Awards for May 2010

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Gladys Marinelli Coccia Award
By: Youth Service America.
For: Young female social entrepreneurs who have demonstrated success with their pro-social initiatives.
Winners: Tara Adiseshan, Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif., and Berni Barta, Harvard-Westlake School, North Hollywood, Calif.
Contact: (202) 296-2992,

Chase Community Giving Award
For: 501(c)(3) charities and nonprofit organizations with operating budgets of less than $10 million.
By: JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Winner: Atlas Service Corps Inc., Washington, D.C., for its efforts in helping to facilitate international cooperation among citizens.

2010 Catherine Hershey National Residential Education Awards
By: The Coalition for Residential Education (CORE), sponsored by the Milton Hershey School.
For: Outstanding staff members, student, and supporters whose contributions exemplify the essence of residential education: affording economically and socially disadvantaged youth opportunities to help them navigate a solid course in career, relationships and life.
Winners: Student of the Year: Josh Mayers, Glenwood School for Boys and Girls, St. Charles, Ill.; Residential Educators of the Year: Phil and Mae Smith, Methodist Children’s Home, Waco, Texas; Administrator of the Year: Dr. Phyllis Crain, the Crossnore School, Crossnore, N.C.; Residential Supervisor of the Year: Maura Fitzgerald-West, Glenwood School for Boys and Girls, St. Charles, Ill.; Alumni of the Year: John Beheler, St. Joseph’s Indian School, Chamberlain, S.D., and Myron McCurdy, Milton Hershey School, Hershey, Pa.; Trustees of the Year: Chuck and Shirley Rollason, Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, in several locations in Florida.
Contact: Kirsten Osmani, 301-656-6101,

2010 Harris Wofford Awards
By: Youth Service America, State Farm Insurance Co.
For: Youths, organizations, media and public officials for their extraordinary achievements toward fulfilling Sen.Wofford’s vision of “making service the common expectation and the common experience of every young person on America.”
Winners: Youth: Grace Li, co-founder of We Care Act; Organization: People to People International.
Contact: (202) 296-2992,

“That’s Not Cool” National Callout Card Contest
By: Family Violence Prevention Fund, National Football League Players Association.
For: A teen who produces the most creative message in “teen speak” that raises awareness about preventing digital dating abuse.
Winner: Lara Beck, Washington High School, Massillon, Ohio.
Contact: Luci Manning, (202) 371-1999; Jilane Rodgers (202) 255-5874.