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Nominations for Annual MLK Community
 Involvement Recognition Awards: December 7
October 9, 2007, Volume 54, No. 7

TO: Members of the University Community and West Philadelphia Community

In honor of the late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s recognition that community service is essential to the struggle for equality, the 2008 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Symposium on Social Change Executive Planning Committee of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the Thirteenth 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. 

Three years ago, we added the 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 community 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 23, 2008 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 December 7, 2007. Nomination forms are available online at:  www.upenn.edu/aarc/Nomform.html.

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

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

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ ” Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


—2008 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Symposium Community Involvement Committee

Almanac - October 9, 2007, Volume 54, No. 7