NRHA to Recognize 125 Residents & Students for Outstanding Accomplishments

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Ed Ware

For Immediate Release
Release Date: 
Thu, 05/25/2006

Norfolk, VA (May 25, 2006) – Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority 2006 Honors Recognition Banquet will highlight achievements of selected residents and students from Norfolk's public housing communities from 6 pm to 8 pm, Thursday, June 1, 2006 at the First Baptist Church Murray Center, 500 Bute St. This year's theme, “Moving Beyond the Dream,” has served as a challenge to program participants to become more self-sufficient and move toward economic independence. The banquet speaker is Tony Brown, Dean of the Scripps Howard School of Journalism at Hampton University and award-winning producer of PBS longest running series – “Tony Brown's Journal.” Guests of honor include The Honorable Robert C. “Bobby” Scott, Congressman, Third District. Some 125 residents and students will be honored for exceptional accomplishments in such areas as academic achievement, sustained employment, securing homeownership, economic independence as well as military service.

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Founded in 1940, NRHA is a national leader in community revitalization and fostering sustainable mixed-income communities. As the largest redevelopment and housing authority in Virginia, NRHA plays a key role in making Norfolk the city of choice to build, work, live and play.

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