On Saturday, June 18th at Canton’s Annual Liberty Fest, members of The Partnership’s Board proudly accepted the Dr. Kenneth Hicks Community Partner of the Year Award, which was presented by the Ypsilanti chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated. This special recognition is named in honor of one of the chapter’s charter members’ supporting friends and affiliates, and is presented to regional organizations who have partnered with, and provided meaningful contributions to their service work. The Village Arts Factory hosted a Juneteenth Commemoration Event in cooperation with Canton Public Safety and the Jack and Jill chapter, who presented a teen black and white photography and art exhibit at the Warehouse gallery called, “My Voice and Life Matters Too” last June. The Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated boasts 252 chapters nationwide, which plan programming activities under a five-point programmatic thrust, which include: cultural awareness, educational development, health education & advocacy, civic advocacy & service, and social/recreational areas. Partnership Board representative, Ann Conklin, shared about the recognition, “It’s wonderful to work with engaged community groups like Jack and Jill of America, and a true honor to be celebrated by them in such a special way. We are very proud to have some of our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts recognized by local individuals and organizations.”
The Partnership for the Arts & Humanities is a non-profit 501(c)(3) cultural arts organization that encourages the development of cultural arts & humanities in our community.
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