Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Heidi Hardin acknowledged

Heidi Hardin, a Bayview Footprints Co-Founder and the heart behind Think Round Inc., is Bayview’s newest recipient of a Jefferson Award for Public Service for her work using art to educate Bayview Hunters Point’s children about the environment and the importance of family and community.

A video featuring several students from Willie Brown Academy who have participated in a ceramic tile project can be seen on CBS 5's website.

Heidi put down roots in Bayview Hunters Point as a Shipyard Artist, and has worked with hundreds of the community’s children through arts programming she has been developing since 1991. She also served on the Shipyard Citizen's Advisory Committee (CAC) from 1991 to 2003, and as a Commissioner of the Southeast Community Facility Commission from 1999 to 2003.

When asked how she felt about her award, Heidi responded characteristically: “I consider it ours. It especially belongs to the many children and their families, teachers and principals, nonprofits, community centers, senior facilities, community service committees and commissions that have been such an important part of my work.”

Congratulations Heidi Hardin…and thank you!

Pictured: Heidi at a 2008 Bayview Footprints "First Thursday" event at the Roadhouse Cafe on 3rd Street.

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