The Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes
The Lowell Milken Education Center works with schools around the world to teach respect and understanding among all people, by developing projects about unsung heroes whose actions promote these values, regardless of race religion and creed. These projects are in the form of performances, documentaries and exhibits, or other creative ideas. Various displays are on exhibit throughout the year.
Backstory and Context
In 1999, Megan, who was a freshman in Norm’s history class, led her peers in the creation of a project that told the story of Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic social worker who rescued 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II. The class found out that the woman was still living, and reached out to talk to the woman who saved so many lives. It was from that lesson and discussion that the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes was formally established as an initiative of the Lowell Milken Family Foundation.
Today, the Center continues to stand as a testament to the power of young people and adults alike to create positive change by promoting respect and understanding.