Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Program Community Involvement Recognition Awards Nomination Form

The 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Symposium on Social Change Executive Planning Committee of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the 20th Annual Community Involvement Recognition Awards.  In honor of the late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s recognition that local engagement is essential to the struggle for equality, the awards honor members of the Philadelphia community whose local engagement and active service to others best exemplifies the ideals Dr. King espoused. 

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Involvement Recognition Awards will be presented to five individuals in the following areas:

1. Faculty or Staff of the Penn community involved in community service and/or working for social justice efforts. (2014 Winner: Ancil George)

2. Residents (youth and adult) of the broader community involved in community service and/or working for social justice efforts. (2014 Winners: Edwin Desamour, Joan Williams)

3. Students involved in community service and/or working for social justice efforts. (2014 Winner: Tania Chairez, )

4. Community Education Award in Honor of Dr. Judith Rodin for those who demonstrate significant contributions in community service and/or working for social justice efforts through the advancement of education and educational opportunities in Philadelphia. (2014 Winner: Dr.Larry Gladney)

We seek your help in nominating individuals whose work most merits recognition. Please share this information with others in your families, communities, schools, departments, and organizations so that we may identify those most deserving of this award. Nomination forms may be submitted through November 22, 2013. Electronic submissions are preferred but not required. If you prefer sending by mail, please send to the African-American Resource Center, Attn: Robert Carter, 3537 Locust Walk, Suite 200, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6225

Should you have any questions, please contact the African-American Resource Center at 215-898-0104 or aarc@pobox.upenn.edu.

The form is available in Word and PDF format. Please fill out the form and email it to aarc@pobox.upenn.edu or fax to 215.573.9117. Thank you.