The Center for Nonprofit Advancement and The Washington Post today announce Young Playwrights’ Theater is the 2014 recipient of The Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management a program of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement. In its 20th year of competition, The Post Award recognizes outstanding achievement in nonprofit management for a Washington-area nonprofit organization.

As the winner, Young Playwrights’ Theater receives a $10,000 grant. The remaining two finalists, The Reading Connection and Transitional Housing Corporation, each receive honorable mention awards and a $2,500 grant.

“The Washington Post congratulates Young Playwrights’ Theater on receiving the 2014 award. Their excellence in management practices not only benefits their students and stakeholders, but helps provide a framework from which other nonprofits can learn and benefit,” said Steve Hills, President and General Manager of The Washington Post. “The Post is proud to support an award that for the past 20 years has provided valuable best practices for the D.C. nonprofit community.”

Young Playwrights’ Theater of Washington, DC provides young people with the opportunity to realize the power and value of their own voices by involving them in a high-quality artistic process where they feel simultaneously respected and challenged, and by engaging professional theater artists in producing student plays for the community.

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