Community Partnership Celebration 2017 Awards

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Join Us On Monday, November 6
At Our 4th Annual Community
Partnership Celebration
To Honor Those Who
Exemplify Our Core Values!

Each year we select four groups or individuals who have exemplified our core values in the previous year and honor them at our celebration. This year's award winners are:

 
MAYOR CHOKWE ANTAR LUMUMBA
AND FIRST LADY EBONY LUMUMBA
THE HELEN REDDY JOHNSON
MEMORIAL AWARD for
VALUING EVERY CHILD AND FAMILY
 
Our core value of Valuing Every Child and Family states: "We will not judge or blame you, and we will stand with you if you feel judged or blamed by others."

The Lumumba's willingness to be spokespersons for our infant and early childhood mental health awareness campaign and to work in partnership with families of young children to make sure the messages are supportive and responsive reflects not only this core value, but also their core commitment to citizen-driven government.

They also continue the work and legacy that the mayor's father, the late Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, began with the families of young children in Jackson.

THE FAMILY RUN EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS LEADERSHIP ASSOCIATION
(FREDLA)
THE RUSTY TURNER MEMORIAL
AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

Our core value of Excellence states: "We hold ourselves to the highest standards in what we do. We expect the systems that serve our children to do the same."
 
FREDLA's training materials, online learning communities and wise and thoughtful Technical Assistance, all based on the best practices for this work, have helped families in Mississippi grow into new leadership roles and mentor and encourage even more families.
 
THE MISSISSIPPI
WRAPAROUND INSTITUTE
PARTNERSHIP

Our core value of Partnership states: "We will work in partnership with you and whoever you tell us is important to your family."

The Mississippi Wraparound Institute has consistently demonstrated a commitment to partner with families and the people who are important to them and has also partnered with Families as Allies to identify ways to make Wrapround work better for families. We appreciate working with the institute to reach out to families, learn about how they experience Wraparound and partner with them to make it more responsive.

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER
ACCOUNTABILITY
 
Our core value of Accountability states: "We will be open and honest with you about our organization and help you get information from the systems that serve your child."

The Clarion-Ledger's two-year journey to make the Technical Assistance Collaborative's reports public and subsequent reporting made it possible for families, adults with serious mental Illness, and all other interested stakeholders to read for themselves how our system was assessed and the expert recommendations that were made. 

That same information could serve as the basis for us all to work together to make our system as responsive as possible. 
 
Join us in thanking our many generous sponsors: Regions Bank, Magnolia Health, Southern Poverty Law Center, the Mississippi Psychiatric Association, Profit Smart LLC, Hapax Creative, Atlas Communications, Carson Law Group, Tatum and Wade PLLC, ACLU of Mississippi, Region 9 Behavioral Health, Canopy Children's Solutions, Lotus Place Counseling, Rachel and Andrew Canter, Joy Hogge and Howard Roffwarg, and Jayne Buttross.

Please contact Joy Hogge if you would like to become a sponsor.

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  • commented 2017-11-01 13:43:53 -0500
    I look forward to sharing in this year’s event. I am so excited that the Mayor and First Lady Lumumba are the recipients HRJ Valuing Every Child Award!! I would love to bring several of my young people. We missed the opportunity to meet the First Family when we saw them at Rep Robert Clark’s 50th Election Memorial Celebration so you know how much I am looking forward to this year. Helen is pleased with your selection!! Much love and please don’t hesitate to let us know up here at Nollie Jenkins Family Center how we can help…Peace, we will see you on Monday evening. Ellen
  • published this page in Current Events 2017-10-18 07:03:56 -0500

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