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RFP – Prime Food Vendor

Charleston Orphan House, Inc. d/b/a Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC) is seeking Proposals for a prime vendor to provide food products to be served as part of its food services program.

Carolina Youth Development Center still serving Lowcountry families after 230 years
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Carolina Youth Development Center still serving Lowcountry families after 230 years

The below article was printed by the Post and Courier on January 2, 2021. By Rickey Ciapha Dennis Jr. rdennis@postandcourier.com Jan 2, 2021 NORTH CHARLESTON — South Carolina’s oldest nonprofit continues to meet the needs of Charleston area families centuries after its founding, even amid a pandemic that has impacted the organization’s funding. This year marks…

SC Ports Supports CYDC
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SC Ports Supports CYDC

This week Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC) was awarded a $1,000 grant from the South Carolina Ports Authority as a part of their Community Giving Program. CYDC was one of 55 grantees across South Carolina with the total of grants awarded equalling $61,000.  CYDC is thankful for our amazing community partners at the SC Ports…

230 Years of Capacity Building, Community Engagement, and Sustainability
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230 Years of Capacity Building, Community Engagement, and Sustainability

For 230 years, Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC) has been a pioneer in the field of child welfare. Founded as the Charleston Orphan House in 1790, it was home to the state’s first kindergarten program. Through strong community engagement, creative capacity building, and innovative sustainability practices, South Carolina’s oldest continuously operating non-profit is a leader…

SC House of Representatives Recognizes CYDC 230 Year Anniversary
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SC House of Representatives Recognizes CYDC 230 Year Anniversary

The South Carolina House of Representatives recognized Carolina Youth Development Center’s (CYDC) 230 year anniversary by approving H. 5563. The resolution, introduced by Representative Marvin Pendarvis (D) and Representative Sylleste Davis (R), commemorates the organization’s anniversary which takes place on October 18, 2020.  “CYDC has been a strong presence in the Charleston community, serving our…

Freestyle Academy Provides Summer Fun Through Reading
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Freestyle Academy Provides Summer Fun Through Reading

Over the last 16 years, Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC), has partnered with The Children’s Defense Fund to offer the summer Freedom Schools® program on its North Charleston campus.  The program is focused on providing enrichment for students through a model curriculum that supports children and families around five essential components:  High-quality academic enrichment;  Parent…