Awards
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority MU Upsilon Omega Chapter: Soror Lena Taylor, Hodegos (1999, 2000)
  • American Red Cross: Bipartisan Legislators Organized for Outreach to Donors (2003)
  • Beloit College: Help Yourself Program (2005)
  • Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation: Volunteers for Agriculture “Friend of Agriculture” Award (2005, 2006)
  • Pakistan Cultural Society of Greater Milwaukee: Leadership Award, Multiculturalism and Outstanding Services to the Community (2006)
  • 37th Annual Image Award: Excellence in Community Service, Love of Youth and Practicing, Love in Action (2007)
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha/KFO: Trailblazer for Women of Wisconsin, Making A Difference Award (2007)
  • Boys & Girls Club: Appreciation Award (2007)
  • Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association: Don Fielbach Friend of Public Education Award (2007)
  • 39th Annual Image Award: Love of Youth and Practicing, Love in Action (2009)
  • Ahmadiyyah Muslim Community: Community Service Award, “Love for All Hatred for None” (2009)
  • Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church: Pay It Forward Award (2009)
  • Wisconsin Counties Association: Friend of County Government Award (2009)
  • WISDOM: Becky Young Community Justice Award (2009)
  • Wisconsin Rental Housing, Legislative Council Apartment Association: Legislator of the Year (2009)
  • Coalition Against Domestic Violence: Legislative Advocate Award (2010)
  • DLH Academy Founders Day Program: Social Justice Award (2010)
  • National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies: National Legislator of the Year Award (2010)
  • Greater Milwaukee Committee: Leadership and Support (2011)
  • National Education Association: Friend of Education Award (2011)
  • Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. Milwaukee Chapter: Women Who Make A Difference (2011)
  • Covenant Sisters International: Distinguished Woman of Destiny (2012)
  • Family Planning Health Services: Annual Community Recognition Awards, Public Service Support of Reproductive Rights (2012)
  • Grantosa Drive School: Special Thanks (2012)
  • Just Good News: Legislator of the Year (2012)
  • State of Michigan Michigan Legislative Black Caucus Special Tribute (2012)
  • Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters: Conservation Champion (2012)
  • Voice of the Fatherless Child: We Matter Milwaukee Award (2012)
  • Grace Fellowship Church of Milwaukee: Certificate, Meet and Greet (2013)
  • Holy Redeemer Institutional Church of God In Christ: 27th Annual Woman’s Day Community Service Award (2013)
  • Milwaukee Public School School-to-Work Transition Program: Certificate of Recognition (2014)
  • Service to Thurston Woods Campus (2014)
  • Wisconsin Board of People with Developmental Disabilities: Take Your Legislator to Work Participant (2014, 2015)
  • The Knights: Dedicated Community Service Award (2016)
  • Wisconsin Builders Association: Friend of The Housing Industry (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church: Outstanding Public Service
  • Co-Grand Marshall Juneteenth Celebration
  • Blood Center of Wisconsin: In Grateful Appreciation, Community Advisory Council Member
  • Milwaukee Brotherhood of Firefighters: President's Award
  • State of Wisconsin Office of the Governor: Certificate of Commendation