Wanda Montgomery, well known Black Children’s’ advocate, is the 2016 Community Brainstorming Conference (CBC) Baker Award recipient.
The CBC gives out the award annually in honor of the late James Howard Baker.
The award recognizes the contributions and commitment of the recipient to the political and economic empowerment of African Americans in the community as exemplified by Baker. Wanda Montgomery has dedicated her life to the pursuit of excellence in the fields of child education, child welfare and community engagement.
She holds a Masters Degree in Educational Policy and Leadership, and a Bachelor’s in Community Education.
She has spent decades in putting knowledge into action in her professional career, community involvement, and committee work.
She serves as the First Vice-Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the National Black Child Development Institute, and is a Charter member and current President of the Black Child Development Institute-Milwaukee Affiliate.
Her accomplishments have been demonstrated and recognized by many throughout Wisconsin and nationally. Her awards and recognitions are far too numerous to mention here, suffice it to say that Wanda is an extremely accomplished individual and certainly an asset to our community and fully deserving of the Baker award.
The award will be presented at the 30th Anniversary CBC Dinner at the Radisson North Shore Hotel, 7065 N. Port Washington Road, on Friday October 14th 2016, at 6:30 p.m. The Honorable Keith Ellison, US Representative for the fifth Congressional District of Minnesota will be the keynote speaker.
Tickets are still available at the Employ Milwaukee Workforce Board, 2338 N 27th Street, Phone Number 414-270-1700. Cost is $40.00.