Keystone SMILES Community Learning Center, Inc. Awards

 

Awards

 

     2010 MARC NAHRO Outstanding Achievement Award in conjunction with Mercer County Housing Authority, 2010

     National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials Award (NAHRO Award) in conjunction with Mercer County Housing Authority, 2010

     Venango Training and Development Corporation Outstanding Community Partner, 2008-2009

     2007 Spirit of Service National Service Award Finalist– Staff Member Liborio Hansford

     NWPA WIA Youth System Community Partner of the Year 2007

     PA Safe Kids Community Outreach Award 2007

     Featured as 1 of 51 of the “Most Innovative AmeriCorps programs in the United States by Innovations in Civic Participation Northwest 2005

     Northwest PA Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth System Community Partner of the Year, 2004

     National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials Award (NAHRO Award) in conjunction with Mercer County Housing Authority, 2004

     Approved to receive funds through the Educational Tax Credit program, 2002-3

     Board Member, John Altadonna, named Zambelli International Volunteer of the Year, November 2002

     Approved Private Provider through the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Effective April 2002

     Chosen Best in Parade by Clarion’s Autumn Leaf Festival, 2001, 2002, 2003

     Clarion Summer SMILES Drum and Bugle Corps Show named Drum Corps International’s 2001 Division II/III Contest of the Year

     Awarded the Clarion Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Business Award, Community Service Division, 2000

     Awarded the Keystone Service Coalition Award for Excellence in Collaboration, 1999

     Executive Director chosen for Humanitarian Service Award for Distinguished Alumni, Clarion University, 1998

     Chosen as a VISTA Leaders site, 1998-99, 1999-0, 2000-1, 2001-2

     Chosen as an AmeriCorps Leader site, 1995-6, 1996-7, 1997-8, 2000-1

     Outstanding AmeriCorps*State program in Pennsylvania, 1996

     One of 50 runners-up nationwide in Community Solutions for Education Contest sponsored by USA Today, 1996

     Used as a case study by Presidio Leadership Training Center, San Francisco, CA, 1996

     Outstanding Elementary School Service-Learning Project, PA State Service Fair, 1995

     One of six AmeriCorps programs nationwide included in documentary on National Service, 1994

     Second Runner-up, PA State Service Fair, 1994

     Presidential Youth Service Award  given to 856 students (involved in SMILES Service-Learning Projects) at Keystone Elementary, 1994

     Exemplary Elementary Service Award, 1993-94