The mission of the Coatesville Youth Initiative is to contribute to a vibrant future for Coatesville by engaging youth in experiences that support their success in school and in life, and by uniting a wide range of partners to make the community better for everyone.

The 2018 Protect Out Watershed Photo Contest is Now Open!

Pennsylvania American Water and CYI announced today that entries are now being accepted for its 16th Annual “Protect Our Watersheds” Coatesville Art Contest. All students in the CASD are eligible, as well as individual students who live in the company’s service area. The contest encourages students to tap into their artistic talents to express the […]

Consider Providing Youth Mentorship as a 2018 ServiceCorps Host Site!

Now in its 9th year, ServiceCorps is an eight week summer service and leadership development program for Coatesville area youth. 40 participants ages 14-18 gain invaluable opportunities to serve and connect with their community, develop work-readiness, and build life and leadership skills while earning a summer income. ServceCorps is a transformational program that encourages our […]

CYI is winner of 2017 GlaxoSmithKline Philadelphia Impact Award – watch the video here!

GlaxoSmithKline recently honored its GSK IMPACT Award Winners in a ceremony at GSK’s Navy Yard site. Ten local nonprofits, including the Coatesville Youth Initiative, were awarded $40,000 each in recognition of their outstanding contributions to a healthier Philadelphia region. This highly competitive program, in its 21st year, highlights organizations that are working hand-in-hand with the […]

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