On Wednesday, May 2nd, the South Florida Strong Women, Strong Girls team was awarded with the prestigious NOVO Award by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce! The NOVO Awards, selected by the Nonprofit Business Committee Awards Task Force, are presented for innovative excellence in the not-for-profit business sector in the delivery of services in the Greater Miami community. They are given out in two categories: nonprofits with a budget of $2 million and above, and those with a budget of less than $2million. SWSG was recognized in the under-$2 million category for its innovative model of engaging college women as mentors to elementary-school girls.
The recipients were announced Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Trustees Luncheon. The awards were presented by Sam Tidwell, CEO of American Red Cross, South Florida Region and MDCPS Superintendent Alberto Carvalho. SWSG South Florida Executive Director Rhea Beck and Program Manager Adele Coble were at the ceremony to accept the award and be recognized for their outstanding work empowering girls in the South Florid community!