Jean is a sought-after speaker by numerous organizations and continues to serve as a community liaison who develops and sustains Abode's relationships with leaders in Alameda and Santa Clara counties.
"I am deeply honored to receive this award," she said. "Sen. Wieckowski, Abode Services, and I share the same mission and vision -- to help our community's most vulnerable children and adults. I very much appreciate this honor."
Jean has recruited and trained more than 1,200 volunteers for Abode Services. She also maintains many of our partnerships and coordinates outreach and team-building opportunities with faith-based organizations, businesses, school districts, and other community groups.
"We're thrilled for Jean, who is so deserving of this prestigious award," said Abode Services Executive Director Louis Chicoine. "Jean has spent 24 years coordinating volunteer services directed at helping homeless people in our community. In the process, she has served with grace and wisdom. We heartily congratulate Jean on this well-deserved honor."
Jean was honored at Sen. Wieckowski's 7th annual African-American Heritage Leadership Awards ceremony on Feb. 8. The event, scheduled during Black History Month, was held at City Hall in Union City.
"For over 20 years, Jean Morgan has been a leading voice for the homeless, advocating on their behalf and working tirelessly to see that each person in our regional community has a roof over the head," Wieckwoski said. "Jean is a great treasure for Abode Services and one of the unsung heroes in our community. That is why I am honored to recognize her with an African-American Heritage Leadership Award."
Sen. Wieckowski (D-Fremont) represents the 10th Senate District in the California State Legislature, which covers parts of Alameda and Santa Clara counties.