Mary Kay Meeks-Hank, Executive Director of Face to Face Germantown, will be the featured speaker at La Salle College High School’s Annual Honors Convocation on Thursday, October 11, 2012. At the ceremony, La Salle will honor 10 National Merit Semi-Finalists and 7 Commended students, 107 newly inducted members of the National Honor Society, and two La Salle faculty members. Martina Shustack of Glenside and Brother James Rieck will also be recognized, each for a quarter century of service to La Salle.
Face to Face Germantown, a human services organization which provides free meals, nurse-managed health care, legal and social services, computer training, creative arts studios, and children’s after school and summer programming for those most in need in the Germantown area. Focusing on the power of human connection, Face to Face creates encounters of hospitality in the Germantown community through programs which emphasize mutuality, hospitality and transformation.
Through the Men of La Salle and dozens of student initiatives, Face to Face is a familiar organization for many La Salle families and throughout the Northwest Philadelphia area. La Salle students and their fathers staff the dining room of Face to Face each weekend and give generously of their time during the school’s Branch-Out days. The Art Department at La Salle sponsors the Poor Man’s Supper each spring, an event which utilizes student artistic talents to support the financial needs of this organization.
Mary Kay Meeks-Hank earned her B. A. in Sociology from Chestnut Hill College and her M. A. in Sociology from Fordham University. She has been a teacher, pastoral associate, social worker, operations director prior to assuming the Executive Directorship of Face to Face. A faculty member at both Bucks County Community College and La Salle University, she developed projects and worked with student and faculty groups on justice and society and the problem of hunger. She has also worked at Tabor Social Services in Philadelphia and Bucks Counties as both social worker and supervisor.
Her current work at Face to Face involves the full range of community outreach. She is a frequent presenter at local conferences and her tireless efforts in promoting the mission and needs of Face to Face to numerous local churches and community organizations have attracted the attention of non-profit management programs throughout the Philadelphia area.
For more information about Face to Face Germantown, visit: http://www.facetofacegermantown.org/