NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mutual of America announced today that the Milwaukee Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative was named a Merit Finalist of the 2011 Community Partnership Award competition.
When United Way of Greater Milwaukee convened community partners in 2008 to discuss the growing problem of teen pregnancy in their city, Milwaukee had the dubious distinction of ranking second in the nation in teen births.
Through a partnership between the United Way of Greater Milwaukee, the City of Milwaukee Health Department, Milwaukee Public Schools, Aurora Health Care and organizations from public, private and social sectors, the Initiative has helped ease this vexing problem through a series of programs and awareness campaigns designed to educate teens and adults.
"We're seeing measurable results in the right direction," says Nicole Angresano, vice president of community impact for United Way. Indeed, the local teen birth rate has dropped for teens, ages 15 to 17, from 52 births per 1,000 in 2006 to 44 births today, the lowest rate in more than three decades.
About the Mutual of America Community Partnership Award
The Mutual of America Community Partnership Award annually honors the outstanding contributions that 10 nonprofit organizations, in partnership with public, private and other social sector organizations, make to society. Since its inception in 1996, the Community Partnership Award has recognized 160 partnerships from cities and towns all across America. To learn more about the Community Partnership Award and the 2011 winners, visit mutualofamerica.com/cpa.
"All of the 2011 honorees are leaders in society, creating innovative and effective solutions to help those in need," said Thomas J. Moran, Chairman, President and CEO, Mutual of America. "Through the Community Partnership Award, Mutual of America is proud to recognize, support and help extend the reach of these vital partnerships."
About Mutual of America
Mutual of America specializes in providing retirement products and services to organizations and their employees, as well as to individuals. Since 1945, Mutual of America has remained committed to offering plan sponsors, plan participants and individuals carefully selected, quality products and services at a competitive price and the personal attention they need to help build and preserve assets for a financially secure future. For more information, visit mutualofamerica.com.
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