East Liberty nonprofit Youth Enrichment Services Named 2019 Champion in Action
“Trib Total Media recognizes the power of the mentorship provided to young people in the Pittsburgh region by Youth Enrichment Services.”
— Jennifer Bertetto, Trib Total Media President and CEO
By Courier Editor, March 4, 2019
The New Pittsburgh Courier has learned that Youth Enrichment Services (YES), a nonprofit providing socially and economically at-risk youth the opportunity to achieve success through participation in mentorship, education and enrichment programs, has been named a 2019 Champion in Action in the category of Youth Leadership. The award, announced jointly by Citizens Bank, WPXI-TV, Trib Total Media and Pittsburgh Cares, includes $35,000 in unrestricted funding as well as promotional and volunteer support for the organization’s outstanding work, according to a release.
Youth Enrichment Services (YES) provides empowerment, experiential opportunities, academic enrichment and summer employment as positive pathways to future success. YES partners with local organizations to create synergy and generates transformative stories, national accolades and positive research outcomes.
LORI CRAWFORD (she, her, hers)
Resource Director and Grants Manager
In her nearly 9 years at YES, Lori has committed to growing YES' operating budget annually to support YES' ever expanding impact in the region. Beyond cultivating and sustaining YES' fiscal ecosystem, Lori also provides innovative and strategic insights to equip YES to meet our community's evolving needs and interests through human-centered practices and social stewardship. Lori brings an array of skill sets cultivated from her lived experiences, passion for improvisational comedy, commitment to anti-racist raja yoga, and through her formal education in human security (M.A), criminology (B.A.), and international studies (B.A.).