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Principal Tukeva Receives 2014 In Her Honor Award
Tukeva recognized for her vision, leadership and civic engagement

March 25, 2014,
in a ceremony at Howard University, CHEC’s very own Maria Tukeva was a distinguished recipient of the
2014 In Her Honor award from The Emergence Community Arts Collective. The award recognized Maria for making history through an enduring legacy of activism and excellence in the field of education. This grassroots award celebrates significant contributions to the Pleasant Plains and Park View community.

The tradition of
In Her Honor is the sharing of stories of women committed to preserving the foundation of a community – its people. The award publicly acknowledges behind-the-scenes work of just a few women who help sustain the social and cultural fabric of our neighborhood, tirelessly maintaining standards of education, social service and civic engagement. This year’s recipients also included; Shirikiana Aina, Rev. Dr. Shirley B. Cooper, Maria S. Gomez, Tahia Jackson, Lori Kaplan, and La Donna Smith.  

Through Maria’s example, the award is yet another that lights up the Columbia Heights Educational Campus and makes known our contributions to the vitality of this great city.

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Bancroft Foundation
British Council
Camp Horizons
Catalogue for Philanthropy
CityBridge Foundation
Collaborative Solutions for Communities
Courtyard by Marriott Convention Center
D.C. College Access Program (DC-CAP)
D.C. Department of Health and Human Services
D.C. Office of Early Childhoon Education
D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education
D.C. Public Schools
Denihan Hospitality Group
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Department the Treasury
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Embassy of France
Embassy of Italy
Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
Gala Hispanic Theatre
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Hotel Association of Washington, D.C.
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Inter-American Development Bank
Justice Grants Administration
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LaSalle Hotel Properties
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University of Maryland – College Park
Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs
Montgomery College
National Symphony Orchestra
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Rotary Club of Washington, DC
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State Farm
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Urban Alliance
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