This past Thursday, I shook the hands of heroes.
Since 2007, Communities In Schools has recognized site coordinators who demonstrate an unwavering commitment to students most in need of integrated services with the Unsung Heroes Award. And last Thursday, the 2012 award recipients came to Arlington, Va., to be honored at our Leadership Town Hall. These five site coordinators represented affiliates from across the nation, from rural Washington to the tough streets of Chicago. More importantly, they represented the 4,900 full-time staff and nearly 50,000 volunteers who work tirelessly each day to ensure that the 1.26 million students they serve get the necessary resources to stay in school and achieve in life.
Meeting this year’s Unsung Heroes was an honor. What many of us consider to be amazing feats of strength and power – working around the clock to get children everything from food to academic support to translation services, is just another day in the life for them. They may not wear capes or fly, but these site coordinators are true heroes to the children and the families they serve.
Learn more about this year’s Unsung Heroes Award recipients on our website, and please join me in congratulating them on this wonderful honor!