Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced today that the City of Boston has been recognized for three innovative programs by the Computerworld Honors Program “honoring those who use Technology to Benefit Society”. The Computerworld Honors Program, sponsored and run by Computerworld, an industry magazine, has selected 263 Laureates for 2011.
“We are thrilled with the recognition that these three exceptional programs have received,” Mayor Menino said. “All three demonstrate a contribution to improving the lives of all our citizens from lifesaving information, to providing information on youth programs and bringing technology awareness to families in the city.”
For over two decades, the Computerworld Honors Program has recognized individuals and organizations who create and use information technology to promote and advance public welfare, contribute to the greater good of society and change the world for the better.
“The number and quality of nominations this year were very inspiring and demonstrate how valuable IT is to community change,” said John Amato, Publisher of Computerworld. “Computerworld is very proud to name the 2011 class of Laureates and showcase their initiatives benefiting society through innovative uses of IT.”
The 2011 Laureates were recognized publicly at the Laureate Medal Ceremony on June 20 in Washington D.C. During the ceremony, the BOSTONavigator program was awarded the 21st Century Achievement Award, as the most outstanding program from among the finalists of the Human Services Laureate winners. Case studies are formally inducted into the program’s International Archives, and honorees are presented with a medallion inscribed with the program’s mission, “A Search for New Heroes.” The three distinguished City of Boston programs that have been awarded the Computerworld Honors laureate include:
BOSTONavigator – honored with the 21st Century Achievement Award winner in the Human Services category. The new BOSTONavigator website is a directory of nearly 750 organizations and over 1,700 opportunities. It helps youth, parents and youth workers find information about out of school time programming including sports, arts, academic support and a variety of other program types. This new effort arms city and community agencies with the technology they need to work together to connect youth with valuable opportunities.
To read the full press release, please visit The City of Boston’s Website .