YouthPort featured during ‘Celebration of Community’

YouthPort was featured for its innovative service design during the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation’s Celebration of Community on November 20. More than 225 community members gathered to celebrate and recognize the work of nonprofits and nonprofit leaders in the community.

Guests learned how YouthPort, a new outreach model, draws on the strengths of three nonprofits to serve families in neighborhoods across Cedar Rapids.

What role does each collaborating nonprofit play in the YouthPort design? We invite you to watch the video and hear Tanager Place CEO George Estle, Boys & Girls Clubs of Cedar Rapids Executive Director John Tursi, Young Parents Network Executive Director Brian Stutzman, and Tanager Place Executive Director Okpara Rice share why this new approach strengthens the community, one family at a time.


George Estle, CEO of Tanager Place, was also recognized during the evening with the Nonprofit Leadership Excellence Award.