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Austin Nonprofit Builds Community with Peer Mentors

January 14, 2020

The Austin Weekly News writes about how "Kidz Express reinforces positive peer-to-peer relationships through structured activities."

Different Drummers: We Raise Foundation

March 20, 2018

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Marco Dodd, Bright Star Award

July 11, 2018

Congratulations to Marco Dodd, Assistant Director of Kidz Express and recipient of the 2018 Ed Marciniak Bright Star Award!

What does Marco think sets the children of Chicago apart? “The children in Chicago are special because despite all of their struggles they do more with less. The opportunities are limited but many children are finding a way to survive and prosper in uncertain times. It’s up to the community/village to provide as much information and opportunities for young children to succeed. The more opportunities children have, the more chance they have at success.”

The Ed Marciniak Bright Star Award is given to an individual who shows great motivation and promise in their work with disadvantaged children. Past honorees include Mariame Kaba and Eduardo Bocanegra.

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