We are so moved by how our amazing nonprofit client, The Holocaust Documentation and Education Center (HDEC), has continued to educate students and challenge modern-day racism during the pandemic.

Even though schools have long been closed, the Dania Beach-based nonprofit was still able to award South Florida student winners from its annual contests in visual arts and writing. We’re equally proud of all of the students and teachers involved, who all met the contests’ entry deadlines and rolled with the punches – using iPhones, Email, etc. – to make sure that they could still participate in these events. There were 131 entries in total, and 20 winners across each category!

This year’s theme for the “Olga & Eugene Guttman” contest was “Why Survivors Are Our Heroes,” and the “Simple Act of Kindness” contest’s theme asked students to think about how their actions impact others.

These themes feel incredibly timely right now, given the urgent need for compassion, empathy, kindness, and heroism during this global pandemic and our nation’s current revolution. We commend HDEC for upholding its mission to provide educational outreach programming for teachers and students despite these truly unprecedented times.

We are also honored to share the amazing artwork of one of the winners with you below!

Ashley Philips, 12th Grade, Charles W. Flanagan High School.
Overall Art Winner for the Holocaust Documentation & Education Center’s “Olga & Eugene Guttman” contest. 

View the feature in the Sun Sentinel here

Head shot of Hannah Colson

Hannah Colson

Account Executive

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