PHOENIX, Dec. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Greater Phoenix Urban League is excited to announce it will honor the HeroZona Foundation during the 57th annual Whitney M. Young, Jr. Awards on Thursday, December 2. Additional honorees include Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Michael M. Crow, President of Arizona State University, and Valley of the Sun United Way.
"We are very proud to honor and be able to give recognition to all these incredible honorees for the impact each has made in our community," said George Dean, Greater Phoenix Urban League President and CEO.
Whitney M. Young, Jr. was an American civil rights leader and Executive Director of the National Urban League. He spent most of his career working to end employment discrimination in the United States and turning the National Urban League into an organization that aggressively worked for equitable access to socioeconomic opportunity for the historically disenfranchised. Young served as President of the National Urban League until his death in 1971.
The award will be accepted by Alan "AP" Powell, who co-founded HeroZona and currently serves as chairman and CEO of AP & Associates, LLC, founded in 2004. The HeroZona Foundation is a non-profit that serves students and veterans by giving them access to educational opportunities to ensure they get to cross the 'finish line.' The foundation's programs include HeroZona's HeroPreneur National Veteran Business Summit, Veterans Reach to Teach, Phoenix Tools 4 Schools and the Bridge Forum. It was an instrumental organization in creating the largest COVID-19 testing site in 2020 and co-launching the OneCommunity Initiative, which focuses on reaching diverse, underserved communities, and aims to track demographic data to identify disparity gaps and ensure that the vaccines are distributed fairly and equitably.
"It's an honor to be recognized by the Greater Phoenix Urban League for this prestigious award," said Powell. "As Whitney M. Young, Jr. once said, 'where injustice reins, all are unequal,' and I am committed to continuing HeroZona's efforts to help underserved families in south Phoenix and surrounding communities receive the resources and opportunities necessary to lead fulfilling lives."
For more information about the foundation's community program partnerships visit herozona.org or follow on Facebook.com/HeroZonaOrg.
About HeroZona Foundation
The HeroZona Foundation has a strong focus on veteran initiatives and honoring those who have served our country and their family members. The nonprofit's name reflects that messaging to focus on empowering and celebrating America's veterans. Their upcoming event, HeroPreneur is a week-long Veterans Day engagement that has three pillars which empower Arizona's veterans through entrepreneurship, employment and education. HeroZona's Annual Heropreneur National Veteran Business Summit has created a multi-day networking experience to improve America's support of veteran companies through workshops, networking, entrepreneurial connections, and seminars; culminated by various entertainment events including the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade, Phoenix Sun's NBA basketball game and other entertainment activities. For more information visit hnvbs.com, heropreneur.com or herozona.org.
About the Greater Phoenix Urban League
Established in 1945, the Greater Phoenix Urban League, Inc. is one of the 90 affiliates of the National Urban League. GPUL supports minority families and underserved populations by providing connections to employment, housing, job training, health care, and education. Since our founding, we have served more than 100,000 individuals and continue to develop and expand our programs as we further the Urban League Movement in the greater Phoenix area, changing lives, and empowering communities. At the Greater Phoenix Urban League we help disenfranchised and underserved groups to meet their immediate basic needs such as job placements and access to health care. The role of the Greater Phoenix Urban League is to provide these communities with the tools to empower themselves, providing opportunities to those caught in the cycle of poverty to change their lives.
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SOURCE HeroZona Foundation