bipartisan national coalition of more than 250 organizations, businesses, schools, and others that are dedicated to restoring social mobility in America -- launches its Week of Action across the country with a National Day of Mentoring. Throughout this week, ON will theme days around...

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Immigration Relief: The Right Thing Is Also The Smart Thing

(5) Comments | Posted August 13, 2012 | 9:47 AM

It's not always the case that doing what's right is also doing what's smart, but when it is, the question of "what to do" should be pretty simple. That's the case with reducing uncertainty for immigrants who are working to contribute to American society, and that's why I am glad...

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Leaders Coming Together To Create Real Opportunities For Young Adults

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2012 | 11:18 AM

On July 23rd we at Year Up launched a book, A Year Up (now a New York Times best seller), which shares some of the powerful transformations we've seen take place when urban young adults gain access to opportunity. We launched this book intending to spark...

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To Jumpstart The Economy, Look To Our Youth

(8) Comments | Posted July 24, 2012 | 12:35 PM

They say that a mind is a terrible thing to waste. Nowadays, though, 6.7 million young adults in this country are out of school and at best marginally employed. And although the rhetoric on the campaign trail would make us think otherwise, our squandering of our most vital national resource...

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