Michael Roberts Receives Patricia McGuirk Award
The Children’s Aid Society is proud to announce that Michael Roberts, Associate Division Director for City and Country Branches, is the recipient of the 2012 Patricia McGuirk Achievement in Education Enrichment and Youth Development Award. Roberts was honored at the 4th Annual Patricia McGuirk Scholarship Fund Award and Academic Recognition Dinner, which took place on June 12th in Brooklyn. The award recognizes Roberts' important role in establishing a support program that has served more than 500 students and their families currently residing in temporary housing and shelters. The program is responsible for significantly improving its members’ academic performance and quality of life, and this promising model continues to be replicated in Manhattan and The Bronx. Roberts received further praise for his ability to share and communicate best practices to New York City Department of Education staff.
The New York City Department of Education and The Fund for Public Schools have generously financed The Patricia McGuirk Scholarship Fund over the past seven years. The Fund’s mission is to provide scholarships to college-bound graduating seniors who live in temporary housing in New York City. These students have triumphed over adversity as evidenced by their outstanding academic achievements. This special annual dinner celebrates 100 of these students and highlights two keynote high school seniors, both of whom receive a $10,000 scholarship. In addition, the dinner features several awards given to educators and youth workers.
Congratulations to Michael Roberts! Children’s Aid and the children of New York City truly value his passion, dedication, and commitment to excellence. We also thank the Patricia McGuirk Scholarship Fund for recognizing his achievements.