Nominations for Community Involvement Recognition Awards: November 13
September 29, 2015, Volume 62, No. 07
To Members of the University and Surrounding Community:
In honor of the late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s recognition that local engagement is essential to the struggle for equality, the 2016 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Symposium on Social Change Executive Planning Committee of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the 21st 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.
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Involvement Recognition Awards will be presented to five individuals in the following areas:
1. Staff and students of the Penn community involved in community service and/or working for social justice efforts.
2. Residents (youth and adult) of the broader community involved in community service and/or working for social justice efforts.
3. Staff, students or residents who demonstrate significant contributions in community service and/or working for social justice efforts through the advancement of education and educational opportunities in Philadelphia.
The awards will be presented on January 21, 2016, as part of Penn’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 families, communities, schools, departments and organizations so that we may identify those most deserving of this award. Nomination forms may be submitted through November 13. Electronic submissions are preferred but not required at: www.upenn.edu/aarc/mlk/award.htm 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, contact the African-American Resource Center at (215) 898-0104 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Philadelphia community.
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ ”
—Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
—2016 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Involvement
Recognition Awards Committee