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2011 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

Baltimore Allen “Duffy” Samuels

Baltimore field office Director’s Community Leadership Award 2011

The Baltimore Division is pleased to honor former Harlem Globetrotter Allen “Duffy” Samuels, who established Duffy’s HOPE, Inc., to serve at-risk youth in Wilmington, Delaware.

His work with HOPE (Helping Our Young People to Excel) includes providing mentoring, prevention, intervention, social enrichment, and academic support to local youth. The program, which is run by volunteers, encourages parental involvement by cultivating family participation in school, sports, and community activities.

Mr. Samuels works to provide a safe haven for teens that live in at-risk neighborhoods with high crime rates. Students involved in the program are exposed to weekly information sessions about life skills, etiquette, safe relationships, conflict resolution, healthy lifestyles, and anger management.

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FBI Director Recognizes
Distinguished Community Leaders
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In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters, Director Robert S. Mueller, III recognized the recipients of the 2011 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 2011 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
- Las Vegas
- 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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