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The Renewal Awards – we won!

It’s official – New Moms has won The Atlantic and Allstate Renewal Award! New Moms was one of five nonprofits selected from over 9,300 public nominations. A team of The Atlantic journalists and editors narrowed these submissions down to 12 finalists who were then evaluated by a combination of public voting and an outside panel of judges who made the final selection of the award winners. All five winners receive a grant of $40,000 distributed over two years. Additionally, Allstate will provide executive leadership training and a host of opportunities to share our mission and impact.

This award is truly the result of our collective efforts to share the mission of New Moms. Thank you for joining in the campaign to share the vote with your networks. Though voting was just a portion of the evaluation – I am confident that the strong community of support that came from your efforts elevated New Moms to the top 5 winners!

The Atlantic has published a wonderful article online called How to Build Community in an Era of Division by Ron Brownstein. This is a great read, shedding light on how the respective work of each organization brings communities together, strengthening the fabric of our society.

Jenna Hammond, New Moms Director of Development & Communications, had the opportunity to represent New Moms at The Renewal Summit in New York City last week to accept the award and participate on a panel discussion.

You can watch The Renewal Summit below, and find the panel discussion at these time marks 0:45:13min – 1:10min

It is a beautiful thing to see the hard work of our participants, staff, volunteers, and the faithfulness of our supporters acknowledged on this national platform. The work of New Moms is only possible because of the many people who have invested their time, talent, and resources into this mission.

Thank you!

Laura Zumdahl
President & CEO