United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY) has been selected as the 2015 Non-Profit of the Year by the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Arizona for its work with Native youth throughout the country.
“What a great surprise it was to be notified that UNITY was selected for this wonderful honor,” said Mary Kim Titla, UNITY’s executive director, in a press release. “Our goal at UNITY is to constantly challenge ourselves to provide the best experiences and resources for the Native youth we serve. To be recognized for our efforts is never expected, but does give us encouragement that we are on the right track.”
An awards ceremony will take place December 11 during the chamber’s annual Holiday Awards Luncheon at the Hilton Phoenix/Mesa Hotel in Mesa, Arizona. Other 2015 award recipients include:
American Indian Business of the Year: Pima Awards & Promotional Products, Inc.
Corporate Partner of the Year: Arizona Public Service (APS)
Business Member of the Year (Non-Tribal): APN Staffing & Employment Solutions
Diversity Program of the Year: Salt River Project (SRP)
Tribal Enterprise of the Year: Salt River Materials Group (Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community)
“We are excited to have UNITY as the recipient of the 2015 Non-Profit of the Year award,” said Loren Tapahe, American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Arizona CEO, in the release. “UNITY has done outstanding work with youth programs and has developed a national reputation for helping and educating Native youth throughout the country.”