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2013 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

Baltimore The Latin American Community Center

Director Comey and Rafael Castro

Rafael Castro accepts the award on behalf of the Latin American Community Center.
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The Baltimore Division honors the Latin American Community Center (LACC)—Delaware’s only full-service social services agency)—for focusing on the needs of the state’s growing Latino population. The LACC offers more than 20 programs dedicated to the healthy development and education of children, youth, and their families. Accepting the award on behalf of the organization is Rafael Castro.

Since 1969, the LACCa community-based agency located in the city of Wilmington’s Hilltop neighborhoodprovides resources and programs for more than 25,000 Latinos and their families each year. The Project PACT (Prevention of Alcohol Consumption in My Teens) program is designed to develop leadership skills as well as provide prevention instructions on alcohol abuse, drug usage, crime, and physical and mental health issues. This is made possible through a combination of storytelling and art projects that help youth make beneficial life choices. Other assistance offered includes education programs for all ages, crime victim services, workforce development classes, family self-sufficiency resources, and helping to ensure that families are living in healthy homes.


FBI Director Recognizes
Distinguished Community Leaders
Director’s Community Leadership Awards

In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters on April 4, 2014, Director James B. Comey recognized the recipients of the 2013 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.

“This year’s honorees have distinguished themselves in remarkable ways through their hard work, their leadership, and their strength of character,” said Director Comey. “They are ordinary citizens, but what they have accomplished is nothing short of extraordinary.”

Recipients of the 2013 Director’s Community Leadership Award are:

- 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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