Ashoka Fellow
United States
Fellow Since 2007

Check out this video of Gerald's work:

    This description of Gerald Chertavian's work was prepared when Gerald Chertavian was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2007.
    Gerald Chertavian is redefining how talent is perceived in the United States by solving America’s growing skills gap while providing employment opportunities for disconnected 18 to 24-year-olds. Year Up creates a new pathway for potentially millions of marginalized citizens to become initiative-takers and contributors to growth in America’s businesses and society.
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