APN Executive Director Serena Rice will be honored at New Jersey Citizen Action's Annual Awards Dinner on May 5 as a champion of social and economic justice.
"Serena is a champion for racial, economic and social justice in New
Jersey," said Phyllis Salowe-Kaye, Executive Director of New Jersey Citizen Action. "She is committed to working with partners throughout New Jersey
to ensure that our state is a place where everyone has the opportunity
Other honorees include John M. Abeignon, President of the Newark Teachers Union; Tai Cooper, Senior Policy Advisor for the City of Newark; Mary Cruz, District Director, Office of Congressman Donald Norcross; Steven Flax, Administrative Vice-President - Community Reinvestment Group. The Legislator of the Year award will be going to Assemblyman Daniel Benson of the 14th District.
"I am humbled and honored to be recognized by New Jersey Citizen Action," said Rice. "I have felt lucky to have the chance to work with many of Citizen Action's committed staff and I have learned and been inspired by them all. The organization plays a vital role in educating, advocating, and serving the needs of the New Jersey community."