Awards for July-August 2010

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Honor Award for Program Excellence in Health and Life Skills

For: Programs that help young people develop the capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their well-being and help them set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults.

By: Boys & Girls Club of America, MetLife Foundation.

Winner: The Children’s Aid Society, for Youthmarkets, which are green markets run by youths to bring fresh, local and healthful produce into schools.

Contact: Ellen Lubell (212) 949-4938,

42nd Annual RFK Journalism Award

For: Extraordinary examples of journalism that examine the causes, conditions, and remedies of injustice, as taught by the life and work of Robert F. Kennedy.

By: The Children’s Aid Society.

Winner: Miguelina Diaz, Amon Frazier and Keith Tingman, for the “This is the South Bronx” series for New York Public Radio, New York.

Contact: Ellen Lubell (212) 949-4938,

2010 Champions of Health Professions Diversity

For: Health professionals committed to increasing California’s health care workforce and its diversity.

By: The California Wellness Foundation.

Winners: Sandra P. Daley, associate chancellor of the University of California at San Diego; Ronald D. Garcia, assistant dean for minority affairs at Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.; Jeffrey S. Oxendine, associate dean of public health practice, University of California, Berkeley.


NCLR-Best Buy Emerging Latino Leaders Scholarship

For: Latino high school seniors who share their leadership experiences through leadership training, civic engagement and community service.

By: National Council of La Raza, Best Buy Children’s Foundation.

Winners: Natalia Alvarez, San Diego; Maruytania Lagunas, Indianapolis; Alejandro Lopez, Dallas; Jennyfer Rodriguez, Los Angeles; Claudette Enriquez, Solana, Calif.

Contact: (202) 785-1670,,