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Year Up Bay Area
Year Up Bay Area — which helps young adults by providing them with the technical skills, training and support they need to succeed in professional careers — once again will be the beneficiary of the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge in San Francisco in 2015.

Year Up Bay Area
returns as San Francisco beneficiary

SAN FRANCISCO, July 22, 2015Year Up Bay Area will be the beneficiary of the 31st running of the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge® in San Francisco on Wednesday, September 9.

This will be the second consecutive year that Year Up has benefited, and J.P. Morgan will make a donation on behalf of the capacity crowd of 10,000 entrants expected at the 3.5-mile race that evening.

There are nearly six million young adults in the United States, ages 18-24, who are disconnected from employment and education due to systemic socio-economic inequities. Meanwhile, America's employers face a real and growing need for talent with a projected shortfall of 12 million skilled workers by 2025. This chasm is the Opportunity Divide.

Year Up
Please learn more about Year Up and its impact by viewing this video.

Year Up bridges the Opportunity Divide by training untapped talent through an intensive year-long program, composed of six months of technical and professional skills development and a six month internship at one of more than 40 local corporate partners, including JPMorgan Chase.

Year Up Bay Area — one of 14 Year Up sites across the country — serves 400 students each year at its San Francisco and San Jose campuses. Nationally, Year Up serves 2,500 students each year. It connects corporate partners to a diverse pipeline of skilled, entry-level talent while providing young adults the skills, experience and support to empower them to reach their full potential. For most students, a year in the program enables them to become economically independent with the potential to earn as much as $41,000 a year in a full-time role.

Everyone needs a "year up" at some point in their careers. Whether it was a mentor guiding you through your first job application or a hiring manager taking a chance on you as you started your career, most of us have had an opportunity that changed the trajectory of our lives. In celebration of its 15th anniversary, Year Up is highlighting the inspiring impact of these "year up" moments.

Please visit myyearup.org to check out "year up" stories from students and supporters. There are more than a dozen videos to view and vote on and you may also upload your own #MyYearUp moment.

The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge has reached its full capacity of companies for 2015. For those registered companies, hospitality options are available. Please contact the hospitality coordinator at (415) 523-9803 or sanfrancisco.hospitality@jpmorganchasecc.com with any questions.

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