The Youth Initiative of Adams County presented Latife Bulur Kowalski, North America Master Black Belt with Cummins Inc., with the 2018 ACYI Champion Award at our recent Catalyst for Change Breakfast on Friday, September 28, 2018.
The purpose of the Champion Award is to recognize leaders, partners, and organizations who:
- Demonstrate a strong vision and driving passion around results for children and youth in our community.
- Are propelling progress towards our shared community vision and mission.
- Inspire others to work together and set aside individual agenda.
- Have aligned their time, talent, or treasure to support Cradle to Career Success.
Latife has transformed the way ACYI’s Backbone Team supports the ACYI Partnership, and ultimately has accelerated ACYI to where we are today. Latife is a master at Continuous Improvement that she currently leads the Continuous Improvement effort for the North American Region of Cummins International – Cummins designs, manufactures, sells and services diesel and alternative fuel engines for a network of 500 company-owned and independent distributor facilities and approximately 7,500 dealer locations in more that 190 countries and territories.
Latife has supported the ACYI Partnership by…
- Building the capacity of our own ACYI team through training, mentoring, and coaching
- Helping our team develop the curricula for the ACYI Institute, which has jumpstarted a focus on continuous improvement across the ACYI Partnership
- Providing direct support to the Adams 12 Five Star School District Business Services Team in cultivating a culture of continuous improvement
- Helping position the ACYI Partnership to accomplish our vision and mission – building capability across the ACYI Partnership
Past recipients of the award include: Judge Don Quick of the 17th Judicial District; Dave Young, 17th Judicial District Attorney; City of Thornton Police Chief Randy Nelson; Rick Doucett, CEO of Community Reach Center; Valorie Ladwig, Executive Director of the Link; Chris Gdowski, Superintendent of Adams 12 Five Star Schools; Pastor Kim Skattum and Crossroads Church; and Kevin West, Director of Intervention Services School District 27J.
Congratulations Latife Bulur Kowalski on the well-deserved recognition!