2018 Omega School Prom

On behalf of all of the students at Omega School, we thank everyone who supported Prom 2018. An annual event that helps to continue our mission providing education and opportunities in our community. We all were inspired by the stories shared by our graduates: Abdelrahman Salem, Ron Buford, Patricia Eagan (mother of Omega graduate) and by the motivating words by Keynote Speaker Lisa Peyton-Caire, Summit Credit Union.

Each year the school presents a leadership awards to people or organizations that have shown outstanding commitment to the community. This year’s awards were presented to Joanna Burish of Northwestern Mutual Life, Kimila Daniels of Quartz, and Ali Muldrow of G-Safe.

 

Photography by Martin Jenich

2018 Keynote Speaker

Lisa Peyton-Claire
Summit Credit Union

 

Read Lisa Peyton-Caire’s Bio

Lisa Peyton-Caire is Founder & President of The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness, a Wisconsin based 501c3 organization launched in 2012 committed to eliminating health disparities and other barriers impacting Black women and their families and communities. Her work as a passionate advocate for women’s health was spurred by Mother’s untimely death at age 64 from heart disease in 2006, after which Lisa established Black Women’s Wellness Day, an annual summit now in its ninth year that empowers women and girls to sustain healthy, wellness-centered lives. The Foundation is an outgrowth and progression of this work which has mobilized a movement in the Greater Madison community to intentionally dress Greater Madison community to intentionally address and improve Black women’s health.

Lisa also serves as Assistant Vice President of Life, Learning and Events at Summit Credit Union where she leads the company’s efforts on Financial Education, Community Giving, Corporate Events, and directs strategy for Diversity & Inclusion and Employee Wellness.

An experienced leader, manager, and educator, Lisa has built an extensive track record of impactful work over the past 20+ years spanning the PreK – 16 education, non-profit, women’s health, and financial service sectors. She is actively engaged in a number of local efforts to promote thriving, sustainable communities, and serves on the board of Unity Point-Meriter Health, the Center for Resilient Cities, and the UW Population Health Institute Advisory Board; and previously on the boards of Sustain Dane and A Fund for Women. Among her lasting contributions to community is the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s highly successful DoIT Information Technology Academy (ITA), a pre-college technology training & college access program she designed and launched in 1999 and now in its 18th year. Lisa has been widely recognized for her work on women’s health and community stewardship and was recently named among local health innovators on the Madison Magazine’s 2017 M List. In 2016 she was recognized as one of 44 Most Influential African Americans in Wisconsin by Madison365 Magazine. Other honors include the Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health Woman of Character Award (2015) for her efforts to mobilize Black women and partners to eliminate health disparities. She is the 2014 recipient of the Public Health Madison & Dane County Leadership Award, and was nominated an “Everyday Health Hero” by the Wisconsin.


Thank You To Our Sponsors!
Family Sponsors

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Friends Sponsors
MATC       edgewood       
Supporter Sponsors

Summit Credit Union and MG&E

 

2018 Graduation Ceremony