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Evaluation of YearUp - A Sectoral Youth Initiative

Economic Mobility Corporation

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2011–June 30, 2014
  • Location New York, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus Boston, District of Columbia, New York

About this grant

YearUp is a sectoral initiative that helps young adults from low-income, urban communities focus on acquiring the skills needed to succeed in two industries, information technology and investment operations. The results from an analysis of participants’ outcomes two years after they were randomly assigned to take part in an evaluation were very positive — program participants accessed jobs with higher hourly wages and earned greater annual earnings than did people in the control group. This grant will allow the Economic Mobility Corporation to continue the evaluation by conducting an additional wave of follow-up interviews in order to learn about study participants’ employment and educational outcomes three and one-half years after first being assigned to the study.