Clifton Morgan has served Opportunity Youth with Year Up for nearly nine years as the College Partnerships Specialist, Director of Admissions and finally the Senior Director of Program in Year Up’s National Capital Region. Clif is currently the Site Director at Year Up, Baltimore and works with a great team providing young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education.
Clif knows that there is a demand for a trained and experienced workforce and a large number of youth who are disconnected from opportunities to the education and coaching needed to excel in their careers. Year Up’s six month Learning & Development phase and six month corporate internship help to level the playing field and give young adults access beyond many of the barriers to entry that may exist for them.
Clif has 25 years of experience in higher education and workforce development. He started his career as a job and career coach at Dawson Technical Institute in Chicago’s City College system. He aided in the establishment of Chicago State University’s Office of Distance Learning, and served as the department’s inaugural Assistant Director. Clif also had the privilege to serve on the advisory board and as program facilitator for Project Brotherhood, a nationally recognized men’s health clinic, which has been featured on CNN’s “Black in America”. Through his work with Project Brotherhood Clif was given the opportunity to partner with Grammy Award winning artist Common’s - Common Ground Foundation to establish and facilitate youth development programs for high school students on Chicago’s Southside.
Clif holds a B.S. in Finance from Hampton University, is a trained Diversity and Cultural Humility Facilitator, a trained Predictive Index Analyst, noted speaker and has been recognized for his dedication to the communities he serves with several Honors.
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