Gerald (Jerry) Wesley has come a long way from his Grandfather’s farm in Florida, to be the Founder, President, and CEO of Equity Navigation Solutions Inc., a 501 C 3 start-up in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Gerald is an engaged resident of Charlotte, committed to bringing a positive difference to life. How? By using the art of giving back as a creative way to help communities move forward.
Gerald serves his local community as President of the Homeowners Association, where home sales are listing from $500k and up.
One of the benefits of being an HOA President of an affluent community is this:
The lens of an HOA President offers a unique insight into home-life structure, advantages, opportunities and investment that can benefit youth throughout their growth and development.
To serve a greater good, Gerald is leading a charitable venture and encouraging all who are willing, to give back also, to help Equity-Deprived Youth benefit from life-long connections that will help them thrive in a way they NEVER have before.
How? By connecting these youth to the latest innovation in social mobility advancement. Our innovation is the only solution of its kind and represents the best chance ever these youth will have to ensure they transition sucessfully from youth into adulthood.
Not only now, but for generations to come.
Our innovation is so advanced, it distinguishes Equity Navigation Solutions Inc, from every other charitable organization in the nation.
Over the years Gerald has surrounded himself with mentors, experts and advisors who are successful leaders as well.
At every business station in life, Gerald has maintained a winning standard of being awarded employee of the year at almost every organization in his employment history.
Gerald strives to conduct his professional life with purpose, significance, quality and service excellence across all industries.
Gerald’s Youth Leadership Perspective
Personally, I have a long-connected interest in working with Equity-Deprived Youth dating as far back as 1976, when I served as a Youth Counselor at the Rose Marie Bryon Children Center in Daytona Beach Florida.
The single thread that connects “1976 youth” with “2023 Equity– Deprived Youth” is this: Far too many youth in Charlotte are still being left further and further behind with less education, less wealth, and poor health and a shorter lifespan.
This is a colossal leadership failure that has created a leadership void and vacuum I intend to fill in three ways:
One, by using my unique leadership skills to guide and mentor, these youths in positive ways that helps them rise up to the true level of their potential.
Two, by systemically and structurally connecting these youth to equitable access to opportunity, support, and the resources they need to be successful across five age-based life cycles: (1) from birth year, (2) early childhood, (3) middle childhood, (4) adolescents, and (5) early adulthood.
Three, by using equity connectedness that furthers lifelong learning, growth, and development through the latest innovation in equity mitigation, and social mobility advancement.
This innovation involves navigating and expediting the development of these youth upward and forward where they can transition successfully from youth into adulthood at a development speed Charlotte and our nation has never delivered before.
Gerald was born in Daytona Beach, Florida in 1954, and graduated from Mainland Sr, High school in 1972.
Papa taught Gerald five life lessons:
- In business and in life, there are only two types of problems: The ones you solve and the ones you createBe a problem solver not a problem creator.
- Blossom wherever you are planted and grow from every experience.
- When plowing uphill in business and in life, you will have to plow uphill, always keep a level head.
- Learn from everything and from everyone regardless of who the teacher is.
- Engage in no activity unless it benefits all whom it effects.
Military Service 1972
In 1972, Gerald entered the U.S. Army and completed his basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Gerald was stationed in Southeast Asia. In 1976, Gerald was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army. Gerald is a Vietnam Era Veteran.
After Returning Home From Military 1976
Mrs. Bryon was Gerald’s 3rd grade teacher. In 3rd grade, Gerald was also a member of Mrs. Bryons Disciples For Christ Youth singing group.
As a Youth Counselor, in 1976, Gerald helped advance the hopes, dreams and aspirations of children born in poverty who lived in the South Street Projects less than a half a mile away.
Today, in 2023, the Rose Marie Bryon Children Center that opened in 1967, is still open and serves as the oldest and most successful after school program in Daytona Beach Florida.
In the 1990’s Gerald Excelled In NYC Hospitality Industry
In 1990’s Gerald worked in the hospitality industry where he consistently met five star expectations while working at Ritz Carlton Hotel chain.
From 1990’s -2017 Gerald Excelled In The Healthcare Field
In New York City Gerald worked in the health and human service industry reaching the position of Sr. Management Consultant with New York City Health & Hospital Corporation NYC (H&H). NYC H&H is the largest municipal health care sysystem in the United States with an annual spending of $7.8 billion dollars.
Gerald’s educational, training and leadership background covers a wide range of interest ranging from mentoring youth and diversity, to organizational change studies, and quality and process improvement derived from TPS – the Toyota Production System.
Everything about us, the added value we bring to the Charlotte experience, who we are, right down to our founder and leadership are all about getting the lives and future of these youth on track:
Please donate to our cause today. With your help, we will fill the hopes, dreams, and aspirations that are missing from lives of Equity-Deprived Youth.
No donation is too large or small. The suggested giving for recurring monthly donors is between $20.00-50.00 per month.
However, for those who desire to convert their concern into action and can give more, below are ten pathways through which donors can participate.
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