Laura Bush presents Alicia Guadalupe Montero Perez, center left, and Ingrid Janet Noh Canto, center right, both of La Chacara Children’s Cultural Center, with a Coming Up Taller Award at the White House.
Photo: Office of the First Lady
Coming Up Taller Awards
For: Groups that teach U.S. or Mexican youth about arts and humanities.
By: President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.
Winners include: La Chacara Children’s Cultural Center in Campeche, Mexico for arts, crafts, dance and music instruction; Starfish Academy, a literacy program of the YMCA of Greater Charlotte, N.C.; Studioworks, a Communities in Schools program in Newark, N.J., that offers visual and performing arts training and employment; and the Tlingit Language and Culture Program in Haines, Alaska, for teaching the language, culture, art and history of the native people of the Chilkat Valley.
Contact: (202) 682-5409, http://www.cominguptaller.org.
National Network for Youth Annual Awards
For: Championing the needs of runaway, homeless, and other disconnected youth through advocacy, innovation and community services.
By: National Network for Youth.
Winners include: Agency of the Year – Oasis Center, Nashville, Tenn.; Lifetime Achievement – Deborah Shore, Sasha Bruce Youthwork, Washington; Golden Pen Media Award Winner – Chris “Kaze” Rolle, Art Start, New York City; and Executive Leadership – Sparky Harlan, Bill Wilson Center, Santa Clara, Calif.
Contact: (202) 783-7949, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Campus Kitchen Project Nopalitos Innovation Award
For: Demonstrated innovation in programming, sustainability, and/or student development in Campus Kitchen Project activities.
By: The Campus Kitchen Project.
Winner: Brian Larkin, Campus Kitchen coordinator at Gonzaga College High School in Washington, for developing and maintaining a blog that chronicles the Campus Kitchen’s activities.