Urban League's Thursday Network Honors AJC ACCESS

May 29, 2014, 16:23 ET from American Jewish Committee

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ACCESS DC, the young professionals initiative of AJC's Washington Regional Office, was honored by the Urban League's Thursday Network with its Maudine R. Cooper Community Excellence Award.

"We are grateful for the support ACCESS DC has given to the Thursday Network, the Greater Washington Urban League and the District of Columbia community at-large," said Reginald Galloway, Thursday Network Personal and Professional Development Chair, who presented the award. "We are thankful to have ACCESS DC as our partners and honored to call ACCESS DC our friends."

The Thursday Network, the young professionals branch of the Greater Washington Urban League, provides opportunities for African-Americans to engage in community programs and partnerships locally.

"ACCESS DC is proud of the strong friendships that our members have formed with the Thursday Network and the Greater Washington Urban League over many years of collaboration," said Gideon Culman, ACCESS DC Co-Chair. "The Thursday Network, like ACCESS DC, makes a point of pushing its young leaders to engage in today's critical issues, focus on community service, and participate in professional development."

The award was presented at the Thursday Network's Inaugural Spirit of Service Awards, celebrating young professionals and organizations that are making a difference through volunteerism and philanthropy in the Greater Washington region. ACCESS DC is the first recipient of the Maudine R. Cooper Community Excellence Award. Cooper, a tireless social justice leader, served as President and CEO of the Greater Washington Urban League for over 23 years.

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SOURCE American Jewish Committee