This year, the All-America City Awards' spotlight on communities that engage and support vulnerable boys and young men resulted in ten amazing winners! The Award event brought together more than 500 adults and young people from communities across the nation. United by a belief in their community and in the essential work of supporting and engaging vulnerable young people, Mayors, business leaders, City Managers, volunteers, teachers, and students from fourth grade through college came to Denver to learn from one another, connect with other innovative communities and share the story of their work.
In addition to the incredible stories and work of the other finalist communities, participants heard from several powerful keynote speakers including, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, Broderick Johnson, Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary and Chair of the My Brother's Keeper Task Force, and Patrick Corvington, Senior Fellow for the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.
Each community had an opportunity to present the story of their work and their community before a jury of national experts from local government, business, philanthropy, and education. The jury selected 10 winners from among the finalists. This years’ All-America City Award winners are: : Carson, California; Salinas, California; Stockton, California; Tallahassee, Florida; Somerville, Massachusetts; Tupelo, Mississippi; Geneva, New York; Marshall, Texas; Spokane, Washington; and Yakima, Washington.
The All-America City Award event is truly unique – and we’re thrilled to be able to share a short video that captures just some of the energy, excitement and impact of the event. Click here for a short video – The All-America City Experience.
The All-America City Experience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7SKMEWHU9w
2016 All-America City Applicants: We are now on the look-out for communities working to ensure that all children are healthy and supported in school and life. We are looking to identify and celebrate local examples of innovative and effective community problem-solving that recognizes all the factors that influence the success of children and uses all sectors to address those factors. email email@example.com to get an application.