Thank you for joining the virtual Year Up New York | New Jersey graduation ceremony!

View the Year Up New York | New Jersey Graduation Video, here.

Thank You to our College Partners

Graduation Program

Graduate Welcome
Leidy Alvarez, Year Up Intern at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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

Graduate Speaker
Zuberi Daley, Year Up Intern at Fidelity Investments

Virtual Procession
Wil Velazquez, Director of Program
Stanley Taylor, Site Director, Hudson County Community College
Stacey Harris, Associate Director, Career Immersion Program
Valencia Gomez, Program Manager
Malik Williams, Program Manager
Serena Tillman, Program Manager

Awards Ceremony
Wil Velazquez, Director of Program
Jacob Katinsky, Program Manager
Malik Williams, Program Manager
Stacey Harris, Associate Director, Career Immersion Program
Valencia Gomez, Program Manager
Byron Ward, Regional Director Partner Relations

Graduate Speaker
Proceso Lopez, Year Up Intern at Bank of America

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
Alejandro Sanchez, Year Up Intern at Prudential Financial

Keynote Speakers

Leidy Alvarez
Year Up Intern at 
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Zuberi Daley
Year Up Intern at
Fidelity Investments

Proceso Lopez
Year Up Intern at
Bank of America

Alejandro Sanchez
Year Up Intern at 
Prudential Financial

Welcome Letter

Dear Friends, 

Welcome to Year Up New York|New Jersey’s February 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 students, congratulations! Today marks the culmination of your Year Up, and the beginning of your new professional career. 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 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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