The National Partnership is so proud that, as part of its 2012 Gala today, the Committee for Education Funding (CEF) presented our own Leticia Mederos with a staff recognition award. Letty was honored for the work she did in her former position, as chief of staff for U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro (D - Conn.). She is the first person CEF selected for this honor who did not work for the Appropriations Committee.
Letty joined the National Partnership in February of this year as vice president, overseeing our work and family and workplace fairness programs, and she's already having the same kind of impact here.
CEF is the largest education coalition in the United States with 80 organizations committed to securing adequate federal funding for the nation's education system. Its annual gala event honors lawmakers and congressional staff who have shown exemplary support of better education for all.
"We are so proud that Letty is being recognized for her great work and leadership on an issue critical to families and to our country's future," said National Partnership President Debra L. Ness. "The passion and extraordinary commitment she brings to her work is an inspiration to all of us."