Mishri Daga Named 2016 Tigard Shining Stars Youth Volunteer of the Year

Mishri Daga has been selected as the 2016 Shining Stars Tigard Youth Volunteer of the Year, named in honor of former Mayor Jim Nicoli, who passed away in 2000. Mayor Nicoli’s dedication to the youth of our community was a fitting way to honor his name and award a youth in our community who volunteers to make a difference. Many young people in Tigard are active in volunteer efforts and it is our pleasure to acknowledge their contributions of dedication, energy and community spirit. They are the future!Since 2014, Mishri Daga has been volunteering with Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH) After School Program. Throughout this time she has given over 165 hours of mentorship and homework help to Tigard’s at-risk kids. Twice a week she comes to CPAH’s Homework Club held at Greenburg Oaks, an affordable housing complex, to assist kids with homework and engage them in arts and craft activities. Moreover, she co-led a Girls Group, where she taught 2nd-5th grade girls the importance of fairness, respect and empathy in friendships. By the conclusion of the group, 85% of the girls showed an increase in problem solving skills and a decrease in relational conflict. Beyond her weekly contributions, Mishri has also chaperoned field trips and assisted with special events, including CPAH’s Family Literacy Night and annual Family Holiday Party. Overall, Mishri is an outstanding volunteer who has shown consistency, dedication and care to Tigard’s most vulnerable children. She is an excellent role model and is greeted each day with great enthusiasm by CPAH’s kids and staff alike.                                                                                         Please join us in congratulating Mishri on this well-deserved award.  Her award will be formally presented with other Tigard volunteer and business awards at Tigard’s 2016 Shining Stars Community Awards Celebration, sponsored by Title Sponsors Center Street Gold & Silver and HomeStreet Bank (King City) and held on Friday, April 29th from 5:30-9 p.m. at Embassy Suites – Washington Square, event location host. With a theme of “Diamonds are Forever”, this elegant themed dinner event includes dinner, silent auction, dessert dash, awards, and more. Tickets are only $45/person.  So dress your best and come join us to celebrate Tigard! For further details about Shining Stars, please contact the Tigard Chamber of Commerce at 503-639-1656 or at events@tigardchamber.org  or go to our webpage at www.tigardchamber.org About CPAH Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH) provides safe and healthy affordable housing along with support and skill building activities for individuals and families with the greatest need who live or work in the Tigard-Tualatin area, Beaverton and SW Portland, Oregon.  Learn more at www.cpahinc.org

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