Maxwell AFB and the Air University recently recognized MGMWERX for their contributions to the success of their Maxwell-River Region Partnership for Educational Excellence. Maxwell AFB and Air University’s Partnership was recently awarded the Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award for Outstanding Community Partnership, the highest honor by the Military Child Education Coalition. In response to the award, the Air University and Maxwell AFB made it a point to honor MGMWERX and other key River Region partners in a private ceremony with a certificate of contribution for the Pete Taylor honor.
“This award is indicative of the continued partnership between Air University, the City of Montgomery, and MGMWERX, as we work together to leverage our combined resources to enhance the educational programs in the River Region,” explained Steve Werner, Executive Director of MGMWERX.
MGMWERX was recognized at the ceremony for helping expand and improve the accessibility of excellent educational options for military personnel and their families. For the past two years, MGMWERX participated in many of the accomplishments of the group, such as changes to out-of-district enrollment policies and athletic eligibility for children who reside on base. In addition, the partnerships were able to increase flexibility in the magnet school application process and provide professional development and resources for educators dealing with the challenges that can take place in the lives of Airmen children.
“MGMWERX will continue to engage with our mission partners and use our unique connections and skills to help build a brighter future for the students in the area educational systems, in keeping with the desire of the Air University to support the enhancement of local education,” Werner stated.
MGMWERX, as well as local public school system leader, and Montgomery-area military leaders, facilitated numerous changes that boosted the educational options to military families. Nevertheless, progress continues as the team maintains momentum in its improvements to educational advocacy.
MGMWERX was created under a Partnership Intermediary Agreement to align with the education initiatives of Air University. MGMWERX augments ongoing Air University programs, through events like Pitch Night, to enhance the production of high-quality, innovative research and ideas that span issues of importance to the Air Force. This includes, but is not limited to, doctrine, strategies, capability needs, operational concepts, training, education, and science and technology.