Distinguished Almumna Award

Founder Named Distinguished Alumna of the Year

Nicole receiving her award at the GMU School of Public Policy Alumni Gala on May 30, 2013. Nicole is joined by President of the Alumni Board Brian Jones.

Nicole receiving her award at the GMU School of Public Policy Alumni Gala on May 30, 2013. Nicole is joined by President of the Alumni Board Brian Jones.

On May 30, 2013 Generation Hope Founder & CEO Nicole Lynn Lewis was presented with the 2013 Distinguished Alumna Award by George Mason University's School of Public Policy.  

Nicole was selected by her peers because of her academic and professional accomplishments in the field of social policy and youth development.  

"Your work in creating your own non-profit is inspiring to all Mason students, and we are excited to see the ongoing success and well-deserved national attention given to Generation Hope."  -- George Mason University School of Public Policy Alumni Board 

Nicole founded Generation Hope in March 2010 because as a former teen mother who put herself through college, she wanted other teen parents to experience the transformative effects of a college degree.  Three years later, the organizations continues to grow and thrive and garners national attention in the process.  For more on our work, please click here.

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