HHS Student Earns National Award

Hoboken High School Student Earns National Award For Community Service Impact
Hoboken, NJ, Date — May, 26, 2021 – Hoboken High School is delighted to announce Alysa Toledo, class of
2021, is being recognized by the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) and InnerView in the fourth
Annual National Community Service Awards. This program, open to all U.S. students, has been designed to
connect student community service activities and commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
to transform our world. The Kroger Co. is presenting the second annual Zero Hero Awards to students for
taking action to help create communities free of hunger and waste.
“Youth efforts and voices are essential to achieve the SDGs. These awards allow us to share our appreciation
for youth leaders who have invested talent and effort in the causes they care about,” says Rachel Bowen
Pittman, Executive Director of United Nations Association of the USA. “With a decade remaining to deliver on
the SDGs, we are thrilled that these students will be entering the workforce with meaningful community
engagement skills and socially aware experiences. We are encouraged that educators are including community
service and cultural engagement in the educational experience of their students.”
“We are grateful for the efforts of every Zero Hero among us, who serve their communities in ways that
advance Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste social and environmental impact plan,” said Denise Osterhues,
senior director of sustainability and social impact for Kroger. “Through this partnership with InnerView, we’ve
connected more than 2,600 Zero Hero student leaders across 35 states to national subject matter experts and
resources that build greater awareness of critical issues and inspire meaningful volunteer service, leadership
and career exploration.”
National Honor Society Chapter adviser Michelle McGreivey shared the following statements about Alysa:
“Alysa is certainly a leader in the Hoboken High School National Honor Society in terms of service. In addition
to the over twenty hours she completed that resulted in this award, she has continued to serve by designing
and painting a mural in the school library for our new makerspace. In a year where many are struggling with
engagement, Alysa stands out. ”
“In a year like no other, students have demonstrated resilience and personal understanding of the
connectedness between all people and local and global challenges,” says Kristine Sturgeon, CEO of InnerView
Technologies. “We are delighted to amplify and honor the incredible work of students who are changing the

world, one action at a time.” The pandemic emphasized a call for change; as a result, student community
service activities this past school year grew by more than 37% across the InnerView network of students.
A key artifact students gain through the Award Program is the development of a digital service resume for use
in job and college applications to demonstrate personal commitment, 21st century skills, and key areas of
interest. The three tier award program recognizes a range of student achievement: Merit for 20 hours, Honor
for 40 hours and Ambassador for 100 hours of service this school year and special recognition for a focus on
Zero Hunger and Zero Waste.
About United Nations Association - USA
The United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) is a grassroots movement of Americans who support
the vital work of the United Nations in U.S. communities, colleges, and Congress. For more than 75 years,
UNA-USA and its national network of 20,000 members and 200 chapters have promoted strong U.S. leadership
at the UN through advocacy campaigns, youth engagement, outreach programs, and public events. Learn
more.
About The Kroger Co.
At The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), we are dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®. We are nearly half
a million associates who serve over 9 million customers daily through a seamless digital shopping experience
and 2,800 retail food stores under a variety of banner names, serving America through food inspiration and
uplift, and creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025. To learn more about us, visit
our newsroom and investor relations site.
About InnerView Technologies
InnerView is the leading youth social responsibility platform to help students, groups, and schools highlight
community service impact, passion for causes, skill development, and connect local effort to the UN
Sustainable Development Goals. All college and high school aged students are welcome to join tens of
thousands of 14 to 24 year olds who have discovered ways to get involved and developed dynamic visual
service resumes through my.InnerView.org. InnerView Technologies is a social impact organization working
with students, groups, schools, nonprofits, and committed & compassionate institutions. Learn more at
https://InnerView.org
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