Awards for July-August 2003

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Community Health Leadership Program

For: Providing unique services to those most in need in the areas of adolescent obesity, prenatal care for the homeless and anger management for the working poor; 11 recipients each receive $120,000.

By: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Winners Include: Arnell Hinkle, executive director of the California Adolescent Nutrition and Fitness Program in Berkeley; Nina Lomely-Baker, director of family services for the Wichita-based Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas; and Guadalupe Sanchez de Otero, director of the Andrew Sanchez Memorial Youth Center in Columbus, N.M.

Deadline: For next year is Sept. 22.

Contact: (301) 656-0348,

John W. Gardner Award

For: A lifelong commitment to the study of philanthropy; winner receives $10,000.

By: Independent Sector.

Winner: Robert Payton, a co-founder and director of the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.

Contact: (202) 467-6100,

Gloria Award for the Young Woman of Vision

For: Outstanding and visionary contributions by a young woman; winner receives a $2,000 scholarship.

By: Ms. Foundation.

Winner: Brenda Ramirez, a teen staff member at the Young Women’s Project, a D.C.-based multicultural organization that helps build and support female teen leaders.

Contact: (212) 742-2300,

Fellowship for Students of Color Entering the Teaching Profession

For: Outstanding minority students entering the education field; fellows each receive $22,100.

Winners: 25 recently named.

By: Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

Contact: (212) 812-4224,

Media Awards

The National Mental Health Association announced winners of its 2002 media awards in June. Following are the association’s descriptions of winners of youth-related stories.

It’s a Crime: How America’s Mentally Ill Teens Are Trapped in Juvenile Lockups

Steve Twedt, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A series that takes a hard look at America’s juvenile justice system and a model program to help kids in crisis. Winner, newspapers with a circulation of more than 100,000.

Youth at Risk

Eric Newhouse, Great Falls Tribune (Mont.)

An in-depth series that brings to light issues surrounding kids with mental illness in Montana. Winner, newspapers with a circulation of less than 100,000.

Crashing Hard Into Adulthood

Gail Fisher, Los Angeles Times

A compelling photographic essay documenting the lives of three young adults after they left the foster care system. Winner, photojournalism.