BOARD OF DIRECTORS Albert Wynn
Chair Partner, Greenberg Traurig and Former US Congressman
Owner, Corenic Construction Group
Fred Corder, M.D.
Archdiocese of Washington
Corder Pediatrics Medicine
Instructor, Alexandria City Public Schools
Rev. Johnny Parker
Secretary Montgomery County
Leonard Lucchi, Esq.
Cassius Priestly Treasurer SunTrust Bank
Founder Executive Director, The Arc of Prince George’s County
Associate, NAI Michael Principal, unkanny! Design
O’Malley, Miles, Nylen & Gilmore, P.A.
Student, Prince George’s Community College
Lisa Brown-Alexander Principal, Nonprofit HR
Warren Connley Advisory NASA, Ret.
Association of American Medical Colleges
Gary Michael Advisory NAI Michael
First Baptist Church of Glenarden The Ridley Group & Associates Franchise Owner, Chick-fil-A Principal, Educational Dimensions, Inc.
Russell Taylor Retired
Senior Manager, Deloitte
Therman Evans, Jr., Esq
Advisory National Education Association
GREETINGS On behalf of the Board of Directors of Community Youth Advance I want to thank you for joining us this evening as we pay tribute to the Men and Women Who Make A Difference in Prince George’s County. They have made selfless and positive contributions in the fields of education, business, non-profit organizations and public service. In ways large and small they have made our community better and tonight we salute them. As our name suggests, Community Youth Advance is a local non-profit organization committed to advancing the welfare of our young people… the next generation. We provide mentoring, tutoring and Saturday School for over 400 students. Our results, such as a 30% increase in math scores for our Saturday school students are significant. Thus, tonight we also want to thank and pay tribute to the teachers, tutors, mentors and sponsors who help our young people succeed. The mission of Community Youth Advance is clear: to provide academic support and mentoring to our young people in order to develop successful citizens with good character. We’re glad you are here and hope you will join us in this worthy cause. Again, thank you for coming out tonight and we hope you have a truly enjoyable evening.
ALBERT WYNN Chair-Elect, Board Of Directors Community Youth Advance
HONOREES JIM CORNELSON Old Line Bank
HONOREES MELONEE CLARKE
The Arc Prince Georgeâ€™s County
HONOREES BRANDON COLE Mentoring to Manhood
HONOREES KIM RHIM
The Training Source Inc., a 25-year-old HUD Best Practice, Standards for Excellence® accredited, GuideStar® Platinum rated, Catalogue For Philanthropy® featured, and national Award of Excellence recipient nonprofit organization that provides outstanding employment training, job placement and follow-up services; youth leadership and technology programs; and community and social services for individuals and families in need in the Washington region. The organization also provides staffing assistance and management and employee development training for public and private sector organizations. In 2016, Kim was recognized as the Radio One NAACP Hometown Champion for DC, Maryland & Virginia, Outstanding Community Leader by Maryland Black Mayors, Inc. and Woman Business Leader of the Year by Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce. She was also voted in the national Top 10 Good Neighbors in the State Farm Neighborhood Awards contest. Kim is actively involved in the human services sector and has served on the Boards of Directors of Nonprofit Prince George’s County and Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations, and on many local and regional roundtables and task forces. An advocate for progress, she also facilitates groups and workshops at conferences such as the Lonnie E. Mitchell Behavioral Health Policy Academy, Maryland Association of Community Services Conferences, and former Congresswoman Donna Edwards’ Workforce Development and Nonprofit Summits; and teaches noncredit classes at several area community colleges. Prior to creating The Training Source, Kim enjoyed a ten-year career serving in a number of professional and managerial positions at IBM Corporation. She holds a BBA, magna cum laude, from Howard University and an MBA in finance, corporate relations and management from Columbia University. She is also a certified Job Developer, Resume Writer and Global Career Development Facilitator. She resides in Prince George’s County, Maryland with her husband, Michael, and they have two adult children.
HONORARY EVENT CO-CHAIR JIM ESTEPP
Prince Georgeâ€™s Economic Rountable
HONORARY EVENT CO-CHAIR JIM COLEMAN
Prince Georgeâ€™s Economic Development Forum
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS CHAMPION
Capital Centre Steeplechase
CATALYST Comcast Councilman Todd M. Turner, District 4 Deloitte Enterprise Rent-A-Car Lakeesha Washington, Long & Foster Realtor
NAI Michael Oâ€™Malley, Miles, Nylen & Gilmore, P.A. Senator Douglas J.J. Peters, District 23 Southern Management
SPECIAL THANKS EVENT PLANNING COMMITTEE Albert Wynn Dalian Washington Daon MacLarin Johnson Dawn Finney Elmu Sadalah Krystal Ferguson Kimberly Hodges Rob Malone Therman Evans, Jr., Esq.
VOLUNTEERS Angela Jones Dawn Finney Kashieka Minor Monique McCallister Taryn Hall Tawania McFadden
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Photography: Soulfully Speaking Photography Videographer/Testimonial Video Producer: Donovan Jones Honoree Videos Produced by: Comcast Technical Director: Qasim Hawkins Event Production: Kimberly Hodges Event Decor: Fab My Party, Dawn Finney Graphic Design & Printing: Skycon Media, Stephen Fortune unkanny!, Krystal Ferguson Music: Nellyâ€™s Echo
COMMUNITY YOUTH ADVANCE
Community Youth Advance transforms out-of-school time to help all our youth thrive. Our out-of-school-time programs fill existing gaps in the local community and help our youth find pathways forward. We harness the power of community to help our students and mentees excel and achieve more in school and life. Our â€œTeach, Reach, Keepâ€? motto is an expression of our academic, mentorship and pathways program goals: academics are at the core of all we do; we connect the community so caring adults are all working together to lead our youth; we provide tools and support to help our youth find their own pathways to go as far as they want to go. Community Youth Advance was born after two flagship organizations, Community Tutoring, Inc. and Mentoring to Manhood merged to expand their services and enlarge their student reach.
2342 Vermont Ave, Unit 1, Hyattsville, MD 20785 240.770.3870 | Info@cyadvance.org | communityyouthadvance.org
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