Annual ‘30 Under 30’ Awards Ceremony and Art Showcase

Annual ‘30 Under 30’ Awards Ceremony and Art Showcase

San Bernardino

Members of the community gathered at the Court Street Plaza on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the annual ‘30 Under 30’ Award Ceremony & Art Showcase.” This is the third time Assemblymember Reyes has sponsored the event which honors 30 young people under the age of 30 who live, work or serve in the cities of Rialto, Fontana, San Bernardino, Colton, Grand Terrace, Muscoy or Bloomington. According to Reyes, recognizing our young people for their work in our community is an important task for all of us. More than 100 candidates were submitted for consideration as potential recipients of this year’s award and according to Reyes the selection process was difficult because most were extremely qualified and according to Reyes, reflected the spirit and capabilities of the inland communities.  Reyes has continued the ‘30 Under 30’ Awards as part of the legacy of the program’s local founder former Assemblymember Wilmer Amina Carter.  Also, this year, Carter joined Reyes and presented the first ever Wilmer Amina Carter Award for Continued Service to a former ’30 Under 30’ recipient. The inaugural recipient was Dr. Angie Denisse Otiniano Verissimo. Verissimo, a ’30 Under 30’ recipient in 2008, is now an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Health Science at Cal State San Bernardino. In addition, she is a co-chair and founder of the organization Women of Color in Academia at CSUSB. She is also the author of “The Cost of Racism for People of Color.” Commenting about this year’s recipients Reyes said, “It is an honor to recognize such service driven young adults who work hard every day to give back to their community, whether it is through, entrepreneurship or community activism or the arts. Congratulations to this year’s 30 Under 30 honorees.”

Young Royal Johnson and Family

Wesley Koher, RN, Nurse Case Manager, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center provides for follow-up patient care services

Dr. Mahbuba N Hammad, Educator, (with family members) a ‘30 Under 30’ International Literacy Leader. (Photos courtesy of John Coleman, Community Photography X)

Header Photo: Group photo of Honorees

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