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San Francisco, California

2010 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

San Francisco Bridge the Gap College Prep
Bridge the Gap College Prep
Denni Locke-Brusseau accepts the award from Director Mueller.

Bridge the Gap College Prep provides comprehensive educational support for children in Marin City, with the goal that every Marin City child remains and excels in school, graduates from high school, and completes college.

Since its inception in 1995, Bridge the Gap College Prep has been leading Marin City students to realize academic achievement through its extended learning program, evening tutoring, and other initiatives.

To date, more than 275 children—most living in generational poverty—have improved their academic performance through Bridge the Gap’s programs. By keeping children engaged in academics, Bridge the Gap College Prep programs have prevented many of the city’s most vulnerable children from being lured into violent street gangs, substance/drug abuse, juvenile delinquency, and/or criminal behavior.

Marin City is predominately comprised of minority communities who reside in high-density Section 8 housing. Residents experience high unemployment rates and live in a high-crime area, evidenced by the fact that 65 percent of the total number of calls served by the Marin County Sheriff’s Office resolve to Marin City.

FBI employees regularly volunteer as tutors for the program and have personally experienced the impact Bridge the Gap College Prep programs have on disadvantaged youth.

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FBI Director Recognizes
Distinguished Community Leaders
DCLA 2010

In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters, Director Robert S. Mueller, III recognized the recipients of the 2010 Director’s Community Leadership Award. These leaders, selected by their area FBI field office, have demonstrated outstanding contributions to their local communities through service. The FBI is grateful for the work of each of these individuals and organizations on behalf of their communities.

“Whatever the motivation—an unfilled need, a tragic occurrence, a desire to give back—these are people who make things happen and enlist others in their cause,” said Director Mueller. “They are activists who have earned their prestige through good works.”

Recipients of the 2010 Director’s Community Leadership Award include:

- Albany
- Albuquerque
- Anchorage
- Atlanta
- Baltimore
- Birmingham
- Boston
- Buffalo
- Charlotte
- Chicago
- Cincinnati
- Cleveland
- Columbia
- Dallas
- Denver
- Detroit
- El Paso
- Honolulu
- Houston
- Indianapolis
- Jackson
- Jacksonville
- Kansas City
- Knoxville
- Little Rock
- Los Angeles
- Louisville
- Memphis

- Milwaukee
- Minneapolis
- Mobile
New Haven
- New Orleans
- New York
- Newark
- Norfolk

- Oklahoma City
- Omaha
- Philadelphia
- Phoenix
- Pittsburgh
- Portland
- Richmond
- Sacramento
- Salt Lake City
- San Antonio
- San Diego
- San Francisco
- San Juan
- Seattle
- Springfield
- St. Louis
- Tampa
- Washington Field
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