If you could have dinner with 1 person who you regard as a leader, who would it be and why?

Audre Lorde, because her writing has inspired me to be more critical and demanding of my own work as an ally to and member of disenfranchised communities,

What motivates you to create social impact?

Wanting to build s world where people like my parents can access the resources and opportunities that they need to prosper.

Host Site Overview

Year Up’s mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education.

Host Site Project

The New Sector Senior Summer Fellow will be placed on the Solutions team at YearUp. The Year Up Solutions Team is a practice area of the National Program Team and is responsible for managing our products, or our courses of study, including ensuring consistent implementation across the organization; ensuring ongoing market relevance of our products; and developing new products based on market demand. We partner closely with the Corporate Engagement team to support the selling of our products to our employer partners and with Local and National program teams to ensure successful product implementation. We are in the process of designing two new products in Quality Assurance and Business Intelligence within our Software Development Track. This person will support the successful design and implementation of the Information Technology and Software Development through a set of discrete projects. We are looking for someone who has an interest in technology; knowledge of software development life cycles and different programming languages a plus (note: does not need to know how to code); excellent communications skills; extremely high standards of quality and attention to detail; and is able to analyze, prioritize, and clearly and concisely communicate complex ideas. A deep commitment to partnership and collaboration, as well as creative thinking and a ?whatever it takes? approach is critical.