Davenport professional honored with Human Relations Award PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Richard Martin   
Friday, 19 April 2013 13:57

DES MOINES, IA (04/18/2013)(readMedia)-- Davenport's North High School campus security professional, Ruben Moore, Jr., received the Paul Mann Memorial Human Relations Award presented by the Iowa State Education Association (ISEA). Moore was honored Thursday, April 11, at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines before a group of nearly 400 educators.

Moore is president of QC United, a non-profit organization created by community members and educators. Their mission is "to provide equal educational experiences and opportunities to all Iowa and Illinois Quad City Youth and their families, with special attention being given to the under-served."

QC promotes "Dreams Come True Trips" which provides students with three- to five-day educational trips to different sites around the country including Orlando, FL; Washington, DC; Chicago, IL; and St. Louis, MO. This summer the group will head to New York City. The group is also implementing a new anti-bullying campaign called "Unity Year-Around" which stresses that bullying should not be tolerated by anyone in the community at any time. The "World on a Plate Symposium" is a new addition to the Unity Fest International event organized by QC. This activity brings high school students and diverse business leaders together to help students develop skills that prepare them to compete in a global market.

In addition, "Swing into Education"-a golf tournament Moore organized-raised over $8,000 in area scholarships.

"The Paul Mann Memorial Human Relations Award is about giving back to those in need and helping people succeed. Ruben certainly embodies this award with his hard work and efforts on the job and in his community," said Tammy Wawro, president of the ISEA. "Ruben's compassion for helping others knows no bounds. The ISEA is proud to present Ruben with the Paul Mann Award."

The Paul Mann Memorial Human Relations Award honors an individual or group for exemplary contributions toward the advancement of human and civil rights. It is named in memory of Paul Mann, a veteran Des Moines teacher and human rights activist who passed away suddenly in September of 2006.

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