Austin, TX -- Ten Austin-area leaders who are using the power of new media and technology to improve lives locally and around the world were honored at the SXSW Interactive Conference. New media can and should help level the playing field between the fortunate and less fortunate in our society, according to SXSW organizers. Such is the motivation behind the Dewey Winburne Community Service Award. The ten grass-roots honorees for the 2010 Dewey Award are listed below, with special kudos to Ken Starks of the Helios Project who has gained special recognition for his work in supplying local children with re-furbished computers. These 2010 Dewey Winburne Community Service Honorees were the focal point of a special reception on March 15 during SXSW Interactive.
The 10 Dewey Winburne Community Service Award honorees for 2010 are Meredith Beal (Lasting Value), Stacy Bouwman (Skillpoint Alliance), Sue Cole (River City Youth Foundation), Dario "Marty" Martinez (Eastside Memorial High School), Gordon Montgomery (gmeta.com), Melanie Moore (Badgerdog Literary Publishing), Maria Morrissey (Austin Kiva Group), David Neff (Lights.Camera.Help.), Ken Starks (The Helios Project), and Angela-Jo Touza-Medina (caritasofaustin.org).