Gerald Chertavian

Founder and CEO of Year Up


Gerald Chertavian is the Founder and CEO of Year Up, a non-profit organization that provides a one-year, intensive training program for urban young adults ages 18-24. 

Gerald is dedicated to closing the Opportunity Divide that exists in our nation. Determined to make his vision a reality, Gerald combined his entrepreneurial skills and his passion for working with urban young adults to found Year Up in 2000.