Edu-Futuro Executive Director Jorge Figueredo presents Marymount President Matthew D. Shank with the 2017 Community Partner Award (Courtesy Photo)


Marymount University President Matthew D. Shank received the 2017 Community Partner Award from Edu-Futuro, an Arlington nonprofit that empowers under-resourced Latino and other immigrant youth through education, leadership development and family engagement. Dr. Shank was honored at Edu-Futuro’s 19th anniversary celebration, “Portraits in Excellence,” on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at the Top of the Town.
 
“Dr. Shank has been an incredible supporter of our program,” said Edu-Futuro Executive Director Jorge Figueredo, noting that Marymount’s president has been generous with the use of campus space for the program, has worked with its students, and has been a keynote speaker at its Emerging Leader Program graduations. “He speaks from the heart and we highly respect him.”
 
This year Edu-Futuro will serve more than 1,000 people — including children, youth, and adults — in its innovative and award-winning programs. Those programs include: the Saturday Spanish School, the Spanish Summer Academy, the Emerging Leaders Programs, the Robotics Clubs, the Parent Empowerment Programs, Social Services, and Workforce Development Services. 
Nancy Rodrigues, secretary of administration for the Commonwealth of Virginia, was the evening’s keynote speaker. The corporate partner award went to Keller Williams Realty Metro Center.
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