Graduation Sponsors
Thank You to all of our supporters for your commitment to the
Winter 2022 Graduates!
Year Up Charlotte Team
  • Melinda Andrew, Operations Manager
  • Cory Bennett, Professional Learning Coach
  • Joanna Brailey, Associate Director, Client Services
  • Skip Burns, Employment Placement Manager
  • Ree Chears, Internship Services Manager
  • Alison Decker, Senior Director, Digital Experience 
  • Charles Dowdy, Associate Director, Internship Services
  • Amy Drew, Associate Director of Corporate Engagement
  • Elise Ford, Site Director
  • David Holyfield, Enrollment Manager
  • Angelica Johnson, Program Manager
  • Denyse Johnson, Enrollment Specialist
  • Leran Johnson, Admissions & College Enrollment Manager
  • John Galante, Managing Director
  • Alex Kelsey, Director of Talent Acquisition 
  • Ed Kelsey, Human Resource Generalist
  • Tori Kendrick, Associate Director of Corporate Engagement
  • Jaclyn Lenez, Director of Institutional Giving
  • Kimber Morton, Director of Admissions of College Enrollment
  • Erika Potts, Associate Director of Programs
  • Sta’Nesha Rivero, Student Services Specialist
  • Bridgette Schuch, Recruitment Manager
  • Christina Smith, Program Manager
  • Monica Thomas, Student Services Manager
  • Ciara Thompson, Student Services Specialist
Corporate Partners

Bank of America
Compass Digital Labs
JPMorgan Chase
Lending Tree
Lowe’s Home Improvement
LPL Financial
Wells Fargo

National and Local Boards

National Alumni Association Board

Local Alumni Board:
Lizette Gomez, Chair, Year Up Graduate 2020
Trinity Simpson, Vice Chair, Year Up Graduate 2020
Shadrach Wesseh, Member at Large, Year Up Graduate 2020
Khu Vang, Executive Coordinator, Year Up Graduate 2020
Brandon Crowder, Member at Large, Year Up Graduate 2020
Ariel Jones, Member at Large, Year Up Graduate 2020
Ayana Reid, Member at Large, Year Up Graduate 2020

Philanthropic Supporters

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