Bank of America presented the second annual Neighborhood Excellence Initiative Awards ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento. Attendees enjoyed food and drink and the awards presentation. St. HOPE Academy and NeighborWorks Home Ownership Center received Neighborhood Builder awards. Fred Teichert, executive director of the Teichert Foundation, and Kim Curry-Evans, curator of 40 Acres Art Gallery in Oak Park, each received Local Hero awards. Local high school students Charla Apolonio, Katie Lavoie and Ryan Wilson received Student Leader awards.