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Saluting Excellence

John Thompson Jr. Legacy of a Dream Award

  • Serving D.C.'s Nonprofits

    Serving D.C.'s Nonprofits

    Nakeisha Neal Jones (G'02), executive director of Public Allies DC, empowers young women and men to become civic-minded leaders with the necessary experience and training to pursue careers in public service.

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  • A Fighter Against Poverty

    A Fighter Against Poverty

    Georgetown names George Jones, chief executive officer of Bread for the City and longtime advocate for the fight against poverty in Washington, D.C., as its 2015 John Thompson Jr. Legacy of a Dream Award.

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  • Advocate for Adult Education

    Advocate for Adult Education

    Georgetown recognizes adult education advocate Lecester Johnson, executive director of Academy of Hope, with its 2014 John Thompson Jr. Legacy of a Dream Award for emerging leaders in Washington, D.C.

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  • Working With Male Youth In D.C.

    Working With Male Youth In D.C.

    Georgetown honors Mary Brown with the John Thompson Jr. Legacy of a Dream award for providing a safe haven and opening a door to opportunities for some of Washington, D.C.'s African-American boys and young men.

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Each year, Georgetown awards the John Thompson Jr. Legacy of a Dream Award to emerging local leaders to reinforce the university's commitment to engagement within Washington, D.C., and to identify talent among the city’s most inspirational community leaders who are working to solve key issues that are responsible for shaping the city and the people who live in it.