WHITNEY M. YOUNG, JR. AWARDS

The Urban League of Hampton Roads, Inc. is currently seeking nominations for the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Awards. The Whitney M. Young, Jr. Awards recognize area citizens, businesses and institutions that have significantly contributed to the Hampton Roads community. Awards will be presented at the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Awards Dinner, which is the signature event for the Urban League. Deadline to apply is Friday, February 24, 2017, 5:00 pm. 

* 1. NAME OF NOMINEE

* 2. State briefly in no more than 300 words why the nominee should receive the award.

Nominations will be judged and assessed based on the following:
· Contributions to the community
· Minority and diversity outreach
· Employee/manage and engagement within the company
· Community involvement and engagement

* 3. List any activities, positions, awards, or honors relevant to the nominee.

* 4. 4. The Urban League of Hampton Roads is seeking nominations for the following awards (check one):

Award Descriptions:

· The Whitney M. Young Jr. Award is presented to an international/national company that has made significant progress towards diversifying its workforce at the management and non-management levels.

·The A. Phillip Randolph Award is identical in scope to the Whitney M. Young Jr. Award, but will be awarded to a Local /Regional Company.

·The Vivian C. Mason Award recognizes an outstanding individual (or group) who has made significant contribution through long–term service to the Hampton Roads community by demonstrating the highest value of citizenship in promoting inter-racial understanding and cooperation.

·The Marian Palmer Capps Award recognizes an individual (or group) who has made significant contribution to the Hampton Roads community through the promotion of educational initiatives which support inter-racial understanding and cooperation.

·The Jocelyn P. Goss Award is presented to a high school or college student who has demonstrated exceptional leadership through community service, academic achievement and /or excellence in the performing or creative arts.

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