Congressman Clyburn receives National Award for 'Outstanding Service to Children in Need'

Jun 23, 2005 Issues: Education

(Washington, DC) - Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn received the "Champions for Real and Lasting Change Award" from Save the Children at last night's 3rd Annual Advocacy Day Reception on Capitol Hill.

            "I am deeply honored to receive this award from an organization of national standing such as Save the Children," said Congressman Clyburn.  "Throughout my tenure in Congress I have supported children's issues, but the real champions are the teachers and community leaders who work one on one with needy children on a daily basis."

            Being called "a true advocate for children and quality education," Congressman Clyburn accepted the award from Jennifer Nelson.  Ms. Nelson is a parenting coordinator with the Clarendon 2 School District.  "We are grateful to Congressman Clyburn for his ongoing commitment to the children in our community," said Ms. Nelson.  "His dedication has created real and lasting change." 

            Today, Save the Children serves children with in-school, after-school and summer programs through community partners in rural South Carolina, including the Paxville Community Development Center and Clarendon 2 School District.  In the Sixth Congressional District, 52% of the population lives in rural areas with 22% falling below the household poverty line. 

            Save the Children is a leading global independent development and relief organization founded in 1932.  Today it works in more than 40 countries across the globe working to make lasting, positive change in the lives of children in need.

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