HEROES

The Robin Hood Hero's Award is given annually to a few special New Yorkers who have overcome insurmountable obstacles and shown us the resiliency of the human spirit. It is an opportunity for us to celebrate the programs that we support, as well as the people they assist. Their stories inspire us to do more.

2013

Eric Katz
Eric Katz: Growing up in New Jersey, 30-year-old Eric...
Eva Moskowitz
Eva Moskowitz is the CEO of Success Academy, which she founded along with Joel Greenblatt and...
Judge Alex Calabrese & Tina Dixons
When a young person in Red Hook gets into trouble with the law, they will likely end up appearing before ...
Rosa Carty
Rosa Carty survived a difficult childhood and an often violent community growing up in the...
Sekou Siby
Sekou Siby is no stranger to adversity. Growing up in Ivory Coast, he was trained and worked as...

2012

Dr. Yvette Ortiz

Dr. Yvette Ortiz grew up in Manhattan’s Washington Heights. She was raised by a single mom who...

Jason Medina

Jason Medina grew up across the street from Harlem RBI and watched a field of dreams emerge from...

Sara Rivera

Sara Rivera was born in El Salvador. She was raised by her grandmother who taught her how to sew...

2011

Delkys Ortiz Pena

Delkys Ortiz Pena lived in the Dominican Republic, where his father physically and verbally abused...

Mutiya Vision

How does a young woman go from being homeless to being a homeowner, a business owner and an award-winning author?...

Norman Atkins

Norman Atkins is not only a hero, he is a local hero. From 1989 to 1994, he was the co-executive...