Awards for October 2002

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PEPNet ’02 Awards

For: The nation’s most inspiring youth employment and development programs.
By: The National Youth Employment Coalition.
Winners include: Denison Job Corps Center, Iowa; Larkin Street Youth Services HIRE UP Program, San Francisco; Our Piece of the Pie, Hartford, Conn.; and YouthBuild, Rockford, Ill.
Contact: (202) 659-1064,

Jane Addams Distinguished Leadership Award

For: A person who has demonstrated a passion for service to low-income and disadvantaged families.
By: United Neighborhood Centers of America.
Winner: Douglas W. Nelson, president of the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Contact: (216) 391-3028,

Rama Ramanathan Commitment to Service Award

For: Recognition of efforts supporting the work of Rama Ramanathan, a former Casey Family Programs executive who launched the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative.
By: Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative.
Winner: Scott Ackerson, a youth transition worker for Casey Family Programs in San Antonio, Texas.
Contact: (314) 863-7000,

Robert F. Allen Symbol of H.O.P.E. Award

For: An individual who makes an outstanding contribution to serving the health promotion needs of underserved populations.
By: American Journal of Health Promotion.
Winner: Judith Elise Rosenberg, originator of the Support Action Team (SAT) model. As a result of the award, The California Wellness and W.K. Kellogg foundations contributed a total of $660,000 to the John Muir/Mt. Diablo Health Services, whose Monument Community Partnership in Concord, Calif., uses Rosenberg’s model. The partnership includes a neighborhood action team dealing with youth issues.
Contact: AJHP, (248) 682-0707,