In June 2015, in recognition for the Cambridge-based Title IX Running Club, Stacy Rodriguez-Rennard, LMHC, has been awarded the prestigious Soroptimist International Ruby Award: For Women Helping Women. This award acknowledges women who, through their personal or professional activities, work to improve the lives of women and girls. Rodriguez-Rennard, a licensed mental health counselor, founded the community based, Title IX Girls Running Club, to provide accessible, affordable, age and gender appropriate, mental health education for girls and families. Download full press release here.
In February 2013, Cambridge became one of six inaugural winners nationwide of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Roadmaps to Health Prize. The prize honors outstanding community partnerships across the United States that are helping residents lead healthier lives. Title IX Girls Running Club is proud to be an active participant in Cambridge’s “roadmap to health,” as a member of several partnerships that are core to this important national recognition for our home city.
Following in June, Stacy Rodriguez-Rennard, LMHC received the Anthony Galluccio Associates Youth Sports Volunteer Award in recognition of her many years of outstanding commitment to the youth of Cambridge.
In 2013, Title IX Girls Running Club became an Anna B. Stearns Foundation grant recipient. The award provides scholarship for girls who receive free or reduced lunch program in the Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea and Somerville public schools.
In 2011, Title IX Girls and the Cambridge community were invited to sign on as a community partner to the Let’s Move! Initiative. Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by First Lady Michelle Obama, dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Dr. Howard Koh, the United States Assistant Secretary of Health, joined Title IX Girls Running Club and 150 organizations and individuals in celebrating the Community’s addition to the 500 Let’s Move! communities nationwide.
In 2009, Title IX Girls won Youth Organization of the Year award from the Cambridge Prevention Coalition for our unique approach to preventing and reducing drug and alcohol use among youth.
Since 2008, Title IX Girls Running Club has been an active partner in Cambridge Public Schools’ Girls Sports Day. Girls Sports Day is a fun day of exercise for 5th and 6th grade girls to introduce them to specific activities that they might not yet have had the opportunity to try. Title IX Girls provides running clinics to close to 100 girls each year at this community event.