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PCDN’s Dr. Catalina Rojas awarded the prestigious SXSW Dewey Award for use of digital technology to help others

PCDN’s Dr. Catalina Rojas awarded the prestigious SXSW Dewey Award for use of digital technology to help others

(please see below and attached for the official press release)

PCDN’s Director of Innovation, Dr. Catalina Rojas, was awarded a SXSW Dewey Award for her use of digital technology to help others.  The award was recently announced on the SXSW website and Dr. Rojas will accept the award, along with the nine other international winners at the Dewey Community Service Awards Ceremony on March 12, 2015 in Austin, Texas as on the eve of the 2015 SXSW Interactive Conference.

Dr. Rojas’ personal drive to create a better world for others was what attracted us to her inspiring list of achievements,” said Tammy Lynn Gilmore, SXSW Interactive’s Nonprofit Evangelist. “The Dewey Winburne Community Service Awards committee was very impressed by Dr. Rojas’ entire body of work, especially her work with women-focused non-governmental and community-based organizations. Her work for peace within her home country [Colombia] was also something we considered very important.

Thank you to all of our members and supporting organizations who have helped to make PCDN a thriving community and, now, an award-winning network. Catalina and Craig will be proudly representing PCDN at the SXSW conference this year.

Please share this news with your networks.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                     Contact: Dr. Craig Zelizer December 3, 2014                                         (202) 738-1084

czelizer@internationalpeaceandconflict.org

 

 

SXSW Honors DC-based startup PCDN

with Community Service Award

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dr. Catalina Rojas, Director of Innovation for the Peace and Collaborative Development Network (PCDN), has been awarded SXSW Interactive’s Dewey Winburne Community Service Award for her use of digital technology to help people around the globe.

 

Dr. Rojas’ personal drive to create a better world for others was what attracted us to her inspiring list of achievements,” said Tammy Lynn Gilmore, SXSW Interactive’s Nonprofit Evangelist. “The Dewey Winburne Community Service Awards committee was very impressed by Dr. Rojas’ entire body of work, especially her work with women-focused non-governmental and community-based organizations. Her work for peace within her home country [Colombia] was also something we considered very important.”

 

PCDN, based in Washington, DC’s 1776 start-up incubator, has become one of the world’s largest online communities connecting social changemakers, and it multiplies their collective impact. The network connects more than 33,000 people and organizations and enables them to gain deeper knowledge through the sharing of best practices, research, funding, training opportunities and over 2,000 jobs a year. Over 100,000 people visit PCDN each month from every corner of the world.

“Catalina is devoted to empowering change agents with the tools, resources and connections they need to foster sustainable positive change,” said Dr. Craig Zelizer, Founder and CEO of PCDN. “Her invaluable work in advocacy builds bridges among people, and she’s a great collaborator in our new educational projects.”

 

SXSW Interactive will honor Dr. Rojas and the other international winners at the Dewey Winburne Community Service Awards ceremony in Austin, Texas on March 12, 2015. Each year, SXSW Interactive selects 10 community leaders who embody the spirit of Dewey Winburne, a teacher and one of the original co-founders of SXSW who worked to train at-risk youth to make use of digital technology.

 

To become a member of PCDN, visit http://internationalpeaceandconflict.org

 

PHOTO of Dr. Catalina Rojas is attached.

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About PCDN    

 

Since launching in 2007, PCDN has become the go-to resource for the global changemaking community. PCDN democratizes access to information, which empowers change agents by giving them the inspiration, tools, resources and support to scale up their work and impact.  PCDN has over 33,000 members from nearly every country in the world.

 

For more information on PCDN, please visit http://internationalpeaceandconflict.org or follow us on Twitter: @pcdnetwork

 

 

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