The Indiana Civil Rights Commission has honored Iric Headley with its Freedom Award. He serves as director of Fort Wayne UNITED.

The award was given by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb at the 29th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Indiana Holiday Celebration. The purpose of the event was to celebrate the life and continue the legacy of Dr. King as well as honor individuals throughout the state for their hard work and commitment to community service.

Under Headley’s leadership, Fort Wayne UNITED has become a national model as the program is enhancing opportunities, advancing youth advocacy and helping create a safer city for all, but more specifically for black men and boys. The organization is a mayoral initiative from Mayor Tom Henry that places two national efforts, Cities United and My Brother’s Keeper, under one umbrella.

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