The Year Up New York | New Jersey Graduation Ceremony will be a virtual event streamed through Facebook Premiere on the New York | New Jersey Facebook page below. 

Year Up New York | New Jersey Facebook 

  • The event will start promptly at 6:00 PM ET. We encourage you to open the New York | New Jersey 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 New York | New Jersey Facebook page, you should 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.
Thank You to our College Partners

Graduation Program

Graduate Welcome
Tushar Shorma, Year Up Intern at Bank of America

Year Up Welcome
Nadine Sylvester-Crammer, Site Director, Wall Street Campus

Keynote Speaker
Tony Richardson, New York Jets Legend

Graduate Speaker
Randy Borden, Year Up Intern at Morgan Stanley

Virtual Procession
Wil Velazquez, Director, Alternative Service Delivery
Drew Marley, Program Manager
Valencia Gomez, Program Manager
Jacob Katinsky, Program Manager
Malik Williams, Program Manager

Awards Ceremony
Wil Velazquez, Director, Alternative Service Delivery
Valencia Gomez, Program Manager
Malik Williams, Program Manager
Drew Marley, Program Manager
Jacob Katinsky, Program Manager
Byron Ward, Regional Director Corporate Engagement

Graduate Speaker
Jefferey Lombardi, Jr., Year Up Intern at CIFC Asset Management

Congratulatory Remarks
Stanley Taylor, Site Director, Hudson County Community College

Alumni Oath
Regina Andino, Year Up Graduate 2015, Executive Assistant to the CEO,
Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City

Closing Remarks
Taylor Randle, Year Up Intern at Morgan Stanley

Keynote Speakers

Tushar Shorma
Year Up Intern at
Bank of America

Randy Borden
Year Up Intern at
Morgan Stanley

Jefferey Lombardi, Jr.,
Year Up Intern at
CIFC Asset Management

Taylor Randle
Year Up Intern at
Morgan Stanley

Welcome Letter

Dear Friends,

Welcome to Year Up New York | New Jersey’s Summer 2021 Virtual Graduation. Today, we celebrate the achievements of our extraordinary graduates and thank the powerful network of support that makes our program so successful. Mentors, volunteers, donors, family, friends, corporate and community partners, all play integral roles in making our program a success. We are forever grateful for your work in closing the Opportunity Divide, and supporting so many young people in forging paths to success.

To our graduates, congratulations! Today marks the culmination of your Year Up, and the beginning of your new professional careers. This evening, you leave us as experienced professionals with enhanced skills and the ability to achieve the goals you have set for yourselves. Whether your next steps are a new career and/or higher education, your hard work and commitment over the past year have set the stage for your continued success and the success of the many talented young adults who will follow you.

On behalf of Year Up New York | New Jersey, congratulations on all of your accomplishments and we know your success will continue into the next stage of your professional career.

Sincerely,

Nadine Sylvester-Crammer                                    Stanley Taylor 
Site Director, Wall Street Campus                           Site Director, Hudson County Community College Campus

Nadine Sylvester-Cramer
Site Director Wall Street Campus
Stanley Taylor
Site Director Hudson Community College Campus

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.

Thank You to our National Sponsors
Thank you to our National Community Partners

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