Charlene A. Curruthers, National Director, Black Youth Project 100

YWCA USA Women of Distinction Awards Gala 2017

YWCA USA recognized and celebrated the legacy of Dr. Dorothy I. Height by honoring this phenomenal woman whose contributions have had a national impact on racial justice. 

Charlene A. Curruthers is the national director of the Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100), an activist member-led organization of Black 18 to 35-year-olds dedicated to creating justice and freedom for all Black people. Her passion for developing young leaders to build capacity within marginalized communities has led her to work on immigrant rights, economic justice, and civil rights campaigns nationwide.