Yleana Leadership Academy Operating Grant FY23

The FY23 State Budget includes an operating grant to Yleana Leadership Foundation. Yleana Leadership Academy, a non-profit organization serving minority and low-income students in Baltimore, Maryland. The Yleana Leadership Academy model of support harnesses the power of human connection, building durable networks of resources and community-based volunteers to support mentorship programs; with the aim of improving educational outcomes, economic, and career readiness outcomes. The YLA model of mentorship and support for students has a proven track record of success, with higher graduation rates, higher SAT scores, transition to postsecondary, and postsecondary completion rates.

Customer Service Support Session

The MSDE will provide customer service support to Yleana Leadership Academy regarding the completion of the application on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. During this session, MSDE personnel will provide an overview of the grant funding, the requirements, and the application process.


If you have questions about the application or the process, please contact the Program Monitor:

Program Contact 
Stephanie Cochran
Program Manager
Office of Grants Administration and Compliance
Maryland State Department of Education
410-767-0533 (Office)

A list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) and answers will be posted to the MSDE website following customer service support sessions. 

When will the application be open?

September 30, 2022

Application Submission Date:

Deadline October 31, 2022, No later than 5:00 p.m. EST