DHS Commissioner Ambrose Honored by the National Child Labor Committee

Commissioner Ambrose will receive a 2014 Lewis Hine Award for Service to Children and Youth.



Philadelphia, February 4, 2014 – Department of Human Services Commissioner Anne Marie Ambrose was selected as one of ten recipients of the Lewis Hine Awards for Service to Children and Youth by the National Child Labor Committee for her compassionate, hard work on behalf of abused and neglected children in Philadelphia. She was selected in the professional category by a panel of judges reviewing several hundred nominees.


“Commissioner Ambrose is a tireless, deeply committed advocate for children and families.   Her management and leadership has been critical to the transformation of the Department of Human Services,” said Mayor Michael A. Nutter.  “I want to commend Commissioner Ambrose, and her staff, for their service to and protection of Philadelphia’s children and families. Commissioner Ambrose is truly deserving of this prestigious award.”


Commissioner Ambrose will travel to New York City on February 18th to attend the awards ceremony.


Commissioner Ambrose added, “”Throughout my tenure as Commissioner of the Philadelphia Department of Human services, ensuring the safety of our city’s most vulnerable children has been my number one priority.  Thus it is an extreme honor to be part of this highly admirable group of child crusaders who are receiving this award from the National Child Labor Committee—an organization that is firmly rooted in the goal of protecting children.  This award is a reflection of the amazing and courageous worked done by staff at the Department of Human Services every day. I am humbled to accept it on their behalf.”


The LEWIS HINE AWARDS are named for the acclaimed NCLC photographer, Lewis Wickes Hine.  Hine’s photos documented early-20th century exploitation of children and were instrumental to the passage of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, a federal law that protected children from workplace exploitation. The LEWIS HINE AWARDS honor those individuals, as professionals or volunteers, for their unheralded and exceptional service to young people.


For more information about the National Child Labor Committee and the LEWIS HINE AWARDS, visit www.nationalchildlabor.org.

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