Awards and Recognition

Recognized Nationally, Regionally and Locally

With an innovative approach and consistently outstanding results, FLY has received local, national and state recognition for our work:

  • 2014 – Santa Clara County Office of Education award in recognition of FLY’s commitment to improving the lives of Alternative Education youth in our community.
  • 2013 – Edna McConnell Clark Foundation; selected as one of only 12 agencies in the United States to participate in their two year PropelNext program to build organizational capacity for growth and scale.
  • 2012 – James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award for developing powerful and effective solutions to address problems of statewide importance: juvenile crime.
  • 2010 – Ashoka Fellowship for social entrepreneurship; one of the first agencies in the United States to receive this award in the field of juvenile justice.
  • 2008 – San Mateo County Excellence in Nonprofit Volunteer Management Award.
  • 2007 – Community Partnership Award from Stanford University.
  • Other- Jefferson Award for Public Service; Bay Area Women of Distinction; City of San Jose and County of Santa Clara Human Rights Awards; Santa Clara County School Boards’ Association, Glenn W. Hoffmann Exemplary Program Award for reducing school violence.