Wieckowski to recognize three honorees at 6th Annual African American Heritage Leadership Awards

San Francisco Supervisor Malia Cohen will deliver opening remarks

February 23, 2017

San Lorenzo – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) will honor three awardees who are making a positive impact in the 10th Senate District at his 6th Annual African American Heritage Leadership Awards, at 3:30 p.m., Friday, February 24 in the San Lorenzo Library, 395 Paseo Grande.  The awards program is part of the Senator’s celebration of Black History Month.

The honorees are the Afro-American Cultural & Historical Society of the Tri-City Area and Hayward; Stan Hebert III, associate vice president of family and community relations at California State University, East Bay; and Margaret Jackson, founder of Business on the Edge.

San Francisco Supervisor Malia Cohen will make opening remarks.  Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan will also speak at the event.

“This year’s honorees all share a strong desire to lift people up through mentoring, education and building community networks,” Wieckowski said.  “Over the years, they have brought people together to share their history, build upon their experiences and empower each other to achieve their goals.”

The Afro-American Cultural & Historical Society, founded in 1974, provides a vehicle for people to engage in educational and cultural activities and to network with other multi-ethnic groups in the region.  It holds an annual Martin Luther King, Jr. event to celebrate the late civil rights leader’s life and legacy.   

Jackson owns a small business coaching company and is a frequent seminar speaker.  She has published several articles on business issues and entrepreneurship.  She host a live weekly radio show “Money 2.0 Business on the Edge with Margaret Jackson” on AM 1220 KDOW in the Bay Area.  She is a sought after coach and successful business woman. 

Hebert created community and parent-involvement programs at CSU, East Bay, where he has worked since 2007.  He developed the Kaleidoscope Student Mentoring Program and co-founded the Sankofa Scholars learning community for transfer students. He has a long service in higher education and previously worked at CSU, Dominguez Hills and Cal Poly Pomona.  He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves and completed his undergraduate work at CSU, East Bay.  

Senator Wieckowski’s 10th Senate District includes southern Alameda County and northeast Santa Clara County.