Bronwyn’s Library Blog

NY Library Coordinator Wins Maybelline Education Award

Posted by bronwynr on January 12, 2009

Jessica Fenster-Sparber, CEO of Literacy for Incarcerated Teens and a library coordinator who works with New York City’s incarcerated youth, is among 10 winners of the Maybelline New York Beauty of Education award, given to those who have made a difference in their community by supporting educational initiatives.

At a ceremony held this week at the historic New York Public Library in Manhattan, Fenster-Sparber was honored for her work with Literacy for Incarcerated Teens, the only nonprofit organization that raises money to build libraries and literacy programs in the city’s juvenile detention centers. The program works with the New York City Department of Education and the Department of Juvenile Justice to ensure that all of the city’s detained youth have access to high-quality library materials and services. more » » » 


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