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Edu-Futuro honors Marymount president with Community Partner Award

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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.

Shank was honored at Edu-Futuro’s 19th anniversary celebration, “Portraits in Excellence,” in early October at the Top of the Town in Arlington.

“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, worked with its students and been a keynote speaker at its Emerging Leader Program graduations.

“He speaks from the heart and we highly respect him,” Figueredo said.

This year Edu-Futuro will serve more than 1,000 people — including children, youth and adults — in its innovative and award-winning programs, which 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.

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2017