Friday, January 30, 2009

First Prize

Leif served on the board of America SCORES Chicago for several years and even served as board chair before stepping down due to his business school commitments. America SCORES Chicago uses soccer, creative writing and service learning to combat obesity, illiteracy and poor decision-making in urban communities. It is a cause Leif believes wholeheartedly! Last night the organization hosted their Red Carpet Poetry Slam and Leif came home with the big award...and he didn't even read a word of poetry.
Leif was the honored recipient of the Red Carpet Slam Calliope Award named after the eldest of the muses; calliope literally means "beautifully voiced." Recipients of the award serve as role models in their community and use their voices to empower youth. A dear friend of Leif's and Public Allies Alumni came in from Seattle to present the award. Leif was humbled by the honor and pleased to be recognized by this great organization!

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