AWL's Cindy Luckey a Community Hero

December 15, 2020

Cindy Luckey's Hero FlagCongratulations to Cindy Luckey, a librarian at the Academy of World Languages, who was recently recognized as a local hero by ArtWorks Cincinnati.

Earlier this year, Artworks asked the community to nominate local heroes who are working behind the scenes using their talents, courage, creativity, and generosity to meet the many challenges our community has faced this year.

AWL's School Resource Coordinator Jill Smith didn't hesitate for a moment and jumped at the opportunity to submit a nomination for the school’s librarian.

Here are a few words from the nomination:

"Cindy has been a hero throughout our response to COVID-19. She was one of the first to volunteer to help us figure out how we can best connect and support our families who live in 32 different zip codes during this time. Cindy facilitated the delivery of over 130 donated Chromebooks to our students that did not have a device. Cindy worked with our volunteers to make arrangements for the device to be delivered safely to the student’s doorstep and helped troubleshoot any issues. Teachers were excited to see their students get online and students were eager to connect with their teachers and classmates."

ArtWorks received inspiring nominations telling the remarkable stories of 50 local heroes. Over the summer, ArtWorks Youth Apprentices designed and sewed custom one-of-a-kind flags to honor and bring attention to the local heroes whose selfless acts set them apart.

Cindy's flag is posted at the top of this story. In September, The Hero Flags were on display on Central Parkway downtown.

Congratulations to AWL's local hero Cindy Luckey!