Taller San Jose - Awards and Recognition

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Awards and Recognition


Taller San Jose | Shawna Smith | Sister Eileen McNerney | Press Room

Through the years, Taller San Jose and its leadership have received the following awards and recognition.



 2011  First Place, Home Builders Council's Design & Build Competition (Read article)



 2008 Taller San Jose won international recognition by receiving one of three Changemakers Awards. This competition, sponsored by Ashoka, identifies the most innovative approaches to helping a generation of young people around the world fulfill their potential and become healthy, successful adults. (Read article)



 2008 Neighborhood Builders Award, Bank of America



 2008 Second Place, Home Builders Council's Design & Build Competition




Strategic Partner Award, Citi





Education Construction Award, State of California by the Associated General Contractors





Spirit of Giving Award, Ameriquest





Ruby Slippers Award, Building Industry Association of Orange County





Taller San Jose was identified by the Pew Partnerships as one of 19 Solutions for America - programs that address critical issues in society in a creative and effective manner





Promising Practice Award, Center for Religion and Civic Culture at the University of Southern California





Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez






Community Inspiration Award, Orange County Public Safety and Reentry Committee




40 Under 40, OC Metro Magazine


  2011 Woman of Influence Award, Senator Lou Correa




Marano Fellow, Aspen Institute




Cardinal Bernadin New Leadership Award Finalist, The Catholic Campaign for Human Development





  2011 Elected Assistant General Superior of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange



  2010 Ambassador of Peace Award, Violence Commission of Orange County




Women in Business Award, Orange County Business Journal




Women Making a Mark in Orange County, Orange County United Way




  2008 Legacy of a Lifetime Award, Orange County Community Foundation



  2007 Community Service Award, National Hispanic Businesswomen of Orange County



  2007 Purpose Prize Fellow, Civic Ventures



  2006 James Irvine Leadership Award, State of California



  2005 Community Service Award, National Hispanic Businesswomen of Orange County



  2005 Hearts on Fire Award, Loyola Institute for Spirituality



  2005 Author, A Story of Suffering and Hope, Paulist Press



  2004 Hispanic Influentials Award: Community Service, Orange County United Way



  2003 Outstanding Founder Award, Association of Fundraising Professionals



  2002 Representative of the City of Santa Ana, Roundtable with President George W. Bush



  2000 State of California, Woman of the Year, 69th Assembly District



  1998 State of California, Woman of the Year, 72nd Assembly District