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The Year Up Rhode Island Graduation Ceremony will be a virtual event streamed through Facebook Premiere on the Rhode Island Facebook page below.

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  • The event will start promptly at 11:00 AM ET. We encourage you to open the Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island 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.
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Meet our Graduates

View the Graduate Booklet by clicking the icon above.

Graduation Program | Programa de Graduación

Welcome Remarks
Marcos Morales, Year Up Intern at
Amica Mutual Insurance Company
George Nippo,
Site Director at Year Up Rhode Island

Keynote Address
Elena Vincente Osorio,
Year Up Intern at Citizens

Awards Presentation
Caryssa Phoenix,
Year Up Intern at 
Fidelity
Sunny Faucher,
Year Up Intern at American Tower
Gerald Chertavian,
Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Year Up

Virtual Procession
George Nippo,
Site Director at 
Year Up Rhode Island

Graduate Cameos
Johnny Rivera,
Year Up Intern at Citizens
Nicholas Rose,
Year Up Intern at Bank of America
Elena Vicente Osorio,
Year Up Intern at Citizens

Alumni Oath
Halsey Pierre, Year Up Graduate 2021, Treasury Services Analyst at
Citizens

Ronda Thompson, Chief Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Officer and Founding National Director of Alumni Relations at Year Up

Closing Remarks
Marcos Morales, Year Up Intern at
Amica Mutual Insurance Company

Palabras de Bienvenida
Marcos Morales, pasante de Year Up en Amica Mutual Insurance Company
George Nippo, Director,
Year Up Rhode Island

 

Discurso de Apertura
Elena Vincente Osorio,
Pasante de Year Up en Citizens

 

Presentación de Premios
Caryssa Phoenix,
Pasante de Year Up en Fidelity
Sunny Faucher,
Pasante de Year Up en American Tower
Gerald Chertavian,
Director Ejecutivo, Year Up

 

Procesión Virtual
George Nippo, Director,
Year Up Rhode Island
 

Comentarios de Felicitación

Johnny Rivera,
Pasante de Year Up en Citizens
Nicholas Rose,
Pasante de Year Up en Bank of America
Elena Vicente Osorio,

Pasante de Year Up en Citizens
 

Juramento de Exalumnos
Halsey Pierre,
Graduado de Year Up 2021,
Analisto de Servicios
de Tesorería, Citizens

 

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

Palabras de Clausura

Marcos Morales, pasante de Year Up en Amica Mutual Insurance Company

Graduate Keynote Speaker

Elena Vicente Osorio
Year Up Intern at Citizens

Letter From the Site Director

Welcome to the Year Up Rhode Island Commencement Ceremony!

Dear Year Up Friends & Family,

Congratulations to our Winter 2022 graduating class from Year Up Rhode Island! We are thrilled to welcome you to the alumni family and look forward to celebrating in person with you in the years to come. As you move into your next steps, know that Year Up and all of our supporters are only a phone call or Zoom away. We remain in this together.

Thank you to the class of Winter 2022 for being partners with us on this journey, for your continued feedback, and for your endless hard work to get to where we are today, your graduation! All of us at Year Up are in awe of your flexibility, heart, and perseverance in the face of such difficult challenges this year. We know that there are new job opportunities for you on the horizon.

Thank you to our community of supporters, board and Leadership Council members, corporate partners, donors, and volunteers. We so appreciate your partnership with us to provide access to opportunity and meaningful careers for Opportunity Talent, truly one of the cornerstones of improving equality in our country. All young adults deserve access to opportunity and economic justice and we are more committed than ever to take action against injustice and racism. At a time where employment and educational opportunities are more limited than ever, together, we are moving closer to our vision of economic justice for all.

Courage,

George Nippo
Site Director, Year Up Rhode Island

¡Bienvenido a la ceremonia de graduación de Year Up Rhode Island!

Estimados amigos y familiares de Year Up,

¡Felicidades a nuestros graduadantes de la clase de invierno de 2022 de Year Up Rhode Island! Estamos encantados de darle la bienvenida a la familia de ex alumnos y esperamos celebrarlo personalmente con ustedes en los años venideros. A medida que avanzan en sus próximos pasos, sepan que Year Up y todos nuestros seguidores están a solo una llamada telefónica de distancia. Seguimos juntos en esto.

¡Gracias a la clase de invierno de 2022 por ser socios con nosotros en este viaje, por sus comentarios continuos y por su arduo trabajo sin fin para llegar a donde estamos hoy, su graduación! Todos nosotros en Year Up estamos asombrados por su flexibilidad, corazón y perseverancia frente a desafíos tan difíciles este año. Sabemos que hay nuevas oportunidades laborales para ti en el horizonte.

Gracias a nuestra comunidad de apoyantes, miembros de la junta y del Consejo de Liderazgo, socios corporativos, donantes y voluntarios. Apreciamos mucho su asociación con nosotros para brindar acceso a oportunidades y carreras significativas para adultos jovenes, verdaderamente uno de los pilares para mejorar la igualdad en nuestro país. Todos los adultos jóvenes merecen acceso a oportunidades y justicia económica y estamos más comprometidos que nunca a tomar medidas contra la injusticia y el racismo. En un momento en que las oportunidades de empleo y educación son más limitadas que nunca, juntos nos estamos acercando a nuestra visión de justicia económica para todos.

Con ánimo,

George Nippo
Director, Year Up Rhode Island

George Nippo
Site Director, Year Up Rhode Island

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 Signature Sponsor
Thank You to our Premier Sponsors
Thank You to our Supporting Sponsor
Thank You to our Contributing Sponsors

BankNewport
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cox
Gilbane
Washington Trust

National Sponsors

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