Participant Profiles

Year Up

About the Organization

Year Up's mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by ensuring that young adults gain the skills, experiences, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through careers and higher education. Year Up is committed to ensuring equitable access to economic opportunity, education, and justice for all young adults—no matter their background, income, or zip code. Employers face a growing need for talent while millions are left disconnected from the economic mainstream. These inequities only further perpetuate the Opportunity Divide that exists in our country—a divide that Year Up is determined and positioned to close.

Stanley Taylor
Senior Director

Project Lead

Stanley J. Taylor, Jr. is a Senior Director for Year Up-New York|New Jersey. In this role, Stanley provides strategic direction for college-based sites in New Jersey and New York. He is responsible for program quality and delivery, curriculum design, relationship management, and staffing.

Prior to joining Year Up, Stanley was Director of Membership Services at Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. where he managed relationships with over 200 colleges/universities. He has also worked at The University of Alabama-Huntsville and Emory University. Stanley holds a BA from Emory University and is completing a MS in Non-Profit Management at The University of Maryland.