Year Up is rapidly expanding across the country. Hamid Elaissami, Launch Director, discusses the mission to close the opportunity divide and how innovative companies are uniquely positioned to drive a new paradigm in the workforce.

Hamid spent the majority of his thirteen years with Year Up leading business development efforts to secure new partnerships with Fortune 500 companies and federal agencies to expand Year Up’s direct service model. He was the founding Director of Year Up’s first Professional Training Corp site in Baltimore, MD. This cost-effective model, which has been replicated at more than 20 Year Up sites, fosters strong partnerships with community colleges and deepens employer engagement with Opportunity Youth.

Hamid earned a Master’s degree in Financial Engineering from The George Washington University and a Bachelor’s degree in Economic Development from Universite Mohamed 5 in Rabat, Morocco. He is also a Co-Active Coach® who inspires people to create the life they want instead of enduring the life they have.

If you’re in the Charlotte area, check out our schedule of upcoming talks to see one in person.