The Silver Tree Foundation is thrilled to announce their first grant to Year Up.
Year Up’s mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by ensuring that young adults gain the skills, experiences, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through careers and higher education.
The Silver Tree Foundation awarded a $50,000 grant to Juma. They align perfectly with the mission of our foundation to empower youth from underserved communities. Through the pandemic, Juma sites held 380 virtual workshops to keep youth earning stipends, learning skills like communication and resume writing, and connecting to a community of their peers. We are thrilled they are able to put the grant to work immediately! Check out the “thank you” video from Juma!
In this unprecedented time, the sense of urgency for Year Up’s mission has never been greater. Support is critical to ensure Year Up’s mission endures and that they can continue to serve Opportunity Youth who have been historically and unfairly sidelined from economic opportunity. The crisis in this country around racism and inequity combined with the disproportionate impact COVID-19 has had on communities of color makes this a watershed moment in our history. Together, we must remove all the barriers that prevent people from supporting their communities and families. Now is the time to rebuild an economy that prioritizes accessibility and fairness. It will take all of our collective efforts to change the narrative and eliminate the systems and practices that allow inequality and injustice to persist.
Year Up creates transformative economic opportunities for talented Opportunity Youth who are underrepresented in high-growth industries. This work is powered by technology-enabled solutions that improve efficiencies and the organization’s effectiveness. By using design thinking and a user-centric approach, we seek to update and improve our tools so that they solve holistically for the entire Year Up ecosystem. With a grant of $50,000 from Silver Tree, Year Up will invest in digital innovations that improve the digital experience of all Year Up’s stakeholders. Your gift will enable digital transformation for positive social impact.