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

Paulo Freire because I would love to learn about his perspective of the education environment now and how we can aim towards a less oppressive system of education.

If you could create your own social enterprise, what would it be and why?

It would be a mentorship training service that connects individuals who may feel that they lack social capital to mentors based on their current point in life (e.g. high school student pursuing college or college student pursuing a professional career) and I would create this social enterprise because I believe that a full educational experience requires learning outside of the classroom about how to pursue your goals and navigate the world you’re living in.

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

Marie will help Year Up build its capacity to support a growing alumni and student body by coordinating career support services, outreach to graduates, and career coaching sessions with current student and alumni seeking employment or education opportunities. This will help Year Up support its student and alumni community to obtain higher education, careers, and career advancement.