Watch Live: Common Hour Speaker Gerald Chertavian ’87 Today

Gerald Chertavian '87

Trustee emeritus Gerald Chertavian '87


Today is the day you can catch the Common Hour talk by Year Up founder and CEO — and trustee emeritus — Gerald Chertavian ’87. He’s to deliver his talk at 12:30 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. If you can’t come to campus, watch it right here on the Bowdoin Daily Sun as it’s streamed live. Later, it will be archived with other videos on Bowdoin Talks.

Chertavian is dedicated to closing the opportunity divide in our nation. Combining his entrepreneurial skills and his passion for working with urban young adults, Chertavian founded Year Up in 2000.

Year Up is an intensive one-year training and education program that serves low-income youth ages 18-24, providing them with technical, professional and communication skills to help them make successful transitions to careers and higher education.

With its annual operating budget exceeding $50 million, Year Up is one of the fastest growing non-profits in the nation. It has been recognized by Fast Company and The Monitor Group as one of the top 25 organizations using business excellence to engineer social change.

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