Build a #YUMOVEMENT with a Microgrant from Year Up.

Do you want to create change in your community? The Year Up National Alumni Relations Team is accepting proposals for microgrants of up to $1,000 to fund alumni service projects. So much great service is already happening across the alumni network, and the National Summer of Service is a time to elevate and celebrate the #YUMOVEMENT.


Together, we can close the Opportunity Divide

When you graduate from Year Up, you join a nationwide alumni network called the National Alumni Association (NAA) – all Year Up graduates are members of the NAA. The NAA is made up of leaders committed to lift while they climb and change the narrative of young adults in America. The alumni vision is a collaborative partnership between Year Up alumni and staff, focused across three key areas:

  • Advancing Careers and Education
  • Actively Contributing to Year Up’s Success
  • Taking Action in the Opportunity Movement

Stay connected

Drive the alumni movement and engage with the NAA on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

We’re (still) here for you

Year Up is still here to help you reach your potential – no matter how long ago (or how recently) you graduated. As the National Alumni Association (NAA) grows, Year Up is growing to better help the NAA, too!

Year Up Professional Resources (YUPRO), a Public Benefit Corporation focused exclusively on providing career support for the NAA, launched in 2014. While they’re still expanding to meet alumni needs, this new resource can help connect you with career advancing placements and professional development, like individual coaching, mock interviews, and resume and cover letter reviews. Contact YUPRO and start working toward your new job or promotion!

The Year Up National Alumni Relations Team is a Year Up staff team that is dedicated to supporting alumni. Along with the NAA Board, we are working to launch resources and initiatives that broadly benefit alumni, and we are excited to give alumni a strong voice and to support the success of the growing alumni movement. Join the Alumni Relations Team on Twitter.

The National Alumni Association Board (NAA Board) is made up entirely of dedicated alumni leaders representing Year Up graduates. They play a key role in Year Up’s vision of alumni taking on increased responsibility of the Year Up alumni experience and strategy.

Your Local Alumni Board works in conjunction with the NAA Board and Year Up staff to help build up the NAA by bringing you speakers, events, and professional development opportunities.

Help others cross the Opportunity Divide

Who better to guide a young adult towards opportunity than a successful professional who was once in the same shoes? Get in touch with your local Alumni Association to learn how you can help others reach their potential.