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    Veronika Scott 2012

    Two years ago, Veronika Scott, then an industrial design major at Detroit’s College for Creative Studies, began working on a class assignment: "Design to fill a need." She spent months at a community shelter, learning about the needs of the homeless men and women she met. In particular, she was struck by the needs of those who preferred sleep...

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    Dan Fenn Awardees ('87-'01)

    Former Recipients of Dan Fenn Award The Dan Fenn Award for Political Leadership was established by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in 1987 to honor a Massachusetts elected official aged 35 years or younger who demonstrated outstanding and effective political leadership in addressing or resolving a public polic...

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    Kica Matos 2005

    When 38-year-old Kica Matos became Executive Director of JUNTA for Progressive Action, she accepted the leadership of the oldest Latino community service organization in New Haven, Connecticut. But prior to her arrival, JUNTA had fallen into disrepair, even as New Haven’s Latino population surged in number and need. In a few short years, Ms. Matos ...

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    Cindy Watson (2004)

    Shortly after she was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 1995, Cindy Watson heard from a group of citizens who complained that waste and stench from area hog farms were causing asthma in children and contaminating water wells with E. coli bacteria. Industrial hog production was her district's biggest business and a huge pa...

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    Sima Samar (2004)

    In 2002, Sima Samar became the first women's affairs minister in Afghanistan's post-Taliban interim government. Prior to her appointment, Samar had dedicated her life to the preservation of basic rights for women and girls in Afghanistan. She fled her country in 1984 during the Soviet ocupation and moved to the border town of Quetta, Pakistan, wher...

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    The American Ireland Fund

    The American Ireland Fund helps people in need by supporting worthy and innovative projects in both Ireland and the U.S.

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    Rebecca Onie 2009

    At the age of 19, Rebecca Onie founded Project HEALTH, a non-profit health agency that seeks to break the link between poverty and poor health. As a volunteer in a pediatric clinic at Boston Medical Center, Onie found that many patients returned to the clinic with recurring illnesses stemming from poor living conditions, inadequate diets, and other...

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    Courageous Response to Hurricane Katrina Earns 2007 JFK Profile in Courage Award (March 12, 2007)
    0/12/2007

    Boston MA – Two public servants who took extraordinary risks and exemplified the best in political leadership to meet the needs of communities affected by Hurricane Katrina were today named the recipients of the 2007 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.™

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    Public Notice: Retricted Access to Kennedy Library Archive Collection through December 2011 (April 27, 2011)
    0/27/2011

    Due to the need to update its archival storage areas, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library will provide restricted access to its textual archival collections starting in late summer. During that time period, currently estimated to last at least through January 2012, only a select number of collections will be physically available to research...

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    Hawaii Congresswoman and Crowd-Funding Pioneer to Receive 2013 John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards
    11/12/2013

    Boston, MA – Congresswomen Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), one of the first two female combat veterans to serve in the U.S. Congress and an emerging leader on veterans’ issues, and Charles Best, Founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org, a pioneering online charity that connects individual donors with public school teachers to meet classroom teaching n...

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