Urban League of Broward County CEO Receives Ending Poverty Leadership Award from the United Nations Association
(Fort Lauderdale, FL) – The Broward County Chapter of United Nations Association (UNA-Broward) - a national membership organization devoted to strengthening the U.S.-UN relationship through public education and advocacy – honored Urban League of Broward County President and CEO Dr. Germaine Smith-Baugh at the 2019 UN Day Global Leadership Award Luncheon on October 22, 2019 at the Signature Grand in Davie. This year’s theme, “Our Plant. Our Future” focused on the UN’s commitment to the climate crisis. Dr. Baugh joined an extraordinary group of honorees, who through their body of work, have advanced the UN’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development, promoting poverty elimination, gender, and economic equality, climate reform, quality education, humanitarianism, democracy and more.
2019 UN Day Global Leadership Award Honorees
Mr. Kervin L. Clenance
Veteran of Corporate Broadcast Sales Management
Inclusive Economic Opportunity Award
Goal 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth
Dr. Kristin Comella
Chief Scientific Officer, US Stem Cell Clinic
Innovations in Health Leadership Award
Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Ms. Sybrina Fulton
Founder: Trayvon Martin Foundation, The Circle of Mothers Human Rights Award
Goal 10: Reducing Inequalities
Representative Kristin Jacobs
Member, The Florida House of Representatives
Climate Change Leadership Award
Goal 13: Climate Action
Mayor Dr. Eric H. Jones, Jr.
The City of West Park
Inclusive Societies Leadership Award
Goal 11: Sustainable Cities & Communities
Mrs. Woodie Lesesne
Co-Founder, President/COO, Lesesne Media Group Entertainment
Gender Equality Advocacy Award
Goal 5: Gender Equality
Dr. Rosalind Osgood
Broward County School Board Member, District 5
Author, Associate Minister, CEO Mount Olive Development Corporation
Distinguished Education Advocacy Award
Goal 4: Quality Education
Dr. Satinder K. Sandhu
Clinical Professor, Director Pediatric Cardiac Cath Lab
Director Adult Congenital Heart Disease, University of Miami
Family Health Leadership Award
Goal 3: Good Health & Well-Being
Dr. Germaine Smith-Baugh
President & CEO, Urban League of Broward County
Ending Poverty Leadership Award
Goal 1: No Poverty
Ms. Anita Faye Wilson
Management Consultant, AW Music Group Inc. The M.OV.E.M.E.N.T.
Cultural Educator Award
Goal 4: Quality Education
The UN Day Leadership Awards Dinner gathers community leaders, educators, legislators, faith and nonprofit organizations and attendees to engage in global affairs, civil and social justice, environmental and human rights. “The Urban League is committed to the advancement of the UN’s Global Goals aimed at ending poverty, promoting equality and ensuring prosperity for all,” said Dr. Baugh. Currently, the Urban League’s focus supports the following Global Goals:
Goal 1: NO POVERTY
Program Alignment: Through the Urban League’s six verticals of service, the agency offers transformative solutions that impact the quality of life for individuals and families, ensuring access and opportunity. The Urban League provides a full range of resources including training, career building, and certification programs.
Goal 2: ZERO HUNGER
Program Alignment: The Urban League provides responsive solutions to food insecurity during post-disaster relief, youth initiatives and cyclical distributions for families in need, ensuring that urban communities have access to quality foods.
Goal 3: GOOD HEALTH & WELLBEING
Program Alignment: Through the Urban League’s health vertical, the agency ensures that self-management, preventative care education, and vital resources reach those who need them most.
Goal 4: QUALITY EDUCATION
Program Alignment: The Urban League’s education programs provide youth with the critical skills they need to matriculate to the next grade level, graduate high school and become engaged members in their communities.
Goal 8: DECENT WORK & ECONOMIC GROWTH
Program Alignment: The Urban League strengthens the family unit by promoting economic self-sufficiency and equip individuals with tools needed to enter or re-enter the workforce, stabilize their finances and build assets.
Goal 9: INDUSTRY, INNOVATION, AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Program Alignment: The Urban League partners with local jurisdictions and financial institutions to develop innovative solutions that address the need for affordable housing.
Goal 10: REDUCED INEQUALITIES
Program Alignment: The Urban League’s advocacy model increases civic engagement in underrepresented communities while providing education on voter’s rights initiatives and census participation. Our model also engages law enforcement, community leaders and families to break the cycle of recidivism and addresses policies in the child welfare system.
Goal 11: SUSTAINABLE CITIES & COMMUNITIES
Program Alignment: The Urban League promotes thriving communities through strong economic infrastructure. We offer families long-term, sustainable solutions that focus on building assets through savings and homeownership.
Goal 17: PARTNERSHIP FOR THE GOALS
Program Alignment: The Urban League’s invaluable partnerships with anchor institutions position the agency to address workforce development by increasing employment opportunities and engaging minority businesses in procurement processes.
About Urban League of Broward County
The Urban League of Broward County is a not for profit organization founded to empower communities and change lives. Our mission is to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights. Our ADVANCE programs uplift nearly 14,000 people every year through affordable housing initiatives, youth development, and diversion, employment and training, entrepreneurship, and civic engagement. Learn more about the Urban League of Broward County by visiting www.ulbroward.org.