For David Senk, entrepreneurship is more than just a vocation – it’s in his blood.
“My grandma ran an ice cream shop, a pet grooming service, and opened one of the first used book stores in Miami,” David explained. “My mom sold organic vegetables that she grew in her garden and my Aunt Ida had a knitting store in Harlem back in the 60s’.”
However, David’s desire to follow his family members’ example while expressing himself through the arts would serve as a source of internal conflict as he entered adulthood.
“I’ve been a creative all my life, but people were always telling me ‘You’re not going to make any money; you’re not going to be successful’.”
Adela Trujillo, the Director of Family Wellness at the Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico (CAASNM), was selected as one of ten honorees for the Lewis Hine Award. The award is named for Lewis Wickes Hine, an early 20th century muckraker whose photos of child labor practices were instrumental to the passage of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, a federal law that protected children from workplace exploitation. Since 1987, the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) has annually recognized ten people across the nation – five volunteers and five professionals – for their exemplary records of service to children and young adults