Greater Sacramento Urban League Honors Verizon’s Elva Lima With the President’s Award

May 5, 2009

Lima Recognized for Unwavering Commitment to Bringing Opportunity, Equality and Economic Self-Reliance to Underserved Communities

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 5 /PRNewswire/ – Elva Lima’s commitment to fostering educational and economic opportunities in disadvantaged communities has earned the Verizon vice president of strategic programs the Greater Sacramento Urban League’s prestigious President’s Award.

The award is given to outstanding leaders and organizations whose efforts, generosity and understanding of key issues have touched the lives of many people. In 2008, Lima helped establish the Urban Youth Empowerment Program, which provides a learning environment where at-risk young adults can learn life and job skills, increase academic skills, earn a GED, and enroll in career education. In addition, Lima is a member of the Urban League’s Board of Directors and has actively supported the organization’s programs.

“Elva Lima has gone above and beyond for the Urban League, with her passion and keen understanding of the challenges our communities face,” said President and CEO James Shelby. “The Greater Sacramento Urban League is proud to honor her leadership to empower underserved communities to secure economic self-reliance, equality and social justice.”

Lima said, “It is an honor to receive this award and to be part of an organization that touches so many lives for the better.

About The Greater Sacramento Urban League

The Greater Sacramento Urban League pursues a mission to enable African Americans, other minorities and the underserved to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights. The organization carries out its mission at the local state and national levels through direct services, advocacy, research, policy analysis, community mobilization, collaboration and communications. A 501 (c) (3) organization, GSUL is committed to being the premier social services, educational and technology training center in the Sacramento Region.

SOURCE The Greater Sacramento Urban League

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