A Year up

A Year up

Helping Young Adults Move From Poverty to Professional Careers in A Single Year

Book - 2013
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"[Chertavian] demonstrates that with hard work and the right supports ... young adults can overcome even the toughest of circumstances."--Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO, Harlem Children's Zone

There are many good jobs in America--and many urban young adults eager to take them--if they can bridge the Opportunity Divide that strands many motivated workers at the bottom of the job ladder.

In 2000, Gerald Chertavian, a successful technology entrepreneur and banker, dedicated his life and business expertise to founding Year Up, an intensive one-year program that provides otherwise stranded young adults with training, mentorship, internships, and ultimately real jobs. Following a single Year Up class from admission through graduation, A Year Up lets students share - in their own words- the challenges, failures, and personal successes they experience during the program. It is the inspiring story of a pioneering program that is bridging the Opportunity Divide, with results that can fuel our economy and revive the American ideal of equal opportunity for all.
Publisher: New York : Plume, [2013], c2012
ISBN: 9780143123705
014312370X
Branch Call Number: 331.25920973 Che
Characteristics: viii, 358 p

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