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The Lemonade Circle Honored with Carver IMPACT Award

We are absolutely thrilled to share some incredible news! The Lemonade Circle had the immense honor of receiving the Carver IMPACT Award at the glittering 2023 Cavalcade Gala on Saturday, December 2nd, 2023. The event took place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, and what a night it was! 🌟

A Night of Recognition and Celebration

Sharing the stage with outstanding organizations and individuals, The Lemonade Circle stood tall among the recipients. Congratulations to Celebrate Dyslexia Schools, San Antonio African American Community Archive & Museum, Musical Bridges Around the World, Andrea Vocab Sanderson, and Christopher Reese. It was truly an honor to be in the company of such incredible changemakers.

Dedication, Passion, and Tireless Work

The Carver IMPACT Award was given to The Lemonade Circle in recognition of our unwavering dedication, passion, and tireless efforts in service to the arts and culture community, with a special focus on our community of young women of color in San Antonio. This recognition is a testament to the commitment we hold to promote and celebrate the healthy development and identity of our young women, both now and for generations to come.

Gratitude and Commitment

A heartfelt thank you to Cassandra Parker-Nowicki and the Carver Community Cultural Center Development Board for this prestigious acknowledgment. This award not only symbolizes our journey as a Black-serving nonprofit but also stands as a testament to the strength of our community and the incredible potential that lies within each of our Lemonade Circle members.

Empowerment in Action

In the words of Angela Davis, "I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I can no longer accept." These words resonate not only as our Lemonade Circle motto but as a guiding principle for our Founder, Brandi Coleman. As a Black woman leading a Black-serving nonprofit, Brandi acknowledges the challenges but remains resolute in her dedication to making a difference.

This award is not just a recognition of past achievements but a call to continue the empowering work that lies ahead, irrespective of the lemons life may throw our way.

As we celebrate this incredible milestone, we extend our deepest gratitude to our Lemonade Circle community, our families, and everyone who has been a part of this journey. Here's to sipping success, making more LEMONADE, and continuing to empower generations of young women!

In Empowerment and Gratitude,

The Lemonade Circle 🍋💜


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