Anthony Caples receives Black Excellence Award for Community Leadership from Milwaukee Times
Feb. 25. 2013 College News - Anthony Caples, Community Outreach Coordinator in the Institute for Health and Society’s Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI), received the Black Excellence Award for Community Leadership from the Milwaukee Times weekly newspaper. Caples will receive the award at the publication’s award ceremony on Feb. 22.
"It is important to have individuals on the team who are recognized and respected in the community,” said Staci A. Young, PhD, Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Senior Faculty Director of the Violence Prevention Initiative. “Anthony's commitment to Milwaukee and his involvement in faith-based networks have been great contributions."
“Anthony serves an important role with the Violence Prevention Initiative to foster and nurture relationships within the Milwaukee community,” said Kerry Solum, VPI Program Manager. “Anthony has over 20 years experience working in violence prevention efforts with youth and families in Milwaukee. He exhibits leadership skills in the Milwaukee community by his involvement with community efforts such as the Saving Black Boys Initiative through UW-Milwaukee, working with local police officers to plan the annual STOP Back to School Bash (Students Talking it Over with Police), and collaborating with other Milwaukee Youth Leadership Councils through Cardinal Stritch’s Pebbles of Peace Conference series to collectively advance leadership skills in Milwaukee youth. Anthony also provides mentoring opportunities with the VPI’s Youth Leadership Council members that have enabled youth to break through the everyday challenges to succeed academically, socially and personally. The VPI is grateful for Anthony’s continued leadership in the Milwaukee community!”