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2011 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

Minneapolis PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center

Minneapolis field office Director’s Community Leadership Award 2011

Paula Goldberg accepts the award on behalf of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.

The Minneapolis Division is pleased to honor PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, a program created to help prevent bullying of special needs children.

The PACER Center is a non-profit organization that provides training and information to families with children with disabilities from birth to age 21. The PACER Center offers workshops, publications, and resources to help families determine the best educational, vocational, and employment options for their children. The program offers free, creative, and interactive resources on the Internet.

In 2000, staff at the center noticed an increase in bullying incidents and developed a curriculum and materials that they distributed to 100 parent centers nationwide. In 2006, they launched “Kids Against Bullying,” an interactive website for students that focuses on bullying education, awareness, and prevention. In 2009, they created “Teens Against Bullying,” a website for teens to learn how to report and help stop bullying in schools.

As a part of its efforts to combat the growing cycle of bullying, the PACER Center has also initiated and launched National Bullying Prevention Month, held in October.

In 2010, the organization received more than 820,000 visitors to the National Bullying Prevention Center’s website. PACER plans to continue creating bullying prevention resources.


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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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