Hands-on leadership enhancement workshops after school and during the summer. Fellows build life management skills, global awareness, and social/political activism skills.
Mourning the loss of ECYP Founder Congressman Elijah Cummings:
October 17, 2019
Today we grieve the loss of our founder, great leader and friend Congressman Elijah Cummings. He was a champion of the city he loved and was a faithful leader for our state and nation. More than 20 years ago, Congressman Cummings joined with Jewish and African-American leaders and the Baltimore Jewish Council to create the Elijah Cummings Youth Program in Israel (ECYP), a non-profit organization that prepares high school students in Maryland’s 7th district to become future leaders. Through the program, he touched the lives of many young people. The Congressman would regularly remind us that “our children are the living messages we send to a future we will never see.” His work consistently reflected that belief. We are honored to have had the opportunity to work so closely with Congressman Cummings on this initiative, and vow to ensure that ECYP continues in his memory.
We extend our deepest condolences to all of the family, friends and colleagues of Congressman Cummings. Our community lost a leader this morning. May his memory be a blessing.
"Israel changed my life...an eye-opening, inspirational, and physically-demanding journey that I am truly grateful to have had."