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.
Molly joined the Youth Enrichment Services Board in 2020. She currently works as the Assistant Communications Director for the Office of Mayor William Peduto, where she manages press and media, communications, equitable outreach, and social media strategy. Prior to this role, she served as the Manager for the City of Pittsburgh Office of Community Affairs where she worked directly with neighborhood organizations, non-profits, government agencies, and individual community members from all over the city of Pittsburgh to advocate for improvements to quality of life and critical community services.
Molly has a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Communications from John Carroll University and a Master's (MPhil) degree in Race, Ethnicity, Conflict from Trinity College Dublin.