New Hope Award

The New Hope Award recognizes new Americans who make a difference in their communities. It is sponsored by the Crystal family whose ancestors arrived at Ellis Island as immigrants just over a century ago. The family has a continuing interest in promoting and supporting the rich diversity of the American people. This award is presented annually around the time of the Thanksgiving celebration, an important time for coming together for common purpose.

In these difficult times for immigrants we must recognize and honor their contribution to our society and economy. We are largely an immigrant nation, and today's ‘new Americans’ continue that tradition, enriching our communities, broadening our culture, and enhancing our lives. The New Hope award is an effort to acknowledge that impact, and to identify and celebrate role models here in Vermont.
                 - Jon Crystal

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