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MAYOR’S CORNER Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Denver Human Services Manager Penny May and staff from Denver Public Works unveil the “Be the One Blvd.” sign in front of the City and County Building, which will be on display throughout April for Child Abuse Prevention Month.

“Be The One Boulevard” Spotlights Individuals Dedicated To Preventing Child Abuse

In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention month, Mayor Michael B. Hancock renamed Bannock St. between Colfax Ave. to 14th Ave. to “Be the One Boulevard” for the month of April. The unveiling marks the city’s commitment to joining organizations around the state for the “Be The One Colorado” campaign, which encourages people in the community to Be the One person who is important in a child’s life.

During the unveiling, Hancock honored five community leaders that have dedicated their lives to helping children; Brother Jeff, Tahana McClinton, Ginny Etzel, Howard Haenal, and Rebecca Ball. He associated each honoree with the five protective factors that can prevent child abuse. Those protective factors include being a bounce back family; making parent growth a priority; learning more about child growth; having a network of family and friends; and calling a professional. For more information, visit

Mayor Hancock Honors 30 Students At The 2013 Mayor’s Youth Awards

Mayor Michael B. Hancock and the Director of Children’s Affairs, Lindsay Neil honored 30 Denver youth who have overcome adversity to achieve success at the 2013 Mayor’s Youth Awards ceremony. Sponsored by the Office of Children’s Affairs, the Mayor’s Youth Awards began 25 years ago as a way to recognize young people for showing fortitude, making positive choices and turning their lives around. The students are nominated by adults who work with them in school or through local youth serving organizations. Award recipients are selected by a committee of community leaders. The Community College of Denver (CCD) will present scholarships to senior award recipients who would like to attend CCD as part of their ongoing partnership with the Office of Children’s Affairs. Students who received the award include: Eloy Arguello, a senior at Urban Peak GED; Rosolen Barrero, a junior at South High School; Jahanna Brunson, a freshman at South High School; Presiliana Casillas, a senior at North High School; Alexus Castaneda, a sophomore at South High School; Thomas

DaCunha, a senior at Overland High School; Leonard Davis, a senior at East High School; Johnnie Duran, a junior at North High School; CJ Manning, a senior at Grandview High School; Teray Esquibel, a student at the University of Denver; Alan Gamez, a senior at CEC Middle College; Yolanda Gonzales, a junior at North High School; Brea Harris, a junior at CEC Middle College; Hamdi Hassan, a sophomore at Thomas Jefferson; Ruby Hernandez, a senior at North High School; Hawi Kuse, a senior at South High School; Alexis Martinez, a senior at Abraham Lincoln High School; Audriana Martinez, a senior at Denver School of Science and Technology; Lucero Martinez, a junior at North High School; Patrick Meyangandu, an eighth grader at Place Bridge Academy; Jae’Zhanay Miles, a senior at Denver School of Science and Technology; Georgina Nwoke, a freshman at Martin Luther King Early College; Selena Ordonez, a freshman at North High school; Kenny Ortiz, a senior at North High School; Jaquelin Rodriguez-Portillo, a sophomore at Lincoln High School; Jacqueline Ruiz, a junior at Montbello High School; Angeline Sanchez, a senior at Lincoln High School; Prinjastin “PJ” Skyes, a student at Metro State College; Andrew Trader-Bankston a senior at East High School; and Margarita Vasquez, a senior at North High School. African Heritage Celebration

6th Annual Dinner & Silent Auction

An evening of charity and cultural engagement Friday, June 28, 2013 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center 650 15th Street, Denver Ҋ

$40 in advance ; $50 at the door Table reservations available Performance by The Griot Masters Ensemble of Colorado & guest artists




education projects in Senegal.

RSVP Mohamadou Cisse @ 720 732 4638 or Vance Johnson @ 303 321 2470 Dinner generously provided by the Hyatt Regency Denver and supported in part by Mizel Museum’s Bridges of Understanding program. African Heritage Celebration, Inc. | P.O. Box 221294 Denver, CO 80222 |

Book a 2 or 3 bedroom condo for the Winterpark Jazz Festival and receive as $15 Gift Card!

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