November 13, 2008
Tonight, ACE's own Carlos Moreno will receive the prestigious National Conservation Achievement Award, also known as the "Connie Award," in Washington D.C.
For the past 43 years the National Wildlife Federation has held the Connie Awards as a commemoration to "individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting wildlife through education, advocacy, and on–the–ground conservation."
Carlos has been chosen in the Youth award category for his extensive environmental justice work and organizing that has raised $1.75 million for the development of youth jobs and programming in Boston.
"Carlos is a remarkable young man and his leadership at ACE has inspired both youth and adults. We are very proud of him," said Jodi Sugerman-Brozan, Program Director at ACE.
Carlos credits his accomplishments from his four years as a Youth Organizer at the Roxbury Environmental Empowerment Project (REEP). He is now in his second year of college. "REEP helped me realize that I can get involved because what was happening down the street would affect all of us in the long run," said Carlos. "When we work together, we are truly unstoppable."
Said REEP Educator/Organizer David Noiles, "It's an amazing thing to see a youth blossom into a man and a leader...I am ecstatic for Carlos and know that he is going to go onto bigger and even better things."
Congratulations Carlos - we wish you all the best!