UCAN honors 2012 outstanding service award winners
Thank you to the following recipients for your exceptional committment to UCAN and our youth and families. UCAN's success depends on your unwavering support of our mission and our vision. Thank you for all that you do!
Emmett Vaughn - Diversity & Inclusion Ambassador of the Year
Emmett, Director of Diverse Business Empowerment at Exelon Corporation, member of UCAN's Governing Board and Chair of UCAN's Diversity Advisory Board, has always been a strong proponent of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Click here to read Emmett's story.
Jacob Dancer - Employee of the YearJacob, Program Supervisor for UCAN's 360° Model and Homeworks Program has been working at UCAN for 18 years. His commitment, dedication and cheerful demeanor are well known throughout UCAN; click here to read more about Jacob.
Shirley Harris- Foster Parent of the Year
Shirley is a foster parent to four children, two of whom she has adopted. She is a shining example of what Professional Foster Parenting is all about. Her dedication and compassion are incomparable - click here to read more.
Floyd Simpson and Maurice Jelks - Mentors of the Year
Floyd and Maurice have been mentors to UCAN youth for the past three years. The men, both employees of Northern Trust, have a passion for mentoring men from UCAN's STARS program as well as our Project Visible Man group. Click here to read more about these exceptional men.
Joni Hoffer and Karen Kopan - Volunteers of the Year
Joni and Karen are volunteer hosts from UCAN's LGBTQ Host Home Program. They generously opened their home to a homeless LGBTQ youth for a year and by doing so enabled this youth to not only have a stable life but also make their dreams a reality. Click here to read their story.