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New Avenues for Youth honors Mitchell Hornecker with Spirit of Service Award

This year’s Joyce N. Furman Spirit of Service Award honoree, presented by New Avenues for Youth (NAFY), is Mitchell Hornecker, executive vice president of Howard S. Wright and Portland Business Alliance board member. For the past 30 years, Mitchell has been actively involved in the community and an advocate for vulnerable youth as he helped found NAFY alongside Joyce Furman and many other community leaders and served as the organization’s first board chair. He also helped form the Multnomah County Homeless Youth System (HYS), which is now a nationally recognized model used to maximize community resources through combined services and collaboration. Mitchell is being honored for work that has systematically transformed the ways in which Portland serves its most vulnerable youth.