Meet Our Team
Kelsey – National Director, Apprenticeship Services
Kelsey is thrilled to serve as YUPRO’s Director of Apprenticeship Operations on our Growth & Impact team. Kelsey brings eight years’ experience in nonprofit leadership, business development, program development, volunteer management, and strategic planning. Kelsey worked previously with YUPRO parent company, Year Up, Inc. thus brings a unique perspective in working directly with Opportunity Talent and corporate partners who commit to closing the Opportunity Divide. She enjoys nurturing client relationships to determine their hiring needs and designing innovative solutions, such as our OnRamps@Work Apprenticeship Program, to fill their entry-level and middle-skilled roles, focusing on skills-based hiring to create equitable career pathways to enhance their teams.
Kelsey shares, “The Opportunity Divide is a challenge that both candidates and employers are negatively impacted by. Not only are Opportunity Talent lacking access to meaningful careers due to systematic barriers, but employers are missing out on the valuable perspectives & unique skillsets that Opportunity Talent bring to the table. I hope that I can support businesses in tapping into this untapped talent pool to invigorate their workplace & to create a more diverse, equitable, inspiring environment in which their business can thrive.”