Cassius Priestly Is CYA’s New Board Chairman

Community Youth Advance is excited to announce the appointment of our next Board Chairman, Cassius Priestly. Mr. Priestly is Market President and Manager of the Commercial Banking Group at SunTrust Bank (Now Truist Bank) in the Greater Washington Region. He has served Community Youth Advance in various roles during his time on the Board of Directors, including as our immediate past Treasurer. Mr. Priestly brings leadership experience and a deep knowledge of our mentoring and academic programs to his new role. 

“I’m excited to step into this new role on the Board of Directors. Community Youth Advance has seen tremendous growth during my time serving on the Board, and we are poised to reach even greater heights this year and beyond with the onboarding of new staff, grants and opportunities to help Teach, Reach and Keep our youth on the path to success.” 

Community Youth Advance also welcomes Christina Manning, Senior Vice President and Treasury Management Officer of PNC Bank as our incoming Board Treasurer, and Joseph Adams Jr., Center Store Sales and Operations Manager at Giant Food as our Board Secretary. 

A full list of Community Youth Advance Board Members and information on how you can get involved is available on our website

We are honored to have such prestigious individuals with a passion for young people serving on our Board and continuing to harness the power of community and transform out-of-school time to Teach, Reach and Keep youth on the path to success. 


CYA’s new Board Chairman, Cassius Priestly