Today’s Press Release:
March 22, 2010
Today Reach, Inc. announces that Mike Young is joining the organization as its newest Director. Young brings extensive experience in program management and nonprofit administration.
In March 2008, Mr. Young left Hope and a Home, a local nonprofit that empowers low-income families with children to create stable homes, after 25 years as a Program Manager and Executive Director. During Young’s years as the organization’s leader, “Hope and a Home became an independent nonprofit organization with a firm financial foundation; established an office in the R Street neighborhood where we work with residents of subsidized housing; hired a Community Organizer and a Development Director; expanded programming capacity; developed our first strategic plan and completed our first financial audit” (Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign Profile).
A married father of two teenage sons, Young is actively involved in the DC community. Among other volunteer activities, he regularly provides literacy support to first grade students at King Elementary School in DC’s Congress Heights neighborhood. His commitment and experience will help guide Reach, Inc.’s development and future growth.
A new DC-based nonprofit organization, Reach, Inc. will improve reading skills, across ages, by hiring and training struggling adolescent readers to tutor in District of Columbia elementary schools. Through this innovative model, Reach, Inc. will teach necessary work skills facilitate literacy instruction in a stigma-free environment, and provide a needed service in a resource efficient manner.
Please join me in welcoming Mike!
Thanks, as always, for reading.