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News Release CONTACT: Andrew Scott, Communications ManagerNovember 2, 2011 (202) 656-1031FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Andrew@Mobilize.org Millennial Leaders Convene in NYC to Discuss Solutions to America’s Critical Social ProblemsWashington, D.C. – Mobilize.org is excited to announce that CEO Maya Enista Smith is a recipientof this year’s Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman 2011 EXCEL Award for non-profit leadershipin Washington, D.C.New York, New York – On Nov. 11-12, more than 120 Millennial civic entrepreneurs and leaders fromacross the country will convene at the Macaulay Honors College and the New Community College atCUNY to collaborate and share innovative strategies that address the nation’s critical social problems.Participants in Mobilize.org’s two-day Millennial Leadership Summit will engage in dialogue with localand national civic leaders including Veronica M. White of the NYC Center for Economic Opportunity,Mary Hines of American Express, Scott Heiferman of Meetup.com, Jake Wood and William McNulty ofTeam Rubicon, and Trish Tchume of Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) National amongother prominent leaders in technology, social entrepreneurship and economic development.“Our generation is increasingly looked upon to create solutions to social and economical disparitiesfacing America,” Mobilize.org CEO Maya Enista Smith said. “This summit brings together leaders of allages from the public and private sectors to discuss what it will take to support this type of change.”Discussion topics during the summit will include national unemployment and poverty rates, veteransissues and voter engagement for the 2012 presidential elections. The summit will feature keynotespeakers in social entrepreneurship and civic engagement fields, leadership development and trainingopportunities on community organizing, communications/media, fundraising and strategicpartnerships.Sponsors for the Mobilize.org Millennial Leadership Summit include American Express, the Bill andMelinda Gates Foundation, The City University of New York, the John S. and James L. KnightFoundation, Lumina Foundation, and Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.For more information and a complete schedule of events, please visit www.Mobilize.org/NYCSummitor contact Mobilize.org Communications Manager, Andrew Scott at Andrew@Mobilize.org.About Mobilize.orgMobilize.org empowers and invests in Millennials to create and implement solutions to socialproblems. Utilizing technology and social networking to connect Millennials on and offline, Mobilize.orgconvenes Millennials from around the country to discuss issues impacting the Millennial Generationand to develop sustainable solutions to address them. ###