This week I visited Year Up, an incredible nonprofit

by Jeff Hilimire on June 27, 2014

There are so many great nonprofits in Atlanta serving people that truly need help. I’ve had the opportunity to get to know a small group of them intimately by sitting on boards and helping with campaigns, while at the same time exposing my network to a larger group of them via MATCH Atlanta and Advice For Good.

This week I was able to hang out with Year Up. Year Up empowers low-income young adults to go from poverty to professional careers in a single year. And I was able to see them in action first-hand on Monday when I visited. They have classes of 40+ young adults that they take through a six-month process to get them ready for a professional career, and in most every case, they then place them in a paid internship for six months after their graduation from the program. And a high percentage of those folks end up getting full time jobs afterwards.

If you feel inspired, you can either donate a few bucks to help them out or sign up to volunteer.



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