Superintendent honored with Community Partner Award

Head shot of Superintendent Kaweeda G. Adams

City School District of Albany Superintendent Kaweeda G. Adams was presented with a Community Partner Award on Wednesday from Whitney M. Young Health Center.

Adams accepted the award on behalf of the school district at Whitney Young’s annual Legacy Event, held virtually this year. Watch the ceremony here, or embedded below on this page.

“It is very humbling but also very rewarding to be able to accept this on behalf of the numerous people in our district, within the partnership, and most of all, on behalf of our students and families,” Adams said.

Whitney Young’s School Based Health Center Program provides primary and preventive medical services to students in clinics at four district schools: Albany High School, Giffen Memorial Elementary School, Philip Schuyler Achievement Academy and Sheridan Preparatory Academy.

New this year, services at the four school clinics are open to all district students – a great benefit to families from throughout the district, Adams said.

Adams was credited for being a great ally and supporter of Whitney Young programs.

“Thank you, Superintendent Adams, for your leadership in expanding access to health care for all students in Albany,” said Antoine Harrison, vice chair of Whitney Young’s Board of Directors.

Also at the event, Whitney Young presented a Living the Legacy Award to Albany County Department of Health Commissioner Elizabeth Whalen, MD for her efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.