With the celebration of National Community Action Month in May, there are a couple of national award competititions for which you may want to nominate local people.
One of these is the Sargent Shriver Achievement Award, which was established by the Community Action Partnership in 1995 to recognize and honor achievements by individuals who, with the assistance of a Community Action Agency, have changed their lives and achieved independence. To be eligible for this award, individuals must also have contributed to improving their community through advocacy, volunteerism, public service or some other vehicle.
The other competition is the Jayne Thomas Grassroots Volunteer Recognition Award, established by the Community Action Partnership in 1988 to acknowledge exemplary achievements in support of Community Action. To be eligible, individuals must be a volunteer for a Community Action Agency, have made a significant and outstanding contribution toward accomplishing the promise of Community Action and be devoted to changing people’s lives.
The Community Action Partnership will provide a complimentary hotel room and convention registration to the winners of both competitions so they can be honored during the Awards Gala at the 2009 Community Action Partnership Convention on Sept. 3 in Philadelphia.
Nominations are due by July 6. For more information, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org