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Two Rivers YMCA Director of Youth Achievement & Community Engagement, Daisy Moran, is a recipient of the nation-wide 30 Under 30 Award presented by the National Y’s Emerging Leaders Resource Network.


She was nominated by YMCA of the USA staff and was selected out of 220 nominees from 70 YMCA associates across the country. This award seeks to identify and formally acknowledge 30 YMCA leaders under the age of 30 for their accomplishments and recognize their potential to lead our many Y Associations in the coming decades.


Daisy is passionate about Diversity, Inclusion and Global (DIG) Engagement.  She develops innovative programs to meet her community’s needs, leads all our teen mentoring programs, and is committed to using her voice to uplift those that may not have a fair opportunity.


"I feel grateful to be a part of an organization that embraces this endeavor and uses it to create lasting social change. Working in the service of others is the most rewarding work imaginable and the YMCA provides opportunities to make real change in areas that I care deeply about” said Ms. Moran.


She recently served as a delegate leader for the international YMCA175 event where she led eight Two Rivers YMCA youth to attend the leadership conference in London, England.


Daisy was also selected to attend the Character Development Learning Institute in Boston last spring as a presenter and trainer for teaching positive DIG behaviors and strategies among young people. 


In addition to the work Daisy does within the walls of our Y, she is also impacting her community through her volunteer work at LULAC #5285, The Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Mercado on the Fifth.


Daisy is very modest but acknowledges the significance in what she does on a daily basis, “I am so sincerely humbled and thankful for the opportunity to serve others. Being able to interact and engage with our community is a dream job for me. And I am so thankful for the support I've been given by everyone from the Board to staff in order to expand programs and open doors to new opportunities.”   

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