THANK YOU!

Thank you for attending Year Up Dallas/Ft. Worth’s virtual graduation ceremony!

We hope you enjoyed celebrating this milestone moment with the graduates who made up our Class of Winter 2022 and their families! As we saw, our graduates delivered on Year Up’s mission to close the Opportunity Divide—the gap that exists between many young adults in our community and the economic mainstream.

Missed the event or want to re-watch it?

You can click here to view the recorded live stream on the Year Up Dallas/Fort Worth Facebook page. 

Para ver el guión de graduación traducido, presione aquí.

The Year Up Dallas/Fort Worth Graduation Ceremony will be a virtual event streamed through Facebook Premiere on the Dallas/Fort Worth Facebook page below. 

Year Up Dallas/Fort Worth Facebook 

  • The event will start promptly at 6:30 PM CST. We encourage you to open the Dallas/Fort Worth Facebook page 5-10 minutes early. The video will appear on our main Facebook page and you will not need a direct access link.
  • If you follow the Dallas/Fort Worth Facebook page, you will receive a notification that we are premiering the event soon.
  • You are not required to have a Facebook account to watch the premiere, though you do need to be signed into an account to set a reminder and post comments or reactions.

La ceremonia de graduación de Year Up Dallas/Fort Worth será un evento virtual transmitido a través de Facebook Premiere en la página de Facebook de Dallas/Fort Worth a continuación:

Página de Facebook Year Up Dallas/Fort Worth

  • El evento comenzará puntualmente a las 6:30 PM CST. Le recomendamos que abra la página de Facebook de Dallas/Fort Worth 5-10 minutos antes. El video aparecerá en nuestra página principal de Facebook y no necesitará un vínculo de acceso directo.
  • Si sigue la página de Facebook de Dallas/Fort Worth, debería recibir una notificación de que pronto estrenaremos el evento.
  • Si sigue la página de Facebook de Dallas/Fort Worth, debería recibir una notificación de que pronto estrenaremos el evento.
  • Para ver el guión de graduación traducido, presione aquí.

Meet our Graduates

Conosca a nuestros graduantes

Thank You to our College Partner

Graduation Program

Programa de Graduación

Graduate Speaker Welcome
Annie Freeman, Year Up Intern at JPMorgan Chase

Site Welcome
Andres Gomez, Director of Recruitment & Admissions, Year Up Dallas/Ft. Worth

Keynote Address
Cynt Marshall, Chief Executive Officer, Dallas Mavericks

Presentation of Awards
Raquel Rodriguez, Program Manager,
Year Up Dallas/Ft. Worth

Phil Ward, Program Manager,
Year Up Dallas/Ft. Worth 

Carmen Galicia, Year Up Intern at Bank of America

Denzil Davis, Program Manager, Year Up Dallas/Ft. Worth

Graduate Speaker
Brieanna Williams, Year Up Intern at Salesforce

Presentation of Certificates
Rose Chivers, Site Director,
Year Up Dallas/Ft. Worth

Phil Ward, Program Manager,
Year Up Dallas/Ft. Worth

Raquel Rodriguez, Program Manager,
Year Up Dallas/Ft. Worth

Denzil Davis, Program Manager,
Year Up Dallas/Ft. Worth

Alumni Oath 
Shaleya Tucker, Year Up Graduate 2019
Alumni Engagement Manager, Year Up Dallas/Ft. Worth

Ronda Thompson, Chief Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Office & Founding National Director of Alumni Relations, Year Up

Closing Remarks
Joel Davenport, Class 10

Palabras de Bienvenida
Graduanda: Annie Freeman, Pasante de Year Up en JPMorgan Chase

Saludo del Sitio Local
Andres Gomez, Director of Recruitment & Admissions, Year Up Dallas/Ft. Worth

Presentadora Principal
Cynt Marshall, Chief Executive Officer, Dallas Mavericks

Presentación de Condecoraciones
Raquel Rodriguez, Gerente de Programa,
Year Up Dallas/Ft. Worth

Phil Ward, Gerente de Programa
Year Up Dallas/Ft. Worth 

Carmen Galicia, Year Up Intern at Bank of America

Denzil Davis, Program Manager, Year Up Dallas/Ft. Worth

Discurso de Graduante
Brieanna Williams, Pasante de Year Up en Salesforce

Presentación de Certificados
Rose Chivers, Directora Local,
Year Up Dallas/Ft. Worth

Phil Ward, Gerente de Programa,
Year Up Dallas/Ft. Worth

Raquel Rodriguez, Gerente de Programa,
Year Up Dallas/Ft. Worth

Denzil Davis, Gerente de Programa,
Year Up Dallas/Ft. Worth

Juramentación de Ex-Alumnos
Shaleya Tucker, Year Up Graduate 2019
Alumni Engagement Manager, Year Up Dallas/Ft. Worth

Ronda Thompson, Jefa de Diversidad, Equidad, Inclusión y Pertenencia, y Directora Fundadora en la Oficina de Alumnos, Year Up

Clausura
Joel Davenport, Class 10

Keynote Speakers Presentadores Principales

Annie Freeman
Year Up Intern at JPMorgan Chase

Brieanna Williams
Year Up Intern at Salesforce

Cynt Marshall
Chief Executive Officer, Dallas Mavericks

Welcome to the Year Up Dallas-Fort Worth’s Commencement Website!

We are honored to be recognizing the incredible hard work of our Year Up DFW Class 10 graduates—Class of January 2022. It is our true privilege to spotlight the talent and commitment that these young people have displayed over the last year of their lives, as they walk across the virtual graduation stage and launch into their careers.
  
The Year Up DFW team is so proud to have witnessed the journey of each of our graduates. In January 2021, they started their Learning and Development phase of the program in person, eager to get to their internship sites. They put in the time and effort and proved that they were EPIC (Empowered • Professional • In-Demand • Career-Ready) and ready to embark on this new internship opportunity. We are so proud of how these graduates rose to the challenge and want to recognize their dedication to their professional development and the belief that nothing can get in the way of their dreams. With the pandemic on their backs and opportunity at their fingertips, it is critical that we lift up these incredible graduates and acknowledge they are the brain force and now workforce that will effectuate the change that we need in this world. 

This journey would not be possible without the incredible support of all of you. We are so grateful to the family and friends who pushed the interns to keep going when it got tough, to help be their human alarm clock and to remind them of their worth and their talent. 

To the donors, and corporate and community partners who have been instrumental in creating opportunity and resources for our young people, we thank you. We are grateful for your time and commitment to close the opportunity divide. We also want to recognize our colleagues at Dallas College, especially El Centro campus, for the academic instruction, and guidance of Year Up students throughout their time in the program. 
 
Lastly, we want to thank all the coaches, volunteers, and Year Up staff members who walked alongside the students during their Year Up journey. Your efforts have not gone unnoticed and the students graduating today are a testament to your commitment. We are so proud of Year Up DFW Class 10! 
 
Graduates, congratulations on this incredible accomplishment.
 
Rose Chivers, Year Up DFW Site Director 
 

¡Bienvenido al sitio web de graduación de Year Up Dallas-Fort Worth!

Nos sentimos honrados de reconocer el increíble y arduo trabajo de nuestros graduados de la Clase 10 de DFW de enero de 2022. Es nuestro verdadero privilegio destacar el talento y el compromiso que estos jóvenes han mostrado durante el último año de sus vidas, mientras recorren la etapa virtual de graduación y se lanzan a sus carreras.

El equipo de DFW de Year Up está tan orgulloso de haber sido testigo del viaje de cada uno de nuestros graduados. En enero de 2021, comenzaron su fase de Aprendizaje y Desarrollo del programa en persona, deseosos de llegar a sus sitios de prácticas. Dedican tiempo y esfuerzo y demostraron que eran ÉPICOS (empoderados • Profesional • En demanda • Listo para la Carrera) y listos para embarcarse en esta nueva oportunidad de pasantía. Estamos tan orgullosos de cómo estos graduados se elevaron al desafío y queremos reconocer su dedicación a su desarrollo profesional y la creencia de que nada puede interponerse en el camino de sus sueños. Con la pandemia en sus espaldas y la oportunidad al alcance de sus manos, es crítico que levantemos a estos increíbles graduados y reconocemos que son la fuerza cerebral y ahora la fuerza laboral que hará efectivo el cambio que necesitamos en este mundo.

Este viaje no sería posible sin el increíble apoyo de todos ustedes. Estamos muy agradecidos a la familia y amigos que empujaron a los internos a seguir adelante cuando se hizo difícil, para ayudar a ser su reloj de alarma humana y para recordarles de su valor y su talento.

A los donantes, y a los socios corporativos y comunitarios que han sido instrumentales en crear oportunidades y recursos para nuestros jóvenes, les damos las gracias. Estamos agradecidos por su tiempo y compromiso para cerrar la brecha de oportunidades. También queremos reconocer a nuestros colegas en el Dallas College, especialmente el campus El Centro, por la instrucción académica y la orientación de los estudiantes de Year Up durante todo su tiempo en el programa.

Por último, queremos dar las gracias a todos los entrenadores, voluntarios y miembros del personal de Year Up que caminaron junto a los estudiantes durante su viaje de Year Up. Sus esfuerzos no han pasado desapercibidos y los estudiantes que se gradúan hoy son un testimonio de su compromiso. ¡Estamos muy orgullosos de la clase 10 de DFW para arriba!

Graduados, felicitaciones por este increíble logro.

Rose Chivers, Director de instalaciones de DFW de Year Up

Rose Chivers
Site Director, Dallas/Fort Worth
Directora Local, Dallas/Fort Worth

Award Winners

Cornerstone Award
Steve Shore - Bank of America

Alumni Oath

I PLEDGE that as a member of the Year Up National Alumni Association, I will continue to uphold and promote Year Up’s mission and core values. I will strive for excellence and realize my potential. I will use my time and talents to contribute to the success of Year Up, its students, and its alumni. I will take action in the movement to close the Opportunity Divide. I take this oath freely, as a promise to lift while I climb, and to be a lifelong ambassador of Year Up.

National Graduation Sponsors

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