Category Archives: Recent News

Project Backpack has Returned

Community Youth Advance, with the support of local businesses and organizations, will provide backpacks, school supplies and encouragement to nearly 1,000 youth throughout the country through Community Youth Advance‚Äôs 3rd annual Project Backpack Drive! All students, whether they are in Pre-K, a senior in high school, or somewhere in between, are working hard to stay […]

CYA is the recipient of a Grant from Many Hands

THANK YOU! We are so honored to be a Many Hands Partner Grantee! This funding will help us fully launch our Train-the-Trainer Program this summer, designed to increase our capacity to provide tutoring for our K – 8th graders!¬† ¬† By training our High School students to serve as tutors they model they have the […]

Let’s Get Into Good Trouble!

This school year has been far from ordinary! A worldwide pandemic, adjustments to distance learning, protests against social injustice — the world is changing before our very eyes. This is our chance to come together as youth to let our voices be heard. Join¬†Community Youth Advance (CYA)¬†as we host our first annual youth leadership conference […]

Congratulations Are In Order

Join us in congratulating our Board Member Marcus N. Daniels on his promotion to Vice President at NAI Michael. Marcus has served as CYA’s Board Chairman Since 2019 and Member of the Board of Directors since 2018.¬† NAI Michael Promotes Marcus N. Daniels to VP in Maryland

CYA – Academics Mid-Year Reports

CYA Academic Mid-Year Reports¬† ¬† In the Community Youth Advance Mid Year Program evaluation reports, there are three guiding questions:¬† 1) What evidence is there to suggest that the GoVirtual programs are having an impact on targeted student populations academic outcomes? 2) Does the GoVirtual program create a safe and nurturing learning environment for students? […]

Annual Report 2020

While 2020 was a challenging year for all of us, there were still victories to celebrate at Community Youth Advance. CYA students increased their math scores by an average of 25 percent and Reading/Language Arts scores by an average of 27 percent. For the first time in our 15-year history transportation was not a barrier […]

We’re Hiring!!

Community Youth Advance is hiring! We are expanding our team to support Mentoring Development and Youth Re-Engagement! Are you passionate about youth development and supporting students in unleashing their brilliance? We would love to have you join our team! Use the below links to check out the job descriptions and apply today! Director of Youth […]

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 […]