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New Detroit Identifies 2003 Closing the Gap Honorees
DETROIT, May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- New Detroit has selected the honorees for its annual Closing the Gap dinner. The event salutes an individual, organization, and business that have measurably closed the gap between the races in one of New Detroit's areas of emphasis: Youth Development; Economic Equity; and Race Relations & Cultural Collaboration. The Closing the Gap dinner will be held June 24, 2003 at the Detroit Opera House.
The 2003 Closing the Gap Honorees are:
* The Detroit Free Press, in the area of Youth Development, for its long- term advocacy for children. This commitment is demonstrated through their "Children First" series, Summer Dreams funding, the YAK Corner newspaper section for young readers and several efforts to expose young people to opportunities in journalism.
* Chaldean Americans Reaching and Encouraging (CARE), in the area of Race Relations and Cultural Collaboration. CARE, a group of Chaldean university students and professionals volunteer within the African American and Jewish communities in an effort to build cultural collaboration between Chaldeans and other ethnic communities. CARE volunteers also provide tutoring, mentoring and sessions regarding Chaldean culture in area schools.
* Aaron P. Dworkin, in the area of Youth Development, for his work in exposing African American and Latino young people to the world of classical music. Mr. Dworkin, a classical violinist, founded The Sphinx Organization in an effort to increase performance and educational opportunities in classical music for young African-American and Latino musicians.
"The honorees all provide excellent examples of how each of us can make a difference. As individuals, within our community groups, and within our businesses and corporations, we can address the social and economic disparities that exist in our society," said Shirley R. Stancato, President and CEO of New Detroit. "The Closing the Gap honorees provide examples that each of us can model and adapt to our own venue."
The 2003 Closing the Gap Awards Dinner chairman is Peter Karmanos, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Compuware Corporation, the host sponsor of the event.
Tax-deductible corporate sponsorships for the 2003 Closing the Gap Awards Dinner are available. Individual tickets are $150. For additional information call 313-664-2006 or visit http://www.newdetroit.org/ .
Since 1967, New Detroit has worked as a coalition of area leadership addressing issues of race relations by positively impacting issues and policies that ensure economic and social equity. New Detroit's board of trustees includes leaders of corporations, small businesses, the media, educational, health care and religious institutions, human service agencies, civil rights and advocacy organizations. New Detroit
CONTACT: Susan Urban of New Detroit, +1-313-664-2006
Web site: http://www.newdetroit.org/
Source: PR Newswire
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