JFSA’s Horvitz YouthAbility Recognized With Community Award

January 12, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Jewish Family Service Association is proud to announce its Horvitz YouthAbility program is a recipient of the 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award in the Organization category. The award is presented by The Cleveland Orchestra and Greater Cleveland Partnership, in cooperation with the City of Cleveland to an individual, business or organization and youth who have positively impacted the community in the spirit of the teachings and example of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Horvitz YouthAbility program serves disabled and at-risk youth, ages 16-24 by engaging them in volunteerism. Each year, more than 300 YouthAbility participants contribute close to 8,500 hours of community service. Examples of YouthAbility volunteer projects include building a trail in the Cleveland Metroparks, serving lunches to children at the Harvard Community Center and sorting donations for the greater Cleveland homeless population. YouthAbility truly embodies Dr. King’s philosophy of “Everybody can be great because everybody can serve.” A principal of a school for at-risk youth once said “Through YouthAbility, our kids go from being community outcasts to becoming community heroes.” YouthAbility will receive the award at the 32nd Annual MLK Celebration Concert by The Cleveland Orchestra Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 7:00 pm at Severance Hall. The awards are presented on the main stage at the beginning of the orchestra concert. All of the proceedings will be broadcast live on WCLV 104.9-FM.

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