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The Multicultural Music Group and sixteen other New York City organizations were honored at the annual Union Square Awards celebration on Saturday, December 6th. Seven received the prestigious Union Square Award and a $50,000 grant for exceptional efforts addressing the critical social and economic issues facing New Yorkers. Ten received the Union Square Arts Award and a $35,000 grant in recognition of innovative work in the arts with youth and families in low-income communities.

“With minimal resources, these organizations are making extraordinary contributions to local neighborhoods. Given the current economic situation, thier work is vital to New York City,” says Executive Director Iris Morales.

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This year’s awardees work with diverse populations across the City including young people, new immigrant communities, the formerly incarcerated, and the disabled. They join 186 organizations that have previously received the Award since its founding in 1998. Awardees were recognized at a special ceremony at the historic Riverside Church in Manhattan. The MMG is deeply grateful for the recognition and contribution.