Recognizing Great Leaders of Today
Inspiring Great Leaders of Tomorrow
Celebrating Killian Noe the
2012 Red Winged Leadership Award Winner!
2012 Red Winged Leadership Award Finalists
Killian Noe moved to Seattle in 1999 from Washington DC, where she co-founded and operated Samaritan Inns, an effective and comprehensive response to trauma,homelessness, addiction, and other mental health challenges. Killian Noe founded the Recovery Café in Seattle in 2004. Recovery Café and its School for Recovery serve men and women who have suffered trauma, homelessness, addiction and/or other mental health challenges. In this loving community, men and women experience belonging, healing and the joy of contributing. The Café and School for Recovery helps participants develop tools for maintaining recovery and stabilizing in mental/physical health, housing, relationships and employment/volunteer service.
The concept for Opportunity Knocks is based on the personal experience of Senior Vice President, Dan Wall, who began entry-level employment with Expeditors at 18 years old and worked his way to his current position.Opportunity Knocks seeks out high school students who are not currently considering going on to higher education for reasons such as lack of motivation or lack of financial capacity. The students are offered a part-time job with the opportunity to obtain a full-time job with benefits upon meeting or exceeding expectations of the position and graduating high school. Wall created Opportunity Knocks to formalize the experience in a way that allows it to be replicated throughout Expeditors and serve as a skilled talent source for the company. Wall seeks to prove his hypothesis that investing in an employee creates loyalty to the company—particularly when the individual begins with few prospects of success and a lack of personal career and/or educational direction.
Jocquelyn Duncan is the Founder/Executive Director of “Work it Out”, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to reach out to and support vulnerable youth. Her goal was the successful planning, execution, and implementation of a non‐traditional, small school model with an emphasis on personalization, collaboration, social action and hands‐on learning experiences that are relevant to the students lives. Jocquelyn grew up in the Central District of Seattle and as an adult, she saw the needs of minority groups and the disproportionate rates at which minorities were dropping out of high school. She made it her mission to ensure that high school drop-outs are given a second chance. She felt the need to start a new non-profit aimed specifically at graduating drop-outs, and this is how Work-it-Out Seattle was formed. She has formed a curriculum focused on “life skills” in addition to the academic requirements for graduation. This includes skills such as health, cooking, and household budgeting.
2012 Red Winged Leadership Award Ceremony Highlights
Thursday, May 10th, 2012 - 6:30pm - Pigott Auditorium
The Red Winged Leadership Award is hosted each year by Albers' GLFS cohort. The event is open to the public. Albers students are encouraged to attend the award ceremony to both recognize and learn from great leaders in the Seattle Community. The 2012 Award Ceremony focused on highlighting the intersection of leadership, business acumen, and social impact using the event theme of red. Additionally, last year the cohort produced three videos each highlighting one of these three areas overlaid with the event theme.
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