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Tampa Community Outreach Winner

2010 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

Tampa Travis Terrell Gabriel
Travis Terrell Gabriel

Travis Terrell Gabriel, Safe Coordinator with Orange County Schools, works as a positive role model to at-risk youth. Six years ago, he started Modeling Alternatives to Negative and Undesirable Perceptions, or M.A.N. U.P., which is used by the State Attorney’s Office as a diversion program, allowing first-time offenders a chance to avoid formal prosecution if diversion requirements are successfully completed.

The six-week program for at-risk males teaches young men values including discipline, respect, motivation, honesty, and becoming positive assets to society.

Growing up in a high-crime, poverty-stricken area of Miami, Mr. Gabriel was raised by a single mother who died a day after his 16th birthday in connection with alcoholism and domestic violence. In 2003, Mr. Gabriel graduated from the University of Central Florida and made it his priority to positively influence at-risk young males.

To date, Mr. Gabriel has educated more than 400 young men and has an estimated 80 percent success rate of keeping participants from re-entering the juvenile system. He receives no financial compensation for running the program.

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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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