"All students in my class seem to enjoy going to MFMII classes. This is especially helpful for English language learners. The music helps to balance a rigorous academic program."

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In addition to the many grants received by Music for Minors II in recognition of our mission and service over the years, MFMII is the proud recipient of the following awards:

2016: To Carol Zilli, 2016 Woman of Distinction Honoree, American Business Women's Association

2013: Gala awards

2012: To Carol Zilli, MFMII Executive Director: Ohlone College Adjunct Service Award Recognition in grateful appreciation of 20 years of service and dedication 1990-2012

2012: To Rachel Bello, MFMII Docent: Castro Valley School District, School Board Recognition, January 26, 2012, Stanton Elementary School. "Positive... Enthusiastic... Creative... Dedicated... Always Smiling... these are words that our staff has used to describe Rachel Bello. Rachel has been instrumental in our Music for Minors II program. For the past four years, Rachel has been a music docent and has touched the lives of hundreds of our students. Students look forward to Rachel coming into their classroom where she actively engages students in song and movement. She has made a positive influence on the students and has done a great job making personal connections with them. Although her own children have moved on from our school, Rachel continues to volunteer her time to teach music in the primary grades. Her love and commitment to our students is appreciated. Stanton Elementary is thankful to have a volulnteer like her. Thank you Rachel!"

2011: To Carol Zilli, MFMII Executive Director: California Congress of Parents, Teachers, and Students, Inc.recognition of the Very Special Person Award Feb. 8, 2011

2008: California State 20th Assembly District Certificate of Recognition presented to Music for Minors II in 2008 in honor of supporting Music Education in the Tri-City area since 1988 and in appreciation for MFMII's leadership in bringing music education to our schools.

200?: Resolution #3151 of the District Board of the Castro Valley School District, Alameda County, State of California recognizing Music for Minors II for its public service to the Castro Valley School District. The District further recognizes Music for Minors II for its environmental stewardship to the community and its mission to nurture the love of music in children and develop musical literacy.

2006: To Carol Zilli, MFMII Executive Director: Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition by the Newark Educational Foundation, 2006 Award of Excellence Winner

2006: To Carol Zilli, MFMII Executive Director: California State Assembly Certificate of Recognition

2006: Awards of Excellence and California State Senate Certificate of Recognition

2005: To Carol Zilli, MFMII Executive Director: The Special Education Recognition Award by the Mission Valley SELPA Community Advisory Committee for ensuring and providing positive support to Students with Special Needs within the Least Restrictive, Environment April 11, 2005