As our network of talented and motivated alumni continues to grow, Year Up Professional Resources (YUPRO) is a key partner in providing essential support to Year Up graduates through long-term career advancement opportunities, ongoing coaching and training, and professional resources. Simultaneously, as a socially responsible alternative to traditional hiring methods, YUPRO provides corporate partners with a source of top talent often overlooked by traditional hiring practices.

First launched in 2014, YUPRO has proven to be a resounding success and an invaluable extension of our program. Over its three years of operation, YUPRO has provided career guidance and resources to more than 3,000 Year Up Alumni and supported more than 500 alumni in finding jobs. In 2017, YUPRO held 3,900 one-on-one coaching sessions and supported more than 185 Year Up graduates in finding employment, with those alumni earning an impressive average wage of $23.40 per hour. When compared to the industry average, job assignments for Year Up graduates were three times as long, with more than 70% of assignments resulting in extension or conversion to full-time hire. Not only are our graduates advancing their careers and earning higher wages, they are acquiring the professional skills necessary to meet the evolving needs of the corporate workplace. With an impressive 94% satisfaction rate, participating corporate partners praise the top-quality candidates, high-touch service, and thought partnership YUPRO offers in support of their talent goals.

YUPro Success Story


Raymond Lee
Year Up Bay Area Graduate
Security Administrator,
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

I’ve found success because I took advantage of the opportunities Year Up and YUPRO provide. With the help of YUPRO, I accepted a contract position as a Security Analyst with UCSF at the end of my internship, and now I’m a full-time Security Administrator. I want to further my career in information security and gain as much experience as I can, and I have YUPRO’s support to help with my professional growth. I’ve learned important lessons about determination and commitment, but the most important thing I learned is that persistence pays off, so don’t give up.