News Release: City Year
Capital Area Community Action Agency Executive Director, Tim Center, is honored to be the recipient of City Year’s Hero of Service award. In addition to his work with the Community Action Agency, Tim is also the Executive Director of Sustainable Florida – the premier statewide organization committed to ensuring a quality economic, environmental and social future for Florida and her residents. What’s more, Mr. Center is the first to receive the honor.
The Hero of Service Award Reception took place during Children's Week in Florida’s state capital, Tallahassee. City Year Florida honors a public leader working for social justice as well as expands awareness about the organization’s work to drive student achievement in three of the most important urban hubs in our state. City Year Miami, Orlando and Jacksonville came together to engage champions and community leaders in a conversation about the broader scope of City Year throughout Florida.
City Year’s Hero of Service Reception was sponsored by CSX Transportation who is a valued and committed sponsor throughout City Year sites around the country. CSX Transportation partners with City Year because of shared set of values – a commitment to service, the belief that we must all be a positive influence in neighborhoods and communities, and the understanding that through teamwork great things can be accomplished.
“Tim is not an elected official and he's not the CEO of a large company or trade association, but he is a leader. He leads without authority and in doing so he makes a positive impact on his community. That is the definition of service”, said Bob O’Malley with CSX and City Year. “He is a great role model for our City Year Corps members during their year of service. Tim shows us that we all can make a difference in the communities in which we live."
The award was presented to Mr. Center during this special ceremony in Tallahassee with representatives from the Florida Department of Education, the Department of Economic Opportunity, the Agency for Workforce Innovation, Volunteer Florida and elected officials of the Florida House and Senate.
The City Year Florida Hero of Service Reception is to become an annual event in Tallahassee.