Human Relations - January 17, 2018
The City Council and the Human Relations Commission honored two city residents as the 2018 recipients of the Martin Luther King Jr. Young Dreamers Award at the City Council meeting Jan. 16.
The Young Dreamers Award honors two emerging or proven young adult city residents between the ages of 18 and 40 who have made a tangible difference in the lives of those who otherwise might have been overlooked, ignored or disadvantaged.
Honored this year are Magalie Yacinthe, 31, the owner of Yacinthe Event Services in Winston Salem; and the Rev. Enrique Catana Ramiro, 35, a community health coordinator for FaithHealthNC at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Yacinthe was honored for her efforts to support young entrepreneurs in Winston-Salem through such activities as the Entrepreneurs Ecosystem of Forsyth County, Venture Café, Center for Creative Economy and Millennial Mondays.
In honoring Ramiro, the commission cited his work to "uplift the marginalized in our community" and his dedication to "walking along side individuals that are experiencing a health crisis."
The Human Relations Commission established the Young Dreamers Award in 2009 to encourage young adults to participate in philanthropic, altruistic community involvement that is in the spirit of how Martin Luther King Jr. lived and encouraged others to live.