Awards & Recognition
From state and
local awards, to recognition by The White House, the ABC's programs
and approach have been heralded as groundbreaking efforts that have
brought dependent care issues to the forefront.
Here you will
find a list of the awards and accolades the ABC has proudly received
on behalf of its 18 Champions, 50 local partners, and their employees.
AWLP named the ABC one of three winners of the 2006 Innovative Excellence Award for its elder care program, "Powerful Tools for Caregivers Online" (PTO). Click here to learn more about the PTO program and the pilot results.
The ABC won
a Moving into the Future award from
the Conference Board's Work-Life Leadership Council for Leadership
in connecting to communities as a result of it's innovative partnership
with the National Association for Child Care Resource and Referral
Agencies (NACCRRA) to improve the quality of child and school-age
care in communities throughout the United States. The ABC developed
web-based train-the-trainer sessions for NACCRRA trainers on 18
of its most successful training models. Training sessions resulted
in 925 trainings scheduled to be implemented in 2003 in 39 communities.
The train-the-trainer sessions were recorded and archived on NACCRRA's
website in an effort to continue the ability to support community
efforts to improve the quality of care for working families.
Mike Shum of IBM accepted the award on behalf
of the American Business Collaboration for Quality Dependent Care
(ABC) at the Conference Board's 2003 Work-Life Conference entitled
Work-Life at a Crossroads: Providing Leadership on Tough Issues
which was held on June 17 & 18, 2003 in New York City. The Moving
into the Future Award honors innovative programs, creative solutions,
and work-life leaders that address the issues and challenges of
today's workforce and workplace.
The ABC's before-
and after-school programs and Grandparents Raising Children programs
were highlighted in a presentation at the Federal Child Care Summit,
attended by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Tipper Gore.
The ABC received
the Ron Speed Award, which acknowledges exemplary leadership and
excellence for collaborations between corporations and communities.
of Minnesota recognized the ABC's Summer of Service (SOS) program
in Rochester,MN, presenting them the Star Award for outstanding
service and service-learning practice.
The Mayor of
Phoenix, AZ honored the ABC-sponsored Emergency Service Program
(ESP) with the City of Phoenix Excellence Award.
North Carolina, James Hunt, voiced his support and appreciation
for the recently-accredited ABC School-Age Programs in North Carolina
at a State Capitol event.
Resource Van (Care-A-Van) was selected as one of Ohio's BEST Practices
Project was recognized by the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury as
a successful model for collaboration among businesses to support
child care. Recognition appeared in a report released by the Secretary's
Task Force on Child Care.
The ABC's Bridge
Project was recognized at Vice President Al Gore's Family Reunion
The ABC was
cited as a model for businesses during the White House Child Care
Conference, hosted by President Clinton and First Lady, Hillary
The ABC was
selected as a winner of the Catalyst Award. The Catalyst Award
honors innovative approaches with proven results taken by companies
to address the recruitment, development, and advancement of all
managerial women, including women of color. (1993 corporate champions:
Allstate Insurance Company, American Express Company, Amoco Corporation,
AT&T, Eastman Kodak Company, Exxon Corporation, IBM Corporation,
Johnson & Johnson, Motorola, The Travelers Corporation, Xerox