Gateway to Equity

The 2023 Gateway to Equity Award: Chief Michelle Kott

 The 2022 Gateway to Equity Award: Lisa Ramos

Lisa Ramos, Director of Bethlehem Boys and Girls Club

The Bethlehem branch has chosen to honor Lisa Ramos, Unit Director of the Bethlehem Boys and Girls Club with the “Gateway to Equity Award” of 2022. Lisa has dedicated herself for over thirty-two years to working with disadvantaged children and to improving their lives. She was the first women hired in the Program Department and the first woman to be a Building Director for the Boys and Girls Club of Bethlehem management team. She was also the first female Assistant Director of Operations for the organization In her role of Unit Director, she works with boys and girls and she mentors young ladies. She teaches children to develop healthy habits and she leads the “Smart Girls Program” which focuses on making positive choices to create a positive self-image. Her obvious passion for and love of the children in her care is felt and appreciated by them and by their families. Lisa has made a huge difference in the lives of several generations of Bethlehem’s children, helping them realize their full potential as productive, responsible, caring citizens.

 The 2021 Gateway to Equity Award: Rachel Griffith