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Music Changing Lives in LA

2014
Francis Eleanor Smith Award
Awarded by American Mothers, the Francis Eleanor Smith Award is presented annually to a mother or non-profit organization which demonstrates charitable and loving characteristics.
2013
HALO Award
For Diane Louie, Music Director. The Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation’s HALO Award recognizes volunteers who go above and beyond to promote the betterment of their communities, and the nonprofit organizations whose work motivates and supports such volunteers.

26th District SHeroes Award
For Myka Miller, Executive Director and Dr. Margaret Martin, Founder. The award from Senator Curren Price pays tribute to extraordinary women who are committed to their professions and communities.

2012
Partners in Educational Excellence Award
For Harmony Project’s Beyond the Bell Youth Orchestra Program. Awarded by the Association of California School Administrators for Region XVI for exemplary school-community partnerships that promote effective educational performance, enhanced student achievement and strong community involvement in educational quality.
2011
Women Who Make a Difference Award
Awarded by Town & Country Magazine/Longines Company to Dr. Margaret Martin, Founder.

Service to the Community Award
From CHK Foundation in appreciation for the thousands of students whose lives are enriched immeasurably through music.

Presidential Citizens Medal
For Dr. Margaret Martin, Founder. Awarded by President Barack Obama, the Presidential Citizens Medal is the nation’s second highest civilian honor.

2010
Nonprofit Achievement Award
From Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Los Angeles Chapter in celebration of the 25th National Philanthropy Day.

Woman of Distinction Award
Awarded by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to Dr. Margaret Martin, Founder.

2009
2009: Coming Up Taller Award
Awarded by the President’s Committee on the Arts & Humanities in a White House ceremony by First Lady Michelle Obama, the award is the nation’s highest honor for an arts-based youth program.