MCC employee receives Mother Evelyn O’Neill Award

Barbara Friedmann, outreach manager for the MCC Institute for Workforce Innovation, received the 2014 Mother Evelyn O’Neill Award today.  The award, presented by St. Teresa’s Academy, recognizes excellence in leadership, community service or educational reform.  Barb was honored for her long-standing role as a community leader and activist in the Kansas City area.

Barb has served as a consultant to numerous nonprofit organizations.  She founded and served as the executive director of the Coalition for Community Collaboration.  She also founded the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program of Johnson County, where volunteers are trained to represent the interests of abused or neglected children.

In addition to being a community leader who has made an impact on thousands of students, parents, nonprofit personnel and colleagues through her emphasis on collaboration and relationship building, Barb is an educator, author and mentor.

Please join us in congratulating Barb for receiving this special honor.