Mentors needed; Nonprofit Community for Youth recruiting volunteers

Administrators of Community for Youth, from left, executive director Mark Takehara, director of development Kendra Steiner and program manager  Sarah Larson, brainstorm ways to recruit more mentors for their program this year. West Seattle Herald 09/05/2016 By Lindsay Peyton It’s all in the name. Community for Youth is a nonprofit connecting high school students to the greater community …

CfY Mentors: Who are they, and why are they here?

Dear Friends, I had the opportunity this month to attend both Launch (a camp for new students and mentors) and Boost (a camp for our existing student/mentor matches).  As I got to know the mentors at both events, I admired their dedication and selflessness and started to wonder how they got to this point in …

Rainier Beach High School Black Student Union hosted by Community for Youth

Rainier Beach High School recently unveiled its first Black Student Union Club (BSU) with the help of Community for Youth. The school requested assistance from CfY in starting up this organization.  Why CfY?  Some of the reasons given include: CfY’s recognition and credibility among the students; the popularity and trust in our program between the …

Thank you for making our 12th Annual Auction Gala a success!

Community for Youth held its 12th Annual Auction Gala on Saturday, January 24th at the Hyatt at Olive 8.  The festive evening of live and silent auctions, a sumptuous dinner and an exciting dessert dash is the primary fundraiser for CfY’s programs, which last year served over 100 students and volunteers.  The evening’s guest of honor, Greg …

A welcome from CfY’s new Executive Director

Dear Friends, I am very excited to be a part of the Community for Youth family — 2015 is off to a great start at CfY! We are proud of our accomplishments in 2014!  Last year was filled with reflection, progress, improvement and innovation, all of which we’ll continue this year along with more planning, implementation, …

Seattle’s biggest day of charitable giving is HERE!

Today you have the opportunity to make your charitable donation to Community for Youth go farther if you give during the Seattle Foundation’s annual GiveBIG event. Credit card donations during this 24-hour period will be matched by a large stretch fund, making this event the biggest day of community giving this year! Your gift helps support …