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VP of Development
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VP of Development

Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer, the Vice President of Development is a leadership role responsible for the design, development, evaluation, and reporting of the Development Department at the Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC).  Department functions include donor acquisition, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship; solicitation of sponsorship, major gifts, grant writing/reporting, planned giving, annual…

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…

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Finding the Light in Foster Care

The below was written by a former CYDC resident and is an inspiring story about her time in foster care. By Tanya Robinson  I knew a girl once. She was twelve years old. Her face had this beautiful sheen, a glow if you will – the color of innocence. When the girl smiled her dimples…

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Carolina Youth Development Center Announces 2020-2021 Board of Directors

Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC) announced its 2020-2021 Board of Directors today. The board will be led by retired Boeing Vice President and CFO Rita Daily.  “It is an honor to be named chair of the CYDC Board of Directors,” said Chair Rita Daily. “Leading an organization that has been in our community helping children…

Consultant Manager
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Consultant Manager

Consultant Managers will ensure Family Teachers carry out responsibilities of the Teaching-Family Program while maintaining program fidelity by providing supervision, support, and training to Family Teachers. Consultant Managers will also provide youth with a caring environment in which to grow and learn; model and teach social skills, self-help skills, academic skills, and independent living skills;…

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…