Angel Ed and Year Up to Partner on Closing the Opportunity Divide

Partnership will help source scholarships and funding for Year Up Boston alumni who decide to pursue higher education, while providing Angel Ed with a vetted pipeline of students.
BROOKLINE, Mass. - Oct. 2, 2013 - PRLog -- Angel Ed, a Boston based nonprofit crowd-funding community helping students be as debt-free and employable as possible, and Year Up Boston, a nonprofit focused on closing the Opportunity Divide, announced a strategic partnership this month to help its students pursue and pay for higher education.

This partnership will help source scholarships and funding for Year Up Boston alumni who decide to pursue higher education following graduation. Angel Ed will fundraise for scholarships through its crowd-funding platform, while Year Up Boston will provide a pipeline of deserving recipients through the Year Up Boston alumni network.

This partnership will result in 5 to 10 scholarships for Year Up Boston alumni by the end of 2014.

As Casey Recupero, Executive Director of Year Up Boston said: “More and more employers are realizing that urban young adults are assets in the competition for talent. Our partnership with Angel Ed ensures that these Opportunity Youth have access to the post-secondary credentials they will need to advance in the future.”

“We are very excited to partner with Year Up as our missions so closely align,” said co-founder Navah Fuchs, “Angel Ed is all about equal opportunity and accountability, and by sharing our tools and network with Year Up students we further that goal while sustaining the efforts of an organzation that truly inspires systemic change.”

Both Angel Ed and Year Up Boston leverage mentorship and real world skills in their programming, allowing students to make connections that can lead to long-term employment.

About Angel Ed

Angel Ed Inc. (, a nonprofit organization based in Boston, Massachusetts, is a crowdfunding community dedicated to helping students finance their education as debt-free and employable as possible, while connecting individual/corporate donors with mentoring and hiring relationships with the students they fund. It is a web-based company, with offline components including workshops to help students make the most of college and networking events.

About Year Up
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. Year Up achieves this mission through a high support, high expectation model that combines marketable job skills, stipends, internships and college credits. Its holistic approach focuses on students' professional and personal development to place these young adults on a viable path to economic self-sufficiency. Year
Up currently serves more than 1,900 students a year at sites in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Providence, San Francisco Bay Area, the National Capital Region, and Puget Sound (Seattle). To learn more, visit or
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