“Youth Leadership and Community Organizing Training Program at Phillips Community Center of ┬áMinneapolis Parks & Recreation Board “

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“Education Advocacy and Community Organizing”

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“St. Paul Education Project—Students Presenting to School Board on Bullying “

” Headwaters Foundation – Allies For Justice Award”

CrossingBarriers was awarded the 2011 Allies for Social Justice Award for its successful work in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and Eden Prairie schools to connect and reach out to diverse immigrants and non-immigrant students of color, bringing about positive change in addressing issues like discrimination, bullying, language barriers, and student-on-student violence. The Allies for Justice Award is given to organizations and communities that address systemic inequities.