Forging Hope Yawa' Awards Honors Four Nonprofits

San Manuel Cares

Four nonprofit organizations were presented with the Yawa’ award at the 14th Annual Forging Hope Yawa’ Awards, held at Yaamava' Theater March 19. The organizations were recognized for their dedication in serving communities in ways that fulfill the Tribe's Giving Pillars: Inspiring Our Future Through Education, Empowering Lives, Reinforcing Healthy and Resilient Communities, and Preserving Cultural Traditions and Empowering Indian Country. These organizations embody the time-honored Serrano concept of Yawa’ by making a significant impact in their communities. This year’s recipients are:

•   California Indian Nations College  
•   Keres Children’s Learning Center   
•   National Indian Child Welfare Association   
•   The Salvation Army