WMAR: Sometimes those who help others need a little help themselves

By: Ashley McDowell BALTIMORE — Sometimes those who help others need a little help themselves, that’s where the Baltimore Children and Youth Fund (BCYF) step in. Offering grants to nonprofits that improve the lives of younger people.   It’s an organization that was started following the killing of Freddie Gray.   “The community came together […]

President Alysia Lee Joins the Baltimore’s Promise Board of Directors

Alysia Lee, president of the Baltimore Children & Youth Fund, has joined the Baltimore’s Promise Board of Directors. Lee has led the BCYF team in disbursing over $17 million to youth-serving organizations, including 91% that are Black-led.   Previously, Lee was the education program supervisor for Fine Arts Education for the Maryland State Department of […]

Baltimore Children & Youth Fund Celebrates BCYF Month

Baltimore Children & Youth Fund Celebrates BCYF Month BCYF awards grant funds to 61 new programs totaling 8.4 million dollars. CONTACT:  Christina Royster  Big Media Agency  hello@bigmediaagency.com  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Baltimore Children & Youth Fund Celebrates BCYF Month  BCYF awards grant funds to 61 new programs totaling 8.4 million dollars.  2023 grantees to be announced […]

Baltimore City Businesses Support Baltimore Children & Youth Fund to Celebrate BCYF Month This August

CONTACT:Christina RoysterBig Media AgencyBigMediaAgency.com800-348-1309hello@bigmediaagency.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Baltimore City Businesses Support Baltimore Children & Youth Fund to Celebrate BCYF Month This August   A Portion of Business Proceeds Allocated to Help City Youth Thrive (Baltimore, Maryland – August 11, 2023) A host of Baltimore City businesses are leveraging their resources and those of their […]

The Baltimore Children and Youth Fund says it remains dedicated to the city

Alysia Lee is a musician and activist who was appointed President of the Baltimore Children and Youth Fund in 2022.   The establishment of the fund was championed by Mayor Jack Young eight years ago. In 2016, Baltimore voters passed a referendum calling for three cents of every $100 of assessed property value in the City to be […]

Community Highlights: Meet Alysia Lee of Baltimore Children & Youth Fund

Alysia is the inaugural President of the Baltimore Children & Youth Fund, the bold hyperlocal grantmaker stewarding public funds to support the success of Baltimore’s young people. Unlike traditional philanthropic efforts in Baltimore, BCYF, Inc. is committed to authentic community engagement, and all strategy and grant decisions are shaped and led by Baltimore community members […]

Through Hockey, Mentorships, Tender Bridge Helps Baltimore Youth Achieve Success

For Daryl Fletcher, 21, a player on the Baltimore Banners hockey team since he was 7, the experience has meant more to him than he ever could have imagined.    “It’s about family,” he said. “It’s a big support system.”    Fletcher added that he’s grateful for the guidance he has received under the leadership […]