Year Up shuttles urban adults into corporate America
A profile of four recent graduates of Year Up, a national jobs-training program launched in Boston. Its goal: to close the opportunity divide keeping many young people at the bottom of the job ladder. Margarita Polanco, a college dropout, manages mutual funds for Bank of New York Mellon in Everett. Stanley Narcisse, once involved with drugs and petty crimes, is a service desk technician for Ariad Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge. Raul Williams quit a series of dead-end jobs before landing an IT position with Consigli Construction in Milford. Paola Walter, also a college dropout, is now a senior fund accountant with State Street Global Finances.