“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)

“As we rebuild and recover, will it be in a way that is more economically inclusive —
that brings more Americans along?”
Gaining Skills Virtually to Close the Inequality Gap (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)