2023 Global Citizen Award
October 2023 – EBSC received the 2023 Global Citizen Award from the East Bay Chapter of the United Nations Association. This award recognizes and represents our impact to raise hope and positive change in the area of human rights.
2023 Ethnic Media Award
August 2023 – The Radio B’alam – Voces Maya team received the 2023 Ethnic Media Award from the California Ethnic Media Services (one of the six winners, selected from 300 media outlet applicants). This award celebrates our team’s exemplary and inclusive social media coverage within the Mam community.
“It’s a Facebook live presentation that is so dynamic and accessible that it feels like a feature story. The group has an impressive reach in the community with over 50,000 followers. In this country, Indigenous migrants must often fend for themselves. Here, they showcase their autonomous and organizing capabilities.”– Rubén Martínez, Journalist, Author, and Musician
October 2017 – Sister Maureen was awarded a lifetime achievement award through the Catholic Campaign for Human Development for her work with refugees, asylum-seekers, and undocumented minor children.
2017 – EBSC one of three nonprofits to receive the Espíritu Award from the Isabel Allende Foundation for our work with immigrant women and girls. The Espíritu Award was established in 2001 and is proactively granted to celebrate, honor and support exemplary work in the Foundation’s areas of interest.
OUR VERY OWN ESBC STAFF MICHAEL SMITH HONORED BY HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA!
February 2014 – His Holiness the Dalai Lama honored Michael Smith as an “Unsung Hero of Compassion” for his work with EBSC. The award, presented to 50 individuals from around the world, recognizes outstanding leadership and commitment to compassionate work. EBSC congratulates Michael Smith on this notable achievement. A webcast of the event and Michael Smith’s story are available.