NVFS Honors Immigrant and Refugee Contributions to Our Community at Upcoming Breakfast Event

Northern Virginia Family Service is proud to announce the following awardees at our upcoming 2009 We Are America Now breakfast, celebrating immigrant and refugee contributions to our community:

Regla Armengol
Founder, Prospera Initiatives
For her efforts to help at-risk youth with cultural literacy and leadership programs

Yasmeen Durrani
Co-Founder, Express Care
For helping low-income individuals and families access assistance, job-skills training and career placement services

Dr. Robert G. Templin, Jr.
President, Northern Virginia Community College
For his leadership in making higher education accessible for all Virginians

The breakfast event honoring these winners will feature Danny Vargas of VARCom Solutions as master of ceremonies, and is being co-chaired by J. Walter Tejada of the Arlington County Board, and Hong Le Webb, an attorney with Dykema and wife of Sen. Jim Webb. Hong Le will deliver the keynote address. The event will take place on Friday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 a.m. at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church, Va.

We Are America Now is a breakfast event celebrating the immeasurable contributions of immigrants to the Washington metropolitan region. We will be sending a powerful message about positive immigrant contributions and achievements, and recognizing their indispensable presence in this region. The concept involves recognition that our community’s diversity and multiculturalism is vibrant and constructive.