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In 2016, former CEO of Variety Charity (SND) a 501c3 charity, John Sillup has
merged with the Global Education and Research Alliance (GERA) 501c3 and was
made the Executive Vice President, board member. Mr. Sill is working with CEO of
GERA, Davit Mnatsakanyan towards the formation of the first non-profit Institute in
NOHO. North Hollywood is home to 5 community colleges with varying programs.
GERA Institute will reach the over 10,000 students and growing young
demographic in the North Hollywood, California area. GERA Institute is forming 5
start-up programs in Business Development, IT Business info-systems, Marketing,
and Medical Technology. Students will have in-house internship opportunities
offered by business partners aligned with GERAʼs mission to create practical
education experience that make students easily enter the workforce in the Los
Angeles and surrounding areas. Partnering with GERA Institute is an elite Board of
Directors consisting of successful entrepreneurs from around the USA.
Mr. Sill is currently the Executive Vice President, board member for GERA. In this
role, he works with GERA a 501c3 providing services for students and itʼs partners
in business towards the formation of GERA Institute. Mr. Sill summarized the goals
of GERA Institute, “We want to encourage individuals of all ages to realize their full
potential, support lifelong learning, build the culture of entrepreneurialism in the
NOHO community and help our Los Angeles business sector prosper”. Mr. Sill
went on to say that, “GERA is first of all an educational-charitable organization.
This means that our product places people first and provides services in ways
which are flexible, responsive, friendly and efficient to meet their educational
needs. Students need an Institute that really cares and puts the needs of their
students first”.

GERA intends to be a new college celebrating diversity and aims to ensure that
everyone can fulfill their potential. Talks of collaboration with the NOHO city are
expected to be positive, as GERA would be the first non-profit college founded in
NOHO. Grants, free tuition and employment placement services will be
incorporated into the educational experience. “Throughout the development of the
new institute, the Subcommitteeʼs guiding intent is to establish and maintain a
broadly inclusive and participatory process,” said VP chair John Sill. “We are
confident that we will succeeded in our goal.” According to Mr. Sill, GERA is still
forming itʼs statutes and advisory board. “Stage I, GERA Institute is still months
from begi ing”, says Mr. Sill, and “we still have many months before we launch our
first branding campaign”...”but we intend maintain transparency to gain the favor
and participation of the local community of NOHO.”

GERA also provides charitable work in providing both external benefits of
infrastructure shelter, food, and education for different groups of impoverished
peoples abroad. The foundation is in the early stages of planning and design for
the institute, including accreditation details, and further details will be provided
toward the beginning of 2018. If you are interested in participating as a funding
partner, advisory board member, or other role in the foundation of GERA Institute,
Mr. Sill(up) can be reached at

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Joined in Jan 2018

Country: United States

State: California

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