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Winston-Salem Urban League named organization of the year by the Winston-Salem Chronicle
On Saturday, April 23 at its 31st annual community service awards banquet, the Winston-Salem Chronicle presented the Organization of the Year Award to the Winston-Salem Urban League. The Chronicle, established in 1974, is Winston-Salem’s oldest community newspaper. The Chronicle focuses on positive news in Winston-Salem and surrounding area.
Over the past year, the Urban League board of directors, chaired by Evelyn Acree has overseen important program and financial reforms and hired a new CEO, James Perry. During Acree’s term, the Urban League has led the largest senior employment program in North Carolina, serving more than 200 seniors across 18 counties. The Urban League’s Summer Youth Employment Program, working in partnership with the City of Winston-Salem achieved maximum enrollment last summer, putting approximately 100 low-income high school students to work. The Urban League’s POSSE program, works employs ex-offenders to educate about and test for sexually transmitted diseases. The program has tested hundreds of at risk residents in Winston-Salem each year.
James Perry, the Winston-Salem Urban League CEO remarked, “Evelyn is visionary. Her eyes focus exclusively on success. This award is a testament to her leadership, the board’s commitment and the staff’s hard work. We are humbled by the Chronicle’s recognition.”
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