2008 Recipient of the

Bertha Wolf-Rosenthal Award for

Outstanding Community Service

Vincent Chew, AHO Youth Outreach Advisor – Vincent, age 20, brings many years of experience with homelessness, drugs, gangs and violence in Marin County and New York to the AHO board. In 2008 Vince received the prestigious State Community Leadership Bertha Wolf Rosenthal Award and a $5,500 Stipend from the Liberty Hill Foundation over 500 other nominations statewide. Vince is currently employed by AHO, living in an apartment with peers and working toward his educational goals at College of Marin taking 21 units for a career in nursing. He was selected as an intern for the Kaiser Permanente Summer Internship program and volunteers as an intern for the Marin Education Fund. Vince engages youth and adults alike, as an advocate and spokesperson of his experience on the CA Research Bureau’s panels on youth homelessness in Sacramento, CA..Vince does alcohol policy work and civil engagement as a Youth Commissioner for Youth Leadership Institute (YLI). His other community work includes Youth Court and the ACLU along with 2 years on Marin County School’s Peer Summit committee and speaker for Marin Parent University. In addition to a career in nursing Vince aspires to a future in politics as a member of the Board of Supervisors of Marin County. The Marin Independent Journal featured Vince and his contribution to the community on the front page on July 2008

“Marin teen turns a corner on the gang life” – Marin Independent Journal, 07/17/08

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