A National Grid Rock Star Visits YearUp

By Deborah Drew

This spring, National Grid Vice President, Aware to Repair Process, Tatiana Roc, met with students at YearUp to inspire them as they work toward connecting to viable career and education pathways through dual-enrollment at Roxbury Community College and Year Up Greater Boston.

While with the students, Tatiana served as an informal mentor, conducted a “mock” interview, and shared her life and career experience to help motivate these young people on to continued success. YearUp, supported by the National Grid Foundation, provides young adults with the skills, experience, and support that helps them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Mostly youth of color, these young adults come from underserved neighborhoods and have the motivation to succeed, but lack access to resources that enable them to do so – including access to companies who lack access to a viable pool of motivated and diverse talent! YearUp delivers for these youngsters through a teaching and coaching program that combines marketable job skills, stipends, internships, and college credits.

About National Grid Foundation:

National Grid Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to improving the quality of life, economic strength and environmental stewardship in National Grid’s service territory. The Foundation’s mission is to create opportunities for solutions to today’s educational and environmental challenges. By awarding grants to non-profits, the Foundation inspires and serves as a catalyst to a shared future, ultimately impacting and improving lives of the underserved in our neighborhoods.

In December 1998, KeySpan Energy formed KeySpan Foundation to enhance community giving efforts. Now known as National Grid Foundation, the organization has provided more than $25 million in grants to approximately 1,000 organizations in local communities.

To find out more about the National Grid Foundation visit: www.nationalgridfoundation.com

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To find out more about Yearup please visit: www.yearup.org

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