The Oakland Private Industry Council, Inc. was elated to honor African American leaders and organizations in the Bay Area at the Ford Freedom Unsung awards ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 in Oakland, presented by Ford Motor Company. As the community partner of the event, the Oakland PIC helped celebrate these leaders who are making significant contributions to improve the quality of life for others.
Congratulations to all the San Francisco Bay Area Ford Freedom Unsung Heroes!
Those awarded included:
Education – Cynthia M. Adams, Oral Lee Brown, Relonda Hancock-McGhee, Michael Morgan, and Charles Tinsley.
Military – Raymond Banks, Fred Bowe, Rodney Cates, and Conway B. Jones, Jr.
Youth – Darius Aikens, Alexis Foster, Danielle Garrett, Ciara Smith, and Aaliyah Washington.
Community – Carol Ferguson, Jocelyn Freeman-Garrick, Genice Jacobs, Egypt Ina King, Royce McLemore, and Randy Rowden.
Organization – Ariel Outreach Mission, The Garden Project Earth Stewards Program, The Hidden Genius Project, Lend A Hand Foundation, Inc., Men and Women of Purpose, and Solutions for At Risk Youth (SFARY).
Thank you to Ford Motor Company, Pamela Alexander, Director of Community Development with the Ford Motor Company Fund, Angela Polk, the entire Ford Freedom Unsung team, our local ambassadors and other partners for a grand event. All photos by Tasin Sabir.