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Community Leadership 2010

Sylvia Rosales-Fike
Koshland Young Leader Awards 2010
Anna Halprin: San Francisco Foundation Community Leadership Awards 2010
Dr Washington Burns: San Francisco Foundation Community Leadership Awards 2010
East Bay Asian Local Development Center
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Anna Halprin, choreographer, winner of the San Francisco Foundation 2010 Community Leadership Awards (The Helen Crocker Russell Award) – for pioneering the post-modern dance movement. For more than 60 years, she has been a seminal force in dance and music and has developed and performed dances that teach, inspire, heal, and transform. Her creativity and experimentation break the walls between art and life, creating opportunities for generations of artists.

Dr. Washington Burns is the executive director of the Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement, for working tirelessly to meet the needs and better the lives of West Oakland residents. A retired pathologist, Dr. Burns is at the heart of PJCCE’s health and human services, education, literacy, arts, and cultural programs for residents of all ages. A trusted community organizer and partner, he inspires others to narrow disparities in health and social services access and to strengthen their own community. In the spirit of The San Francisco Foundation Award, made to an individual demonstrating exemplary commitment to improving human relations in the Bay Area.

The East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation has earned the John R. May Award for transforming neighborhoods and creating new economic opportunities for low-income communities. EBALDC’s innovative projects weave together housing, economic development, and historic preservation, reaching deep into diverse communities. The John R, May Award honors organizational initiatives in response to a significant contemporary problem.

Sylvia Rosales-Fike is the founder, president and chief executive officer of AnewAmerica Corporation. She has earned the Robert C. Kirkwood Award made to an individual in recognition of outstanding community service, commitment and inspired leadership. Sylvia has spearheaded social and economic development opportunities that empower individuals to improve their economic lives. Her innovative, passionate, and collaborative spirit enables immigrants to bring their own families out of poverty. Sylvia has founded organizations including CARECEN, Community Bank of the Bay, and AnewAmerica and received a San Francisco Foundation award in 2010.



Project Team

Producer & Director: Sophie Constantinou


The San Francisco Foundation recognizes individuals and organizations whose leadership makes a significant impact in Bay Area communities. This work may confront societal or civic issues, address health or environmental concerns, or promote arts and humanities.

For the past 12 years, Citizen Film has created short documentaries distilling these extraordinary stories into resonant documentary films. These productions premiere at the San Francisco Foundation’s annual Community Leadership Awards, an evening of food, fun and film for the entire Bay Area community. Organizations and their leaders then utilize those films for years as a way to communicate the need for and impact of their work.

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March 23, 2015