CitiWide’s Excellence and Awards Page
CitiWide’s target population is youth ages 14 to 21. Since our existence, CitiWide has provided services to more than 15,500 youth and their families. CitiWide strives to prove excellence through awards, honors and citations. It is this commitment to excellence which has resulted in over eighty (80%) percent of CitiWide program participants finding jobs related to their training, and frequently return to volunteer their time to help others in need. Technology is integrated into all CitiWide programs and curriculum to equip students with the skills needed for today’s technology-dependent workplace. Our Training Center Graduates are empowered to continue their education or go to work in a variety of challenging information technology or academic fields. Our vision is to “train tomorrow’s youthful workforce today”. We strive to sustain our organization by conducting ourselves professionally and ethically. CitiWide employs skillful and dedicated staff and taps into the community for experienced and committed volunteers to help in attaining our vision. The following summarizes the awards, citations, and honors CitiWide has received since 1993:
Awards, Honors, Citations and Evidence of Excellence:
- 2013: CitiWide’s founder received the Institutional Builder Award from D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray.
- 2012: Certificate of Honor – DC Mayor’s Office on African Affairs for transforming people lives by providing community services to low-income families
- 2012: Certificate of Honor – Mignon Innis Ford Foundation for transforming people lives by providing community services to low-income families in DC.
- 2011: Best of Washington DC Award in Technology and Health, by the U.S. Commerce Association
- 2009: Certificate of Appreciation – Project Empower, DC Department of Employment Services
- 2007: Certificate of Merit awarded to CitiWide by the Administrator, DC Department of Human Services for investing in the future of vulnerable youth and their families through education and service.
- 2006: Certificate of Recognition for contributions to enrich the lives/experiences to the children and families of the District of Columbia. Issued by the D.C. Department of Human Services (IMA).
- 2006: Georgetown University Public Policy Institute: Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Management Award.
- 2004: Award presented to Mr. Chuukwu, the Executive Director, by the President of APA/AVAPL in appreciation for his Exemplary Service.
- 2004: Award of Membership by CTCNET for providing community technology to low-income families.
- 2003: District of Columbia Executive Office of the Mayor on Strengthening Partners Initiatives (SPI), 1st Group Graduate & Perfect Attendance Award.
- 2003: CitiWide signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the DC Agenda to help implement the Mayor’s Literacy Initiatives in the District.
- 2003: Participated in the Equipped For The Future Training (EFF), a National Institute For Literacy’s (NIFL).
- 2003: Mr. Chuukwu was honored with an “Outstanding Community Technology Leader Award” at the Education BrainTrust Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus. This award honors individuals who have shown remarkable leadership and initiative bringing technology training to communities with low-access to technology.
- 2003: CitiWide was one of the first 20 local community-based organizations to receive Lifelong Learning Coach from the D.C. State Education Office through the Mayor’s Literacy Initiatives.
- 2002: Excellence in Project Management Award (D.C. Dept. of Human Services) IMA.
- 2002: District of Columbia Government Awards: Community Service Awards by D.C. Department of Human Services (Income Maintenance Administration).
- 2001: CitiWide’s founder was voted Technology Chair for the All Faith Consortium.
- 2001: Community Service Awards by The Julia West Hamilton League
- 2001: Certificate of Award from CompTIA for Shaping Standards for a Convergent World.
- 2001: Radio One – Civic Spirit Participation Award for cooperation and support of low-income families.
- 1999: Community Service Awards by United Planning Organization
- 1998: CitiWide founder, Anthony Chuukwu, is appointed by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton as the Executive Director of the Congressional Arts Committee.
- 1997: Youth Service Award: United Planning Organization.
- 1996: Honorable Mention by the Congress Woman Eleanor Holmes Norton for participating in the Congressional Arts Committee for Washington DC Public Schools.