MIAMI—Robert F. Lasky, Special Agent in Charge of FBI Miami, announces the nomination of T. Willard Fair for the 2018 Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA).
Mr. Fair, the President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Miami, Inc., received the nomination based on his organization’s “We Rise Education Village” initiative that began in 2017.
The “We Rise” initiative was introduced into 13 K-12 public schools in Dade County, Florida, using a curriculum based training program designed to strengthen the entire community from senior citizen services, housing, economic development and other factors. The goal is to transform the Liberty City area of Miami into a stronger community.
Mr. Fair graduated from Johnson C. Smith University in 1961 with a B.A. in Sociology and earned a M.S.W degree from the Atlanta University School of Social Work in 1963. In addition to his position at the Urban League, he serves on several boards of directors including the Miami Business Forum.
The DCLA was created in 1990 as a way to honor individuals and organizations for their efforts combating crime, terrorism, drugs, and violence in America. The special agents in charge of each of the FBI’s 56 field offices nominate a worthy recipient each year as a way to recognize those who are making a difference in their communities.