“A giant of a judge”
The Brieant Youth Alliance, named after the late Ossining resident Charles L. Brieant, a former Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, was established in recognition of his deep love and admiration for children. Judge Charles L. Brieant knew the importance of learning and played an instrumental role in developing a center where learning was made possible through active partnerships with the greater Ossining Public Schools, Communities That Care, Ossining Chamber of Commerce and working with kids that are incarcerated in the Westchester community.
While several elements of this strategic plan addressed immediate needs, the overall plan was designed to ensure that the BYA was prepared for challenges, growth and what comes next.
The BYA understands that in today’s environment that our organizations’ reach needed to expand and that the programs that were implemented needed to be taken to the next level. This meant making plans for staffing, new program material, new instructors, additional board members, and more fund raising and grants writing in order to deliver critical programs so that the organization can be as successful as possible.
Mrs. Virginia Warfield Brieant
It is with great sadness that the Board of the Brieant Youth Alliance shares the news of the passing of Mrs. Virginia Brieant.
Mrs. Brieant was the mother of our Board Interim President, Charles L. Brieant III and wife of the late Judge Charles L. Brieant, Jr. a former chief judge of the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York. The Brieant Youth Alliance (BYA), a non-profit 501( C)(3) organization, formerly known as the Charles L. Brieant Center, was established in recognition of the Judge’s concern for children of all socio-economic levels (especially at risk youth) and the importance that life-long learning played in their lives. Norman Fulton, Executive Director Emeritus, founded the non-profit organization in 2009 Judge Brieant’s honor.
After the death of Judge Brieant in 2008, Mrs. Brieant was the force behind the continued development of the Brieant Youth Alliance and has been a big supporter throughout the years. She loved the work and the contributions that the BYA provided to the community schools. Through active partnerships with the Ossining Public Schools and financial support from communities in Westchester County, unique after-school programs were developed and provided free of charge to the schools. Her wisdom and support will truly be missed.
The Brieant Youth Alliance Board of Directors
Immediate Past Executive Director and Founder
Through enquiry, analysis and execution, David works with clients to identify opportunities for improvement, assess resources to leverage those opportunities and implement a plan of action to reach their full potential. Working side-by-side with clients both large and small, profit or nonprofit, David develops a deep understanding of their organizations and what is needed to help them move forward with innovation, focus and deliberate speed.
Diane Magri, Executive Director
Charles Brieant, III, Interim President
Diane Jesion-Adams, Treasurer
Norman Fulton, Executive Director, Emeritus
Susan Brooks O’Rourke
John C. Van Steen
The Brieant Youth Alliance is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization