ROBIN HOOD HEROES

The Robin Hood Heroes 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.

2016

Gloria Chacon
A lawyer fighting on behalf of immigrants fleeing violence and facing deportation....
Juan De Jesus
A dedicated teacher, who struggled growing up in the South Bronx.
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Moawia Eldeeb
A successful 24-year-old Egyptian entrepreneur who missed years of school to help his...

2015

Demetrius Johnson
What is it like to be raised by the foster care system? Demetrius Johnson describes it as a...
iMentor
One day, Random House copy editor Debbie Deford Minerva packed up a bag of books from her of ce...
Jessie Garcia
As a case worker at Coalition for the Homeless, Jessie Garcia is on the front lines of the city’s...

2014

Davida Adams David

Davida Adams David is a second-generation alumna of Brooklyn Kindergarten Society (BKS) where her...

Jabali Sawicki

Jabali Sawicki was the founding principal of Uncommon Schools Excellence Boys Charter School of...

Rose Jacob

When you think of someone in need of help to feed their family, do you think of a 32-year employee of the postal...