Recognizing Escuela Tlateloco

Today I write to recognize La Escuela Tlateloco for their incredible achievement of educating and empowering youth. Developed in the late 1960’s, Escuela provides an alternative education for young Latinos. The ultimate goal is to develop student’s intellect while instilling social responsibility to help serve the community.

On Thursday, October 3rd, Escuela will host the 2013 Annual Awards Reception to recognize individuals and organizations whose time, talents, integrity, and dedication have enriched the quality of life in our community.

I am honored and humbled to be recognized for Business Leadership. The Sawaya Law Firm believes in 12 core values including: hope, service, responsibility, faith, honor, trust, freedom, honesty, integrity, justice, truth and family. These values are the foundation of my business.

Among the awardees are also: Ricardo Garcia- Education Award, Tina Risch-Partnership in the Arts, Julie Gonzales- Public Service Award, The Urban Farm- El Premio Amistad Award and Deborah Ward-White for the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Please visit, to purchase tickets for the reception and to learn more about this one of a kind school in Denver.

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Michael established The Sawaya Law Firm in 1977 and built it into one of the largest personal injury law firms in Colorado, with more than 20 lawyers and 80 staff members serving clients from five offices located in Denver, Greeley and Colorado Springs. Throughout its history, the firm has stayed true to its 12 Core Values, which emphasize excellence in advocacy and a commitment to providing outstanding client service. Michael studied sociology and economics as an undergraduate student at The Colorado College, and he earned his law degree from the Texas Tech University School of Law. In addition to being involved in several legal and community organizations, Michael enjoys playing music and cooking, and he has written a book on spiritual matters.