Congratulations to our 2020 CommUNITY/ComUNIDAD Award Recipients! Thank you for the wisdom that you shared at our event.
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Background of the CommUNITY/ComUNIDAD Event:
This CommUNITY/ComUNIDAD event originated as a result of the Windham Youth CORE’s newest initiative: “Certified Community”. Certified Community, which was created in the summer of 2017, began as a way for the Youth CORE to market our own locally-made products such as our Sofrito and Frog Fire/Fuego de Rana hot sauce, while educating the community about the importance of investing locally. However, the initiative has since grown to recognize other businesses, people, and programs working to improve Windham’s local community by investing their time, money, and efforts into the local food system, economy, and community. CommUNITY/ ComUNIDAD is the first awards ceremony that will recognize pioneers in not only the food system, but the community as a whole. Ruby Rodriguez, one of the key people in the organizing of the event is most excited to commemorate those who have made a change in Windham’s local community: “I am most excited to see the inspiration. People will get to reach out into their community and see that someone is watching, and they are not doing it for nothing.”
~Malakai James Poulin, Former Windham Youth CORE Member
2020 Winners/ Ganadores de 2020:
José Camacho, Ana María Falcón García, James Flores, Kristin Fortier, Leah Ralls, Rose Reyes, and José Salas.
2020 “Certified Community” Businesses/Negocios “Comunidad Certificada”:
Bliss Marketplace, Eminence Ink, Not Only Juice, Tacos la Rosa, Yoga on North
Sister Mary Jude
Rose Laurie Field-Santiago
Jean de Smet
2018 “Certified Community” Business Winners:
Dragon’s Blood Elixir
O.L. Willard Company