On October 20, 2011, Dr.
Margaret Martin and Project Harmony
received the Presidential Citizens Medal. Dr.
Martin, an alumna of LACC, was selected out of 6000 nominations to
receive this honor for her work with Project Harmony. Project
Harmony (founded by Dr. Martin) is an award-winning nonprofit
organization that targets at-risk youth in underserved areas of Los
Angeles. They promote positive youth development through on-going
year-round music lessons and ensemble participation.
below is the link to Project Harmony and the medal ceremony.
1. Visit http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/44982562#44982562 to
see last Thursday's Nightly News (from New York) with Brian
Williams, which featured Harmony Project, in celebration of Margaret
as a 2011 Presidential Citizens Medal recipient. In addition
to the piece that was aired on Thursday night, Oct 20th, there are
additional pieces posted on the msnbc website. The NBC piece
was beautifully done.
White House website, where you can view the entire 2011 Presidential
Citizen's Medal event, including President Obama's
Harmony Project is prominently featured in a one-hour episode of an
incredible series called "Turning Point".
Margaret's interview on Fox 5 News, Washington