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Committee Youth Award, Health Care Financing Administration; City of Baltimore Citizens Citation. He is a member of the Hispanic Business Association, Maryland State Arts Council Multi-Cultural Committee, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundations Hispanic Festival Organizer's Consortium, National Puerto Rican Coalition, South East Latino Coalition, and Charas, Inc., NYC.

Director of the Hispanic Apostolate

Sister Mary Neil received her MA from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, and her PhD from the University of Navarra, Spain. For the last twenty-five years she has been the director of the Hispanic Apostolate which was founded in 1963 as a unit of the Division of Community Services of Catholic Charities. In addition to English classes, the Hispanic Apostolate provides assistance and referral to bilingual professionals to persons in need of employment, housing, food, and clothing, and for persons in need of medical, dental, mental health, and immigration legal assistance, which is done in conjunction with Immigration Legal Services of Catholic Charities. Volunteers also visit elderly members of the Hispanic community who are in nursing homes, hospitals, or homebound. Special programs are sponsored throughout the year including health clinics, dental clinics, educational programs, and women's support groups.