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Gerald Chertavian is the founder and CEO of Year Up. He serves on the boards of Bowdoin College, the Boston Foundation, the Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Initiative, and the Massachusetts State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. A graduate of Bowdoin College and Harvard Business School, he lives in Boston with his wife and three children.
Once you pick it up, it will be difficult to put down.
A Year Up is an inspiring read of the stories, experiences, and challenges that make up Year Up's efforts towards bridging the opportunity divide in our nation.
A must read for the innovators and designers of our educational system and corporate leaders.
Great read. Chertavian is an interesting guy, and the YearUp program is going strong. Consider this a "bible" for social programs and how to make them work without being... Read morePublished 1 month ago by rick_monger
i suggest this book to anyone working with young people (18-75) to help them make dramatic improvements in their lives.Published 4 months ago by Theda Lynch
This is a social justice narrative about how we create a better society, a better America. Written with sincerity and authenticity, the book demonstrates how underprivileged urban... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mark Rocha
I have not finished the book, but it is a treasure trove of information and ideas that work. I intend to pass it on to my neighbor who works in education.Published 17 months ago by J. Hayes
This book is an inspiring story confirming that providing young people with education, practical skills and jobs (thereby creating hope), can help pull people out of poverty and... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Zomom
Gerald Chertavian has created a model to help transform our existing educational and vocational process to meet the needs of the current and future human capital requirements for... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Paul Boudrye
I read about 20 books a year at the intersection of business and social change, and this is one of the best I've read in a long time. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Social Entrepreneur
I really enjoy this book because, I learned a lot about the opportunity divide,and other programs mention in the book. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Larisa