PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Peekskill's Communities For All Ages group is one of six regional chapters that will receive the 2013 Metlife/Generations United award this month.
Program representative Tuesday McDonald said the leadership academy, held at the Hudson River HealthCare Center, worked with academies in three other communities to apply as a group.
"I collaborated with my colleagues in Port Chester, Yonkers and New Rochelle, who also have Community for All Ages sites, to apply for the 2013 Best Intergenerational Award and we won," McDonald said.
Communities For All Ages is a growing program funded by the United Way. It aims to build cooperation among the increasingly diverse racial, ethnic and age groups in the Unites States to address social issues.
Last spring, 40 graduates in Peekskill ranging in age from 9 to 82 completed the three-day leadership academy. In the program, young people and seniors come together to discuss how to address social issues, such as conflict and diversity.
McDonald and representatives from the other three communities will be on hand to receive their award March 21 in Washington, D.C.
"It is truly an honor, and I am so, so happy to represent the city of Peekskill," McDonald said. "It is also an honor to have your work validated and to win an award of this magnitude."