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2012 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

Baltimore Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation

Anchorage field office Director’s Community Leadership Award 2011

President and Executive Director Steve Salem accepts the award on behalf of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation.

The Baltimore Division is pleased to honor the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation as a recipient of the 2012 Director’s Community Leadership Award.

The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, established in 2001 by members of the Ripken family in memory of their patriarch, uses the games of baseball and softball to teach disadvantaged youth perseverance, loyalty, nutrition, hard work, and leadership. Several programs have been developed to help at-risk youth, including Badges for Baseball, a community crime prevention initiative operated in conjunction with the United States Department of Justice that enhances the relationship between law enforcement—including the Baltimore FBI—and youth in communities nationwide through baseball.

On the baseball field, law enforcement officers become coaches, teaching important lessons about teamwork, communication, respect, and leadership. Off the field, the foundation teams up with law enforcement to work on makeover projects for Boys and Girls Club facilities. The foundation also partners with communities to create Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation Youth Development Parks. The multipurpose, synthetic turf, low-maintenance parks are designed to provide a safe, recreational, and educational experience for at-risk children.

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FBI Director Recognizes
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In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters, Director Robert S. Mueller, III recognized the recipients of the 2012 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 2012 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
- 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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