Webhood Receives Sakey Award from CCTV

Webhood Receives Sakey Award from CCTV

  • Posted on: 26 April 2003
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On April 26, at its 15th annual meeting, Cambridge Community Television awarded the Joseph Sakey Award to Webhood, Inc. The Sakey Award is named for the former Director of the Cambridge Public Library who developed plans for the cable system in the City. It is presented annually to the individual or organization who has done the most to advance access to media and technology in Cambridge.

Webhood, Inc. founded by Stephen Sillari, provides technical support and assistance "to address the digital divide in the digitally depressed neighborhoods in Cambridge." Since its inception in 1999, Webhood has provided over 200 computers and 2000 hours of assistance to two dozen non-profit organizations in and around Cambridge.

Other awards were presented to CCTV members for outstanding service to the organization and the Cambridge community. Marissa Acosta, Lauren Kroiz, Matt Landry and Pete Scheehle were recognized as Interns of the Year; Garabed Setrakian and Luis Teixeira as Trainers of the Year; Ann Powers and Juliet Schneider as Volunteers; Youth Intern Laurel Peters; Youth Members Shaun Clarke, Ethan Goldhammer, and Evan Ragon; Matt Landry received the Rudy Award for Service Above and Beyond the call of Duty; Alison Gent was presented with the David Avellone Award for most technical improvement; and Congressman Michael Capuano and State Representative/City Councilor Tim Toomey were recognized as Clients of the Year for their use of CCTV‚s channels to inform, educate, and interact with the Cambridge community.

Elections were held for CCTV‚s Board of Directors. Chosen for three-year terms were Jorge Cardoso, Associate Dean of the Cambridge College School of Education; Rika Welsh, Media Consultant; Webhood‚s Stephen Sillari; and Erik Young, Technology Specialist for the Cambridge Public Schools. Incumbent Joseph Douillette, co-Executive Director of the Community Art Center, was elected to fill a two-year term.

Seven members were elected to serve on the Members Advisory Committee: Natasha Freidus, Jean Baptise Jeanty, Ken Kreshtool, Matt Landry, Corey O‚Hara, David Pearson, and Juliet Schneider.

Cambridge Community Television is the public access media and technology center serving Cambridge residents, businesses and organization. CCTV provides workshops in video production and computer technology and operates Channels 9, 10, and 22 on the cable system.