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The Southeastern Network of Youth and Family Services has honored  Nashville professional Genma Stringer Holmes with its prestigious 2007 Nonprofit Board Member of the Year Award.

Holmes' efforts on behalf of the Oasis Center, an award-winning youth organization, have made an enormous impact on the lives of economically disadvantaged African American Youth in the Nashville area.

Recent Accomplishments:

  • Raising $240,000 in individual gifts for the Oasis Center
  • Securing college scholarships for Oasis Center youth
    Securing funding for new music program for $7 million Youth Opportunity Center
    Recruiting African American role models to work with middle school students

Giving Back
Holmes and her family's commitment to the Oasis Center began when the organization was able to assist her family with difficulties of its own in 2005. The Holmes family is committed to supporting the organization and its efforts.

In addition to Holmes' efforts on behalf of the organization, her college-age daughter has also donated more than $25,000 profits from her own business, Alexis' Famous Pies, to the youth shelter programs at the Oasis Center. 

About the Oasis Center
The organization has been dedicate to serving youth in the Nashville area since 1971. The organization offers a number of different types of programs designed to help youth in crisis and assist individuals between the ages of 13 and 21 surmount challenges.

About the Southeastern Network:
The Southeastern Network of Youth and Family services represents more than 80 nonprofit member organizations. The network was founded in 1977, and assists youth and family service organizations with training, advocacy, and technical assistance.

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