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Julio Del Sesto Recognized for Volunteerism

October 1, 2013
Julio Del Sesto
Julio Del Sesto

Keene State College Journalism Professor and Alumnus Honored by Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities

Keene State College Assistant Professor of Journalism and alumnus, Julio Del Sesto ‘07, is being recognized today by Keene-based Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities. He has been named a Cedarcrest Champion for the impact he has had on the Center through his voluntary web design and social media consultation work worth more than $20,000 in the past year. Del Sesto has also involved four interns to provide voluntary work to the Center.

“I am deeply honored. Cedarcrest Center does incredible work for such amazing children and families. I am very pleased to be able to bring my research and scholarship together with a service project to benefit the Center,” said Julio Del Sesto. “I’m fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Jeff Fuller, Cathy Gray, and all the wonderful, compassionate people at Cedarcrest – people whose daily work is award-worthy. Although websites and social media are important to a non-profit organization like Cedarcrest, they can cost lots of money – money which could be better used for medical and classroom equipment for the children at the Center.”

This is the tenth year that Cedarcrest Center has given these awards. Each year the Center recognizes an individual and an organization that has made a significant or unique impact on the Center, including on the lives of the children, those who care for them, or on the Center’s ability to connect with the community.

“Julio brought to our website development project the perfect balance of technical and design skills, knowledge of nonprofits and social media, and commitment to our mission and daily work. We are enormously grateful to have had the benefit of his time and talent,” said Jeff Fuller, Director of Development and Community Relations at Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities.

For more information about Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities, visit http://www.cedarcrest4kids.org/.