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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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Lourdes German Recognized As Innovator of The Week by Urban Innovation Exchange & Kresge Foundation Initiative

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Microsoft "Voices of Change" Series Recognizes Civic Innovation Project Founder & Director, Lourdes German, during Women's History Month

Diversity and inclusion are critical underpinnings to the evolving culture at Microsoft and powerful bridges to the marketplace. In the spirit of International Women’s Day, Microsoft celebrated Lourdes German, and other women in the community who are carrying out the mission of civic engagement, leadership and empowering other women in the "Voices of Change" series.