Graduation Sponsors
  • 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
    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
  • 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 & Company

  • 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 Htoo, 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


  • Heaven Hamilton, Board Chair
  • Jodeliz Cora, Vice Chair
  • Michael Baldwin, Executive Coordinator

Regional Representatives

  • Victor Franco, Northeast Region
  • Amber Ikpe, Southeast Region
  • Meshack Unah, Western Region

Committee Chairs

  • Anna West, Communications Chair
  • Shantae Shaw-Kimmons, Events Chair

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