Youth For Understanding USA (YFU), a global leader in nonprofit educational exchanges, recently presented Dean Marci Tuzinsky of Community High School with its inaugural Award for Education and Innovation at its annual fundraising gala in Washington, DC.
“We are so proud of what Dean Tuzinsky has accomplished at Community High School and for her commitment to including YFU students in her educational goals,” said Michael E. Hill, President & CEO of YFU. “At YFU, we are committed to opening minds and hearts, enabling learning that transforms lives, and ultimately helping to make us citizens of one world. Through her collaborative and innovative work that’s exactly what Dean Tuzinsky is providing to her students and to ours.”
The Award for Education Innovation was created to celebrate and recognize educators who make significant contributions to the field of education through their service and commitment to the value and importance of cultural exchange and experience of students. Dean Tuzinsky was selected because of her leadership and unfailing dedication to the importance of cross cultural exchange at Community High School.
Welcoming students since 1972, Community High School is one of the oldest public magnet schools in the country. With a focus on college prep, this rigorous academic college preparatory school operates with an open classroom model, fostering unique learning opportunities where students often are able to design their own coursework (sometimes courses too) in support of self-initiated learning.
The global YFU network, consisting of partners in more than 70 different countries, is united by the belief that curiosity about the world expands cultural awareness and acceptance of other ways to live, which leads to broader perspective and greater understanding. YFU’s unique intercultural