MediaGerald Chertavian at the Social Innovation Summit discusses “How Social Innovation Surpasses Good, and Becomes Great”
Social Innovation Summit, 12/4/12Gerald Chertavian speaks about the importance of library with @ Your Library, The Campaign for America’s Libraries
@ Your Library, The Campaign for America’s Libraries, 9/5/12Social entrepreneur Gerald Chertavian's A Year Up: Interview with WGBH Boston
WGBH Boston, 8/14/12Gerald Chertavian and A Year Up on MSNBC's The Cycle
The Cycle, 8/14/12Gerald Chertavian: Leaders Coming Together to Create Real Opportunities for Young Adults
The Huffington Post, 8/6/12Bill Thompson interviews Gerald Chertavian on "A Year Up"
Bill Thompson's Eye on Books, 8/6/12"Year Up" program helps low-income grads find good-paying jobs: Gerald appears on CBS This Morning
CBS This Morning, 8/1/12For Urban Youth, A Jobs Program with a Future
The Fiscal Times, 7/30/12A Year Up is #3 on the Wall Street Journal Best Sellers list
The Wall Street Journal, 7/27/12A Year Up: Building an Inclusive Economy
Dowser.org, 7/27/12Gerald Chertavian interviewed on Fox 5 News
Fox 5, 7/27/12A Year Up is #2 on the USA Today Best Seller list
USA Today, 7/26/12A Year Up makes the New York Times Best Seller list for August 5
The New York Times, 7/25/12Getting Ahead in ‘A Year Up’: An Interview with Gerald Chertavian
Kirkus Reviews, 7/24/12Gerald Chertavian: To Jumpstart the Economy, Look to Our Youth
Huffington Post, 7/24/12An Interview With Gerald Chertavian, Founder of Year Up
Youth Radio, 7/24/12Year Up Seeks To Help Youth Bridge ‘Opportunity Divide’
Radio Boston, 7/24/12Year Up’s Gerald Chertavian is a turnaround artist
Boston Globe Magazine, 7/22/12
In the US today, there are 5 million young adults who have not progressed beyond a high school diploma and are neither employed nor enrolled in postsecondary education. Meanwhile, over the next decade, American companies will face a shortage of 14 million educated workers.
Before Year Up, Orion Casey was earning minimum wage as a teaching assistant while raising two young daughters. During the program, she developed her professional skills and earned an internship at M Block & Sons. She graduated from Year Up Chicago in July 2011 and was hired full-time by M Block & Sons as an IT Specialist.