Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 18, 2016 -- Continuing to scale its innovative and effective approach to workforce development, Year Up Greater Atlanta (YUGA) announced today that Stacey Ollinger is joining its Board of Directors. Ollinger is a community volunteer who specializes in planning charitable events.
Ollinger and her husband Paul will host a fundraiser for YUGA on October 26, 2016 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on the rooftop at Spanx by Sara Blakely, located at 3035 Peachtree Road NE in Atlanta. One hundred guests are expected to attend.
“Stacey is a phenomenal leader who is known for her creativity and philanthropic impact. We are super excited to have her join our Greater Atlanta Board as we continue to grow and provide opportunity for Atlanta’s young adults,” said Kim Williams Executive Director of YUGA.
Year Up is a national nonprofit organization providing education, career training and corporate internships for young adults 18-24 year old. The 12 month workforce development program is enabling disconnected young adults to gain access to careers in Information Technology and Business. Nearly 90% of YUGA graduates are employed or attending college full-time within four months of completing the yearlong program, with average starting salaries of $36,000/year.
“Year Up has a proven track record in helping young adults launch careers at top companies — and transforming their lives in the process,” said Ollinger. “I’m excited to join the board and support Year Up’s philanthropic goals through fundraising events that grow the bottom line.”
A veteran of the hospitality industry where she held sales leadership positions for luxury hotels in Los Angeles and New York City, Ollinger has served as a volunteer for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, co-chairing high profile events, including the Spring Backyard Bash, Art Meets Music and their largest fundraiser, Hope & Will Ball in 2015. She has also held chair positions with Northside Hospital’s Cancer Institute's Wine Women & Shoes event and Fix Georgia Pets Red Carpet Fete.
Ollinger lives in Brookhaven with her two children, author and comedian husband Paul and French Bulldog, Colonel Tom Parker Ollinger.
Year Up partners with companies looking to hire a talented and diverse workforce. Currently, the organization enrolls 280 annually at two locations in Midtown Atlanta and Alpharetta for post-secondary education and professional skills training. In Atlanta, more than 800 alumni have graduated from the program, since 2010.
About Year Up Inc.
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 3,000 students a year at sites in Arizona, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Jacksonville, the National Capital Region, New York City, Philadelphia, Providence, Puget Sound, San Francisco Bay Area, and South Florida. To learn more, visit http://www.yearup.org or http://www.youtube.com/yearupinc.
Roberto Zeledon, Year Up, http://www.yearup.org, +1 (857) 305-9995, [email protected]