December 3, 2014

Buchanan & Edwards announces new partnership with Year Up

Arlington, VA – December 2014 – Buchanan & Edwards (BE) is proud to announce its new partnership with Year Up National Capital Region. Year Up is a one-year IT Workforce Development program that provides underprivileged young adults with the skills, experience and support to help them reach their potential through professional careers and higher education.

Year Up’s program consists of six-month training courses on technical and professional skill building. Students learn technical skills such as data management, coding and troubleshooting; and basic business skills including business writing, public speaking and financial literacy. After completing these classes, students are placed into a six-month internship with one of Year Up’s corporate partners.

Beginning January 2015, BE will host Year Up interns in its IT and Business Operations departments.

“We are excited about our new partnership with Year Up National Capital Region,” said Buchanan & Edwards’ President, Tony Parchment. “We are looking forward to supporting their mission to close the Opportunity Divide by providing our interns with the hands-on experience and skills needed to help them succeed in their professional pursuits.”

BE is committed to working to create a positive impact upon and improve the lives of youth in the local community through its technology expertise, resources and support of STEM education.

For more information on Year Up, visit

About Buchanan-Edwards

Since 1998 Buchanan & Edwards (BE) has served as a trusted advisor to governments, helping them solve existing problems, create new possibilities and serve citizens more effectively through technology. We understand the unique demands and complex requirements of government. Our vision guides the development and delivery of innovative and customized solutions that serve the public good. The result is that government organizations and agencies can focus on fulfilling their missions, managing and sharing information, and responding to organizational demands. BE employs a disciplined management approach that has been independently appraised as compliant with CMMI Level 3 processes and ISO 9001:2008 standards. For additional information, please visit our website at

About Year Up

Year Up’s mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing low-income young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Year Up achieves this mission through a high support, high expectation model that combines marketable job skills, stipends, internships and college credits. Its holistic approach focuses on students’ professional and personal development to place these young adults on a viable path to economic self-sufficiency. Year Up National Capital Region currently serves more than 240 students a year.