Announcement Date: 01/28/2007

Awarded the “Coming Up Taller Award for Excellence in the Arts” for its Ritmo en Acción Afro-Latin and contemporary dance program. The award, given by the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, is the nation’s highest honor for out-of-school arts and humanities programs. Ritmo en Acción members travel to Washington, D.C. for a ceremony where they perform and accept the award, presented at the White House by First Lady Laura Bush.