Year Up is the innovative workforce develop program founded by Gerald and Kate Chertavian that recruits and trains low income urban young adults for entry level middle skill jobs and places successful program participants in internships with America’s leading companies.
Started in July of 2001 with an inaugural class of 22 in Boston, Year Up now serves over 3,700 students a year in 17 offices across the country. Over 85% of Year up graduates are working at leading US companies including GE, State Street, Bank of America, Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Fidelity, Putnam, American Express and several State and Federal Government Departments.
Please visit the Year Up web site to learn more and get involved. All Year Up students work with a mentor and mentoring is a great way to get started.