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Category Archives: CRYP Staff

Welcome Meghan Tompkins, CRYP’s New Deputy Director!

Welcome Meghan Tompkins, CRYP’s New Deputy Director!

CRYP has announced that Meghan Tompkins is joining its full-time staff as deputy director. In her new role, Tompkins will be responsible for developing the nonprofit youth organization’s strategic plan and budget, and providing coordination and oversight of all fundraising activities. She also will be deeply involved in program planning and design, grant research and… Continue Reading

It’s Official: Jerica Widow is Our New Youth Programs Director!

It’s Official: Jerica Widow is Our New Youth Programs Director!

It’s official: CRYP has promoted Jerica Widow from the position of youth programs coordinator to youth programs director. Widow joined the nonprofit youth organization since 2013, and she has made a significant contribution to the growth of its programming—particularly the innovative teen internships. In her new role, Widow will be responsible for program development, implementation,… Continue Reading

NEW Career Opportunities at CRYP!

NEW Career Opportunities at CRYP!

As the nonprofit, grassroots Cheyenne River Youth Project approaches the 30-year mark, it continues to grow and evolve as a community development organization. That means it can offer more career opportunities for those who seek employment in nonprofit development and youth programming. CRYP currently has open positions for a full-time deputy director and a full-time… Continue Reading

Executive Director Julie Garreau Travels to Mexico on Cordes Fellowship

This week, the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s executive director, Julie Garreau, is participating as a delegate in the Cordes Fellowship’s Opportunity Collaboration in Cancún, Mexico. Garreau was awarded the fellowship last year, one of 50 winners out of 500 applicants, but was unable to attend the fall 2015 event in Ixtapa. Cordes Fellowships are designed… Continue Reading

A Warm CRYP Welcome to New Social Enterprises Manager Molly Vetter!

The Cheyenne River Youth Project® announced today that Molly Vetter has joined its full-time staff as the new social enterprises manager. Vetter, a native of Eagle Butte, South Dakota, has returned to her hometown to join the CRYP team. As social enterprises manager, Vetter will be responsible for the nonprofit youth project’s farm-to-table Keya (Turtle)… Continue Reading

Executive Director Julie Garreau Speaks at Texas A&M University History Conference

Earlier this month, Cheyenne River Youth Project® staff members traveled from South Dakota to Bryan, Texas, for the 7th annual HGSO/PAT History Conference at Texas A&M University. The theme for this year’s conference was “Community. Culture. Conflict,” and CRYP Executive Director Julie Garreau was a featured speaker during the two-day event. Designed for undergraduate and… Continue Reading

Executive Director Julie Garreau Becomes a 2016 Bush Fellow

This week, the Bush Foundation announced the names of the 24 individuals who will comprise this year’s class of Bush Fellows. The Cheyenne River Youth Project® is proud to announce that its executive director, Julie Garreau, is among their number. Each year, the Bush Foundation seeks Fellowship candidates who have proven records of achievement —… Continue Reading

March Hall of Fame: Wendell Nezzie

March Hall of Fame: Wendell Nezzie

Wendell Nezzie is a valuable member of the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s youth programming staff. He also is a CRYP alumnus. Wendell grew up in a small community called Wicagakapi Sa, or Red Scaffold, in the western part of South Dakota’s remote Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. He became a regular at CRYP’s Cokata Wiconi (Center… Continue Reading

Executive Director Julie Garreau Earns Cordes Fellowship, Will Travel to Mexico in October

CRYP’s executive director, Julie Garreau, has earned a Cordes Fellowship. On October 11-16, she will attend the fellowship’s Opportunity Collaboration in Ixtapa, Mexico, and take part in all delegate sessions. Cordes Fellowships are designed for exceptional social entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders who are engaged in poverty alleviation and economic justice enterprises. The purpose of the… Continue Reading

WANTED: Development Director!

The Cheyenne River Youth Project® is still seeking a development director to join its staff full time. The salaried position will include benefits, with salary dependent on the select candidate’s qualifications, and the position is available immediately. The nearly 27-year-old, not-for-profit youth organization has experienced dramatic growth in recent years. Founded in 1988, CRYP began… Continue Reading

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