White House | Champions of Change Award - Fatherhood Initiative
While in the White House, President Obama joined with fathers around the country through the President’s Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative to send a strong message about personal responsibility while supporting dads who want to be there for their kids. This Initiative included support for local fatherhood programs, town halls around the nation, partnerships with outside organizations. The Champions of Change Award recognizes the importance of good fathers as role models in young children’s lives and have dedicated themselves to mentoring and supporting fathers across the country.
Carlos Duran is the recipient of the Champion of Change Award for his work through Hombres De Palabra and community engagement regarding fatherhood.
Washington Post Education Summit | 2013
Carlos Duran participated in the Washington Post Live Education Summit. Duran spoke on the topic of motivating children, particularly using the “Iron Man approach”. This summit was live streamed and recorded on the Washington Post Live webpage, and video clips may be accessed here.
NHCLC - National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference - 2013 Family Award
Men Of Their Word and its Founder Carlos Duran Receive the Award from the NHCLC and its President
Samuel Rodriguez, for its work across the country on behalf of the family
Keynote Address | CCAI Conference| 2013 - Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute
In April 2013, Carlos Duran, founder of Hombres de Palabra (Men of their Word), delivered at the Capito Building in Washingotn DC, a keynote address to a delegation of Guatemalan officials. Duran discussed the future of children in our communities, and the future of our nations.
“We are meeting today for a common cause. This common cause is the future of the children in our communities, and therefore the future of our nations. Because when it comes to children we are talking about the largest and most important natural resource and wealth in a nation; a richness that has to be cultivated, cared for, protected and educated so that it can reach its potential and write history.”
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