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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 […]

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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 announcedĀ PGCPS plans for distance learningĀ 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 […]

A Message from our partners at Comcast

A note from our partners at Comcast: Hi Danielle, I hope youā€™re doing well both personally and in managing the needs of Community Youth Advance. As I hope you know, Comcast continues to offerĀ 60 days of free Internet Essentials service to new customers through June 30, 2020 and itā€™s never been easier to get approved […]

Welcome our New Board Members

Good afternoon CYA Family! We are continuing to grow and strengthen our infrastructure even during these trying times, and thatĀ 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 onĀ 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 […]

Our Response to Distance Learning during COVID-19

Community Youth Advance is raising dollars to fund the purchase of laptops (complete with 1 year of Microsoft Office & antivirus protection) for students who don’t have access to technology at home. Many of the students we serve face barriers to success inside and outside the classroom. This includes being disconnected from community services and […]