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America's Promise Alliance 10th Anniversary Celebration

Former President Bill Clinton, PS/IS 50 principal Rebekah Marler-Mitchell, former President George Bush, Alma Powell, General Colin L. Powell
Former President Bill Clinton, PS/IS 50 principal Rebekah Marler-Mitchell, former President George Bush, Alma Powell, General Colin L. Powell. 

On June 27, America's Promise Alliance held its 10th Anniversary Celebration in New York City. Founding chair General Colin Powell and current chair Alma Powell awarded the $100,000 Colin and Alma Powell Legacy Award to The Vito Marcantonio School's (PS/IS 50) in East Harlem, NY, in recognition of the school's commitment to and practice of its “whole student” philosophy of learning and living.  Principal Rebekah Marler-Mitchell, who has been instrumental in her school's transformation, accepted the award. The Legacy Award will be presented annually to honor the Powells' commitment to and advocacy on behalf of America's children, particularly the country's most disadvantaged young people.

America's Promise Alliance is the nation's largest partnership alliance comprised of corporations, nonprofit organizations, foundations, policymakers, advocacy and faith groups committed to ensuring that children receive the fundamental resources - the Five Promises – they need to lead successful, healthy and productive lives and build a stronger society. Building on the legacy of founder General Colin Powell, the Alliance believes a child's success  is grounded in experiencing the Five Promises - caring adults; safe place; a healthy start; an effective education; and opportunities to help others - at home, in school and in the community.

Catie and Donald Marron, Mortimer Zuckerman
 Catie and Donald Marron, Mortimer Zuckerman.

Marguerite W. Kondracke, president and CEO of America's Promise Alliance and Thomas G. Cigarran, chairman of American Healthways
Marguerite W. Kondracke, president and CEO of America's Promise Alliance and Thomas G. Cigarran, chairman of American Healthways.

Jay Kernis, Liz Smith
Jay Kernis, Liz Smith.

Tim Russert, Henry Kissinger, Luke Russert
Tim Russert, Henry Kissinger, Luke Russert.

Vernon Jordan, Dr. Robert Butler, Barbara Walters, Donald Marron
Vernon Jordan, Dr. Robert Butler, Barbara Walters, Donald Marron.

Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services, Megan Slattery and General Colin L. Powell
Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services, Megan Slattery and General Colin L. Powell.

William Milliken, Dr. Angela Diaz, Bob Rogers
William Milliken, Dr. Angela Diaz, Bob Rogers.

Photos: Lisa Berg
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