Honors & Awards
Michele Benjamin has received the following Honors and Awards:
August 25, 2021: CITY ARTIST CORPS GRANT AWARD by New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) in partnership with New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), with support from the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment (MOME), and Queens Theatre.
August 16, 2021: GLOBAL NY: STEP 9 AWARD by GLOBAL NEW YORK, ESD.
"State Trade Expansion Program" Empire State Development Corporation, NYS, to Promote "Made in New York" products at SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL JEWELRY EXPO (SIJE), Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, July 14-17, 2022.
Feb. - Sept. 2021: VERIZON MENTORSHIP PROGRAM COHORT 3 TECH INCUBATOR, QUEENS COLLEGE, CUNY Awarded 6-month digital marketing training program sponsored by Verizon and Yahoo, as well as a growth circle peer-to-peer mentoring program.
November 2019: GLOBAL NY: STEP 8 AWARD by GLOBAL NEW YORK, ESD.
"State Trade Expansion Program" Empire State Development Corporation, NYS, to Promote "Made in New York" products in DUBAI, UAE.
June 2019: ARTS ENVOY: U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC,
Michele Benjamin was awarded the opportunity to serve as "Arts Envoy" on behalf of U.S. State Department ECA, to bring public awareness to Animal Trafficking in Laos, and Women's Empowerment and Entrepreneurship in Cambodia. She taught “art and jewelry workshops, gave performances, and mentored art students, artists and youth on Wildlife Trafficking and other important social issues." US Mission, Laos.