Children’s Action Corps honors group that embraces the legacy of RFK

Joe Kennedy was a co-chair of the event.

–Allegro Photography

Congressman Joe Kennedy III honored one of his grandfather’s many causes at the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps’ “Embracing the Legacy’’ event at the JFK Presidential Library and Museum on Friday.

The Children’s Action Corps is a national leader in developing and implementing child welfare, social service, and juvenile justice programs. Joe Kennedy serves as board member and was a co-chair of the event.

The event, attended by more than 400 guests, was emceed by former WCVB anchor Susan Wornick.

Among the honorees were Robert A. Scannell Jr., president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Club Dorchester; Mary Kinsella Scannell, vice president of the Boys & Girls Club Dorchester; Darrell Crate, founder and managing principal of Easterly Capital; Robert Lewis Jr., founder and president of The BASE; and Andrea Perry, who accepted the award on behalf of her late husband, Paul Lewis, who was director of training at the Stoneham-based North American Family Institute.

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Pictured (from left): John Boyle, Children’s Action Corps board member; Wornick; Jim Geraghty, board member; Lewis Jr.; Crate; Kennedy; Mary Scannell; Robert Scannell Jr.; and Edward P. Kelley, CEO of the Children’s Action Corps.