Willowbrook Middle School – #VoicesofJAF

July 25, 2016 by
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 16:  Attendees and award winners are seen at the Jefferson Awards Foundation 2016 National Ceremony on June 16, 2016 in Washington City.  (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for Jefferson Awards Foundation)

“When I tell people from California that I am from Compton, they immediately think ‘poor, gangs, and not the best.’ However, Students In Action has allowed us to show that it doesn’t matter where you come from and you can still excel from it. And now we can change the way people think of Compton” […]

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Priscilla Puente – #VoicesofJAF

July 22, 2016 by

“I hope this honor helps shine a light on the important work of Bridge Over Troubled Water, whose mission is really the same as our mission as a union. They want to break the cycle of domestic violence, and we’re actually helping do that by helping people help themselves. We’ve shown that if you give […]

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Justin Phillips – #VoicesofJAF

July 21, 2016 by

I feel blessed to have this opportunity to save another family from the experience I had and to voice that addiction can be treated like the chronic disease it is. Justin Phillips has dedicated her life to the memory of her son Aaron, who died at the age of 20 after battling heroin addiction. She founded […]

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