The Lehrer Prize for Community Well-Being

A Virtual Event and New York Public Radio Benefit

Took place on Wednesday, December 9, 2020

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We looked back on a notable year and celebrated the first honorees of the annual Lehrer Prize For Community Well-Being. This award aims to recognize a standout idea, individual, effort, or group that has contributed meaningfully in the past year to improving quality of life in New York City and nearby areas.

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The honorees for The Lehrer Prize for Community Well-Being

For their supreme work in community health

  • H.E.A.L.T.H. 4 Youths who work to combat juvenile delinquency through programs and workshops on education, health care, and life-skills training throughout New York City. 
  • Girls; Live, Love, Laugh, Inc., helping girls ages 6-16 in Newark, New Jersey overcome obstacles through workshops on leadership, career development, education, bully prevention, civic engagement, and health and wellness.
  • La Jornada, an organization that prepares and distributes meals for day laborers throughout Queens, and provides information on free health care, food pantries, and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes. 


  • Brian Lehrer in conversation with Chef José Andréswhose non-profit World Central Kitchen uses the power of food to heal communities and strengthen economies in times of crisis and beyond.
  • A special performance from violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins with pianist Donna Weng Friedman.
  • WQXR's Terrance McKnight, emceed the whole shebang.

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