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2011 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

Los Angeles I Have a Dream Foundation

Los Angeles field office Director’s Community Leadership Award 2011

Richard Wolf accepts the award on behalf of the I Have a Dream Foundation.

The Los Angeles Division is pleased to honor the I Have a Dream Foundation for using education to deter students from participating in crime, drugs, gangs, and violence.

Annually, the I Have a Dream Foundation selects an entire first, second, or third grade class from an underperforming school and makes a commitment to support those students until they graduate from high school.

In 2010 in Pasadena, the foundation celebrated the high school graduation of their first group of students. More than 80 percent of those students graduated, and 35 of them are enrolled in college.

By serving as positive adult role models, foundation volunteers encourage students to avoid gangs, substance abuse, dating violence, and teen pregnancy. Many of the students are the first in their families to graduate from high school or go to college. Through the support of volunteers, students learn that by graduating from high school, they more than double their lifetime earning potential and become a positive role model for younger siblings.

FBI Los Angeles has partnered with the I Have a Dream Foundation to organize a Junior Community Relations Executive Seminar and FBI mentorship program.


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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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