2014 Local Legend Recipients
There have been many exceptional community leaders who have been honored with Local
Legend awards over the past ten years.
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list of award recipients.
Local Legend - Robin Hickman
Robin Hickman is committed to connecting and empowering the people of the community in which she lives. She is an independent film producer and served nine years as the Executive Producer of Community Affairs Programming for Twin Cities Public Television (TPT). She not only tells stories through film, but uses them to empower women to be independent.
Robin’s community involvement comes from her desire to reinvest the values, wisdom and vision that were imparted in her life onto youth. She grew up and attended high school in St. Paul. She now serves the same neighborhood through many of her initiatives. She has helped hundreds of females through her development programs “Lovin’ the Skin I’m In” and SoulReal Doll Community.
In everything that Robin does, she does it with love for her heritage, her people, and humanity. Her work has resulted in bringing communities through negotiation and reconciliation. She is CEO and executive producer of her own company, Soul Touch Productions and continues to make powerful films. Robin Hickman is a local legend and community treasure.
Local Legend - Craig Luedemann
Craig Luedemann is dedicated to developing the talents of his community’s youth and finding employment for them. He is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of YouthCARE, a youth development program.
Craig strongly believes that all youth should have the opportunity to participate in positive development programs. YouthCARE’s programs strengthen Twin Cities’ communities by preparing disadvantaged youth to become confident, successful, and self-sufficient adults. He has created several branch programs in conjunction with Xcel Energy.
His entire career has been committed to implementing and sustaining nonviolent social change in communities plagued with poverty, racism, and militarism. Craig works hard at building significant relationship and at maintaining YouthCARE as a truly multicultural organization. He respects and appreciated the difference in people’s ideas and points of view. Craig Luedemann is a local legend and amazing asset to our youth.