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Awards for April 2009

2009 SES Leadership Award

Fred Cusimano (left) receives the SES (Supplemental Education Services) Leadership Award from Ray Huntington, founder of the Huntington Learning Center.

Photo: The Education Industry Association

For: Psychologists and friends of psychology who have made significant contributions to the understanding of socioeconomic status and the lives and well-being of low-income groups.

By: The Education Industry Association.

Winner: Fred Cusimano, director of federal programs for Baltimore City Public schools, for his efforts to maximize after-school tutoring services to low-income and at-risk students in Baltimore.

Contact: Steve Pines, spines@educationindustry.org, http://www.educationindustry.org.

2009 Lewis Hine Awards

Jasmin Benab

Jasmin Benab

For: Business leaders and individuals in the public eye who have made a positive impact on the welfare of the nation’s children and youth, and/or who have overcome prejudice and discrimination and who, using their public platform, help youth do the same.

By: The National Child Labor Committee.

Winners: Distinguished Service Awards: John McIvor, founder and executive director of Summer on the Hill, Riverdale, N.Y., for his dedication to an after-school enrichment program for public school children grades 2 through 12 from the Bronx and upper Manhattan; Ronald H. Brown Award: Gov. David A. Paterson and first lady Michelle Paige Paterson of New York, for their combined advocacy work; Karen Bass, speaker of the

Karen Bass

Karen Bass

California State Assembly, for her leadership role in California’s foster care system reform.

Other winners: Jasmin Benab, founder and coordinator for Girl Talk at the Latin American Youth Center, Washington, D.C.; Jack Brennan, associate director for the Waiting Child program at Family Focus Adoption Services, Little Neck, N.Y.; Tyrone Green, community youth services sports coordinator at Goodwill Industries of Greater

John McIvor

John McIvor

NY/NJ, Long Island City, N.Y.; Diane Latiker, founder and president of Kids Off the Block, Chicago; Teresa Loving, executive director of SOAR Academy, Spartanburg, S.C.; Darlene Beale-Norris, president and CEO of Leadership and Development of our Youth in Sports, Rex, Ga.; Evelyn Gibson, court-appointed special advocate and mentor for children with CASA of Orange County, Santa Ana, Calif.; David Harmon, volunteer physician at the Bakersfield Homeless Center, Bakersfield, Calif.; Joseph F. Lagana, founder and administrator of the Homeless Children’s Education Fund, Pittsburgh; and Mildred Moore, director of the Scotland Neck Recreation Center,

Tyrone Green

Tyrone Green

Scotland Neck, N.C.

Contact: Joyce Appelman, 516-482-1016, greatappel@aol.com.

2009 Vincent De Francis Award

For: Individuals and organizations who are committed to and have made accomplishments in improving child welfare.

By: The American Humane Association.

Winner: William C. Bell, president and chief executive officer of Casey Family Programs, for his national leadership in child welfare.

Contact: Sonia C. Velazquez, soniav@americanhumane.org, http://www.americanhumane.org/children.

Inclusion Champion Award

Ingrid M. Kanics (left) of Hattie Larlham in Mantua, Ohio, receives the Inclusion Champion award from Rayna Aylward, executive director of the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation.

Photo: Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation

For: Individuals who have made a measurable and sustainable impact in promoting the inclusion of youth with disabilities.

By: Mitsubishi Electric American Foundation.

Winner: Ingrid Kanics, therapy director of Hattie Larlham Inc., Mantua, Ohio, for assisting in developing programs and advocating for the inclusion of kids with disabilities.

 

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