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.

  • Received the 2022 Gold Seal of Transparency.
  • FLY was awarded as a part of the Juvenile Justice Gender Responsive Task Force in Santa Clara County for the 2022 Bold Steps for Children Award.
  • Received the 2021 Nonprofit of the Year Award.
  • FLY’s founder was one of the first in the United States to receive the Ashoka Fellowship for social entrepreneurship in the field of juvenile justice
  • James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award for developing powerful and effective solutions to address problems of statewide importance in the field of juvenile crime.
  • FLY was selected by the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation to participate in their three-year PropelNext Initiative to build organizational capacity for growth and scale.
  • FLY’s President & CEO received the 49ers Frontline Hero of the Game award
  • 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
  • Community Partner Award from Stanford University
  • Jefferson Award for Public Service from CBS 5 News
  • Excellence in Volunteer Management award from the Volunteer Center of San Mateo and San Francisco