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MAHA Annual Awards Ceremony Honors Lourdes German, Civic Innovation Project Founder, with Corporate CSR Award


Boston Bar Association


October 13, 2016

For over thirty-one years, The Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys has advanced, promoted and advocated on behalf of the many talented and dedicated Latinos in the legal profession while promoting civil rights and access to justice for all. This year’s Annual Awards theme was “Nurturing our Roots and Redefining our Tomorrow” based on MAHA’s appreciation for the service bestowed by its predecessors while acknowledging the significance of evolutionary growth required to promote the stature and contributions of Latinos in the legal profession. We are proud to announce this year’s Award Honorees:

Leadership Award– Rebecca M. Cazabon, Pro Bono Managing Attorney, Foley Hoag, LLP, Boston, MA

Las Primeras Award– Zoila Gomez, Gomez and Palumbo, Lawrence, MA

Corporate Social Responsibility Award– Lourdes German, Director, The Civic Innovation Project & Director, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge, MA

Organization of the Year Award- The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights under Law, Iván Espinoza-Madrigal, Executive Director, Boston, MA

The Greg Madera Service Award– Jessica A. Massey, Associate General Counsel, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., MAHA Past-president


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Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh Recognizes Civic Innovation Project Founder & Director with Extraordinary Women Award

On International Women's Day, Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the winners of the EXTRAordinary Women Award, led by the Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement. The campaign highlights women that do extraordinary work within the Boston community and Lourdes German, Founder & Director of the Civic Innovation Project, was selected as an honoree.


Civic Innovation Project Contributes to Transition Report: An Action Plan for the Next Presidential Administration, by the Center for Open Data Enterprise

In 2016, The Center for Open Data Enterprise has released its Transition Report, with recommendations for the next presidential administration’s first steps on open data. In this article GovTech reports that the Transition Report is the first time anyone has managed to capture all of the promise of open data to improve our government and society. Civic Innovation Project Founder & Director, Lourdes German, was pleased to serve as one of the expert contributors to the Transition Report.


NewTV's Jay Sugarman Features the Civic Innovation Project on Innovation Showcase Show

Producer and host of the television show Innovation Showcase, Jay Sugarman, featured the Civic Innovation Project on the show, which highlights a range of groundbreaking efforts in the innovation eco-system in the fields of business, science, technology, education, and the arts.