Congratulations to APEN leader Christina Saeteurn for winning the 2012 Sargent Shriver Youth Warriors Against Poverty award from the Marguerite Casey Foundation!
Christina Saeteurn is an APEN young leader in Richmond. She grew up in public housing with eight siblings and a single mother on welfare. Having experienced poverty and environmental injustice in Richmond first hand, Christina, at the age of 15 developed a passion to organize for change.
In 2007, Christina received the Jesse Jackson and Rainbow PUSH Coalition Award for her commitment to higher education, and her dedication and work with APEN. Last summer Christina completed the School of Unity and Liberation (SOUL) Summer School, an intensive eight-week introduction to community organizing for social change.
Currently Christina is a full time student at Cal State East Bay, she’s scheduled to graduate this Fall with a BA in Sociology. APEN is proud that our own Christina's contributions are being recognized and that this award will help her pursue her dreams like grad school.