Gerald Chertavian

Ashoka Fellow
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Fellow Since 2007
My work: Empowering low-income young adults to go from poverty to professional careers in a single year.

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Related TopicsCivic Engagement, Employment, Non-formal education, Business & Social Enterprise, Children & Youth

Citation

This profile was prepared when Gerald Chertavian was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2007.
Introduction
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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