9th District congressman Steve Cohen has been named “Man of the Year: by a local group concerned with urban research and development. The award was announced Tuesday and will be presented to Cohen at an event scheduled for June 20th.
Following is a press release on the subject.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 26, 2009
Congressman Steve Cohen Chosen as 110 Institute’s
“2009 Man of the Year”
Award to be presented at Youth Mentoring Event June 20th
Memphis - Congressman Steve Cohen has been selected as the 2009 “Man of the Year” by the 110 Institute, a Memphis-based urban research and development organization. “Congressman Cohen was chosen based on his years of dedicated service to the urban community, his work on behalf of single-mothers raising young sons, his support for education funding, and for being an outstanding Congressman”, said Institute director Tony Nichelson.
Steve Cohen has served the Memphis community for more than three decades, first in the State Senate, and now as Congressman for the Ninth Congressional District of Tennessee. “The Congressman, along with Senator Riley Darnell, made room for, and mentored an inexperienced young Intern in their Senate office back in 1985, Nichelson said. “That young Intern was me, and Congressman Cohen’s commitment to youth leadership was evident even then. I’m happy to call him a friend, and to be able to bestow our ‘Man of the Year’ award to him.”
The 2009 “Man of the Year” award will be presented at a Father’s Day Mentoring Event called, “Becoming the Man of the House”, Saturday, June 20, 2009, at the National Civil Rights Museum. The 110 Institute, in collaboration with Citadel Broadcasting, Soul Classics 103.5, the Tri-State Defender newspaper, and the National Civil Rights Museum, are hosting 110 boys being raised in single-parent homes, for a full-day Mentoring Event.
The initiative brings together 120 men from various careers, to work directly with the invited boys, teaching hands-on skills, guiding a brief tour of the Museum, with a special focus on the “Birmingham Children’s Crusade”, and will also feature an introduction to the wisdom of Proverbs and the teachings of the Chinese philosopher, Confucius.