Marlin Jackson Awarded Community Leader for Excellence in Education Award

On Friday, September 29th Rise Indy President and CEO Jasmin Shaheed Young hosted the first annual Rise Together luncheon at Newfields. During the event, Rise Indy awarded Fight for Life Foundation Founder & CEO, Marlin Jackson, with the inaugural RISE TOGETHER Community Leader for Excellence in Education Award. The RISE TOGETHER Community Leader for Excellence in Education Award honors exceptional leaders who passionately work to advance educational excellence, drive transformative change and equal opportunities for all students in Indianapolis — particularly students in historically marginalized communities.

For 15 years, through the Fight for Life Foundation, Marlin has made an impact on countless students. The team at Rise Indy is grateful alongside many others for Fight for Life Foundation’s work to support students by providing social-emotional learning programs to set them up for success. Thank you for all your passion, dedication and pouring back into the community for our children.

Message from Marlin:

“We aren’t doing this work for the acknowledgement or accolades, it’s simply about our kids, families, and communities! But–I do appreciate being acknowledged as the inaugural recipient of the Rise Together Community Leader for Excellence in Education Award!

Thank you to Rise Indy and Founder & CEO Jasmine Shaheed-Young! Your vision of equitable education is changing lives and reshaping our community! I look forward to Discovering exactly how we will work together to create a better tomorrow!”

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