Hour Children Wins the 2017 Renewal Award for Youth Empowerment!
Hour Children was honored on March 30th with a national award and a $20,000 grant for our work reuniting families impacted by incarceration. Sister Tesa accepted the award at an event in Washington, D.C. convened by The Atlantic and Allstate.
In the photo at right, Sister Tesa accepts the Renewal Award for Youth Empowerment from (at left) Dave Prendergast, President, Eastern Territory for Allstate, and Ron Brownstein, Senior Editor at The Atlantic.
The second annual Renewal Awards seek to illuminate grassroots solutions to challenges faced by communities around the country. The Awards are related to The Renewal Project, The Atlantic‘s broader partnership with Allstate that spotlights local innovation.
The final decision was made by a panel of experts convened by the Atlantic and Allstate. Earlier segments of the competition were based on Hour Children’s evaluation at Charity Navigator, our status at Guidestar, and a public on-line vote.
It is especially rewarding to be honored for our efforts in working with young people. It is also encouraging that through publicity surrounding this award, more people will learn about issues facing the children of incarcerated parents and their mothers.
We thank all of you who voted for us in the on-line phase of the competition, and we are ever mindful that our success in empowering young people stems from the efforts of our many supporters, volunteers (especially our mentors) and our dedicated mothers!
The grant funds will be used to expand our programs for children.
Hour Children is honored to be recognized as a 4-Star Charity by Charity Navigator,
and a Platinum Level Charity by Guidestar.