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5/30/2012

ProLiteracy President and CEO Receives Outstanding Community Partner Award

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ProLiteracy President and CEO Receives Outstanding Community Partner Award

The P.E.A.C.E. Westside Family Resource Center is honoring ProLiteracy’s President and CEO David C. Harvey with the Outstanding Community Partner Award on June 2 at the 2012 Black Tie Masquerade Ball. The event will be held at Drumlins Country Club and will include live and silent auctions, music, and dinner.

“I am honored to receive the Outstanding Community Partner Award from the P.E.A.C.E. Westside Family Resource Center,” said Harvey. “P.E.A.C.E. does outstanding work in the local community, and on behalf of ProLiteracy, I am proud to accept this award for our community engagement, which we believe is critical to achieving our goal of reducing low adult literacy.”

Other award recipients at the event include Obdulia Gil-Polledo, Community Service Award; Stephan Mahan, Champion for Children Award; Marilyn Higgins, Angel of the Year; and Leah Tucker, Youth of the Year.

The P.E.A.C.E. Westside Family Resource Center works to help people in the community realize their potential for becoming self-sufficient. Specifically, the Westside Family Resource Center provides young adults with the resources and tools needed to succeed. P.E.A.C.E. believes in the strength of the human spirit and is dedicated to changing lives by teaching people how to help themselves and support those around them.

Since joining ProLiteracy in 2007, Harvey has expanded the organization’s advocacy presence in Washington, D.C., and has created new foundation, corporate, and federal funding partnerships. Harvey recently joined the boards of the United States Commission for UNESCO, The Basic Education Coalition, and the Syracuse Rotary Club. Internationally, he has represented ProLiteracy at the World Literacy Summit in Oxford, England and at UNESCO’s Sixth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI) in Brazil. Harvey has partnered with P.E.A.C.E. to host youth served by the agency at his home in Washington, DC and through organizing education events, including a visit to Howard University.

For more information, contact Amy Schmitz, director of communications, at aschmitz@proliteracy.org or (315) 214-2580.

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