“We have to meet the students where they are rather than say everyone goes through the exact same programmatic experience,” Chertavian said.
How to Go From Homeless to Venture Capital (2022)

“We are wasting talent, when we can’t afford to waste anyone. Economic justice equals economic prosperity. A hand up, not a hand out.”
Year Up Lifts the Next Generation (2017)

“This is a time for business leadership to take a strong stand to step up and say we will build our companies to be more inclusive, to provide more economic opportunity and ultimately to come out of this crisis to rebuild and recover in ways that are more equitable, more inclusive and ultimately create economic mobility for many more Americans,”
 As black jobless rate soars, Year Up and partners Merck, Amazon and others offer career development (2020) 

“Employers routinely pointed to critical business needs that were addressed when they entered into or expanded a partnership with Year Up: access to a skilled, diverse, pipeline of talent; reduced training and placement costs; and lower turnover rates.”
Babson College Case Study (2017)

“This is about American ideals of mobility, about American ideals of opportunity. It’s about not guaranteeing equality of outcomes, but guaranteeing equality of opportunity.”
Gerald Chertavian is Bridging the Opportunity Gap with Year Up (2014)

“Supporters, board members, staff, and most importantly, the clients Year Up served were counting on the organization to make a measurable difference in addressing the Opportunity Divide.”
Year Up: A Social Entrepreneur Builds High Performance (2011)