Nury Crawford, the director of Gwinnett County Public Schools’ Community-Based Mentoring Program for Hispanic students, has been named one of the 50 Most Influential Latinos in Georgia by the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Crawford, who was selected from a pool of more than 450 applicants, says she is humbled and honored to be featured on this list. She said, “This honor is a reflection of the hard work and effort I put in to lead our Hispanic Mentoring Priority. I promote, engage, and share our program's vision, mission, and goals every time someone invites me into their space. I am proud to spread the word about the district's commitment to and support of Latino students and families.”
On Wednesday, September 4, at 11 a.m., the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host a luncheon where Crawford and the other honorees will be recognized. The event will take place at the Infinity Room inside SunTrust Park and will coincide with the launch of Los Bravos weekend with the Atlanta Braves, commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month.
Ms. Crawford launched the Hispanic focus of the district’s Community-Based Mentoring Program in January of 2019. Through her work, she recruits, trains, supports, and retains mentors who work with identified Hispanic students in Gwinnett County Public Schools. She also works with the students and their parents, providing support and resources to help students develop personally, socially, and academically.