Human Relations News

Human Relations - Jan. 16, 2019

The City Council and the Human Relations Commission will honor two city residents as the 2019 recipients of the Martin Luther King Jr. Young Dreamers Award at the City Council meeting Jan. 22.

The Young Dreamers Award honors two emerging or proven young adult city residents between the ages of 18 and 40 who have made a tangible difference in the lives of those who otherwise might have been overlooked, ignored or disadvantaged.

Honored this year are Aaron Jackson, the manager of the Rams Know Healthcare On Wheels mobile unit operated by Winston-Salem State University; and Fulton McSwain, a forensic interviewer and project manager for Family Services Inc.

Jackson was honored for his work over the past four years with the mobile unit, during which time he has coordinated health screenings and health-care referrals for more than 5,000 people, most of whom are uninsured or under-insured.

Fulton was honored for his work with Family Services' children’s advocacy program. Over the past nine years he has performed about 1,200 forensic interviews of children age 3 - 17 who are victims of physical or sexual abuse. 

The Human Relations Commission established the Young Dreamers Award in 2009 to encourage young adults to participate in philanthropic, altruistic community involvement that is in the spirit of how Martin Luther King Jr. lived and encouraged others to live.

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