To Members of the University Community
and the West Philadelphia Community

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" 
--Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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In honor of the late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s recognition that community service is essential to the struggle for equality, the 2006 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Symposium on Social Change Executive Planning Committee of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the Tenth Annual Community Involvement Recognition Awards. The awards honor members of the Philadelphia community whose active service to others best exemplifies the ideals Dr. King espoused.

This year we added a new Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Involvement Recognition Award in honor of Dr. Judith Rodin to honor her service and ensure that her legacy at Penn continues.

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Involvement Recognition Awards will be presented to:
1. Staff and students of the Penn community involved in community service.
2. Residents of the broader neighborhood involved in community service.
3. Staff, students or residents who demonstrate significant contributions in community service through the advancement of education and educational opportunities in West Philadelphia.

The awards will be presented on January 20, 2006 as part of the University's commemoration of the King Holiday.

We seek your help in nominating individuals whose work most merits recognition. Please share this information with others in your schools, departments, and organizations, so that we may identify those most deserving of this award. Nomination forms may be submitted through TBA, 2006.

Should you have any questions, please contact the African-American Resource Center at 898-0104 or via email at

Thank you in advance for helping to pay special homage to those individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary service and commitment to enhance the University of Pennsylvania and the West Philadelphia community.

DEADLINE: November 29, 2006

Submit a nomination

Past Community Involvement Awards Recipients

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