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.

The Governor 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.


Governor of 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.

ABC's Ohio Resource Van (Care-A-Van) was selected as one of Ohio's BEST Practices in education.


ABC's Bridge 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 Conference.

The ABC was cited as a model for businesses during the White House Child Care Conference, hosted by President Clinton and First Lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton.


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 Corporation)



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