2012 E.X.C.E.L Graduation & Awards Dinner
On June 15, The Children's Aid Society community gathered in the Con Ed auditorium to congratulate the graduates of the Educational eXcellence Creating Empowered Leaders (E.X.C.E.L.) college preparatory program. Honoring more than 60 high school students and 25 college graduates, the ceremony featured speeches by former New York City Mayor David Dinkins and City Councilman Robert Jackson, both of whom emphasized the power of higher education to lift children out of poverty.
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Photographer: Lonnie Johnson