Year Up is a nonprofit organization with the mission 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 provides a year-long job training boot camp for some of the country’s most disadvantaged young adults. So far, thousands of graduates are now working at companies like J.P. Morgan, American Express, and Facebook. The result is that many of the country’s most powerful CEOs are finding that they can do well by also doing good.
Working with their six core values, ENV took the design approach of simplicity and honesty with the building’s architecture and integrated the client’s use of the space to make an open and vibrant new environment.