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Mishri Daga named 2016 Youth Volunteer of the Year

DagaThe Tigard Chamber of Commerce has selected Mishri Daga as the 2016 award winner for Youth Volunteer of the Year award.

The award is part of the Chamber's annual Shining Stars community awards, which highlight residents, businesses and Chamber members who are making a difference in their community.

You can meet the rest of the 2016 Chamber Shining Stars award winners by clicking here.

The award is given in recognition of former Tigard Mayor Jim Nicoli, who died in 2000.

“Mayor Nicoli’s dedication to the youth of our community was a fitting way to honor his name and award a youth in our community who volunteers to make a difference," th Chamber said in its announcement. "Many young people in Tigard are active in volunteer efforts and it is our pleasure to acknowledge their contributions of dedication, energy and community spirit.”

Daga has been volunteering with Community Partners for Affordable Housing's after school program since 2014.

Daga has donated more than 165 hours to mentor at-risk youth. Twice a week she can be found at CPAH’s Homework Club at Greenburg Oaks apartment complex to help kids with their schooling and run arts and crafts activities.

Daga also led a group teaching second through fifth grade the importance of fairness, respect and empathy.

Beyond her weekly contributions, Daga has also chaperoned field trips and assisted with special events, including CPAH’s Family Literacy Night and annual Family Holiday Party.

“Mishri is an outstanding volunteer who has shown consistency, dedication and care to Tigard’s most vulnerable children,” said Tigard Chamber CEO Debi Mollahan. “She is an excellent role model and is greeted each day with great enthusiasm by CPAH’s kids and staff alike.”

Daga's award will be formally presented with other Shining Stars awards at 2016 Shining Stars Community Awards Celebration, on April 29th at Embassy Suites, 9000 S.W. Hall Blvd.

Tickets are $45 per person.

For further details about Shining Stars, call 503-639-1656 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..