Year Up South Florida

LAST UPDATED: November 02, 2018
Education & Youth Development
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. We achieve this mission through a high support, high expectation model that combines marketable job skills, stipends, internships and college credits. Our holistic approach focuses on students’ professional and personal development to place these young adults on a viable path to economic self-sufficiency. It fuels our vision to ensure that “In the future, every urban young adult will have access to the education, experiences, and guidance required to realize his or her true potential.” Year Up South Florida is a one-year high expectation, high support program for 18-24 year old young adults. We endeavor to create higher education and career pathways for our participants, many of whom have lacked access to the resources that would place them on the traditional “college-to-career” trajectory.
25 NE 2nd Street, MDC Wolfson Campus
Bldg. 5, 5th Floor, Room 5512
Miami, FL 33132

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Chair and Founding Member
Chairman and CEO Southgate Holdings, Inc.
Founding Member
Partner, Co-Chair Mergers, Acquisitions & PE, Akerman LLP
Founding Member
Vice President, Branch Manager, Charles Schwab & Co., Latin America Center
Founding Member
SVP, General Counsel, Miami Dolphins
Founding Member
VP of Technology, American Express
Founding Member, Alumni Representative
Programmer, American Express
Founding Member
Vice President, JPMorgan Chase & Company
Executive Director
Executive Director, Year Up South Florida


Leopoldo 'Polo' Coronado
Executive Director
Fred Rosario
Site Director of Higher Ed. Programs
Barbara Fenelon
Director of Admissions
Victoria Fear
External Relations Manager
John-Marra Youte
Student Services Manager
Melanie Ziu
Program Manager
Lucia Angeles
Program Manager
Michael LaPorte
Employment Placement Manager
Juan Garcia
Associate Director, Partner Relations
Darlene Brown
Internship Services Manager


This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.