January 8, 2024

Global Community Innovator, Hall of Famer, and Emerge CA Class of 2024

Mer's recognitions in 2023

    We are thrilled to share that our Executive Director Meredith Curry Nuñez received several recognitions in 2023. 

    December 2023: Mer announced as a member of the Emerge CA Class of 2024

    Emerge California trains Democratic women leaders to run for elected office and win. They empower women who have the life experience, passion, and resolve to reimagine, rebuild, and fight for a just and equitable California.

    Since 2002, Emerge CA has recruited and trained more than 850 Democratic women across California. When Emerge California alums run for office, they win nearly 70% of the time.

    On December 5, 2023, Emerge CA announced the Class of 2024, which Mer is excited to join.

    Join us in congratulating Mer and the Class of 2024, which also includes NCCPC Champion member Lisanna Dominguez of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation, and NCCPC Advocate Member Patrice Berry of End Poverty in California!

    Emerge Class of 2024 list

    November 2023: Mer Inducted into the East Side Hall of Fame

    From re-establishing the Thomas P. Ryan East Side Hall of Fame to developing the Spartan East Side Promise in collaboration with San José State and the Silicon Valley Education Foundation, the East Side Education Foundation (ESEF) showcases the significant accomplishments of East Side graduates, promotes an added sense of pride in the East Side community, and provides unique opportunities for East Side students to continue in their education journey.

    Since 2011, the Foundation has hosted a biennial Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to honor the contributions of East Side graduates in a variety of fields. Mer was nominated by the Board President, Dan Moser, Former East Side Union High School District Superintendent, and Mer’s high school principal when she graduated from Piedmont Hills High School in 2000. She tells that story in her interview.

    Mer Curry Nunez and Dan Moser in 2000 and 2023

    August 2023: Mer Honored with 2023 Global Community Innovator Award by Global Tassels

    Global Tassels is an international organization with a “Twin Goal” – to educate and to serve. The idea is to be part of the “challenge” and the “movement” to decrease the number of people living in poverty around the world while focusing on measurable outcomes that will determine success through education and community projects. GT’s vision is to have change agents who would transform their innovative ideas as contributing elements to any of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

    Each year, Global Tassels identifies honorees from across the world. In 2023, Mer was nominated by the founder Dr. Elvin T. Ramos, Dean of Social Sciences and Humanities at De Anza College. Mer and 10 other honorees were recognized at their virtual gala on August 6, 2023.

    Mer was delighted to see that her sponsorship ad was on the first page of the Gala E-Journal and spotlights NCCPC and LEAD Filipino, of which she is the Board Chair.