Category Archives: Recent News

Giant Foods Pledges $500,000 to DMV-Area Organizations that Support Racial Equality

Giant Foods, the leading greater Washington D.C. regional grocery chain, announced in September 2020 a commitment of $500,000 to support long-standing community partner organizations and local HBCUs. Funding will be directed to these partners to support their work and engagement to address equality across efforts in education, mentorships, programming and nutrition of children and adults. […]

We are #PGCPSproud and #PGCPSsafe

Dear CYA Family and Friends, On Wednesday July 15, 2020 Prince George’s County Public Schools CEO Dr. Monica Goldson announced PGCPS plans for distance learning to begin the 2020-2021 school year. I’m writing today to let you know that we stand with Dr. Goldson, PGCPS administrators, parents and teachers in the desire to keep our students safe […]

Welcome our New Board Members

Good afternoon CYA Family! We are continuing to grow and strengthen our infrastructure even during these trying times, and that means adding NEW MEMBERS to our amazing Board of Directors. It is with great pleasure that we welcome Jeron Davis and Sterling Owens to our board! Smith School of Business. As an undergraduate, he was active […]

The Mentoring Impact

Mentoring to Manhood is a program of Community Youth Advance focused on supporting young men of color through mentorship, character building and life skills. Recently, we asked one of our graduating senior Andre and his brother Adriene to reflect on their experiences with the program and the lessons and skills they have learned that will sustain […]

Meet Jordan

Meet Jordan, a Community Youth Advance Mentoring to Manhood student: My name is Jordan Baxter; I am 14 years old and I have Autism. I have social, emotional speech and developmental delay. I currently run track, take martial arts every day and I attending Mentoring to Manhood. I currently attend Surrattsville High School located in Clinton, MD which […]

Community Youth Advance: Closing The Gap report

MISSION: Community Youth Advance transforms out-of-school (OST) time to help our youth thrive. Our OST programs fill existing gaps in local school communities and help our youth find pathways forward. We harness the power of community to help economically disadvantaged youth excel and achieve more in school and life. CYA Saturday School and Newton’s Thinkers […]