Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Award

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Award recognizes and affirms Wakefield children/students, residents, businesses or community groups who have made significant and tangible contributions in promoting the civil and human rights of all people. The award will be presented annually at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration in Wakefield on January 16, 2017 to (1) Wakefield school aged child K-12, (1) Wakefield adult resident and (1) Wakefield business, nonprofit or community group selected by the Wakefield Human Rights Commission.
 
Criteria:
  • The nominee has been personally involved in making tangible, visible, and meaningful contributions to the advancement of civil and human rights.
  • The nominee must have been a Wakefield school-aged child/student, resident, business, nonprofit or community group for at least one year.
Nomination Process
  • Anyone can make a nomination. You can nominate yourself, another person or organization, regardless of whether you are affiliated with that organization or not.
  • The deadline for submitting nominations is December 7, 2016.

Selection Process
  • The MLK Day Subcommittee will review all nominations and recommend finalists for the Wakefield Human Rights Commission to consider. The Commission makes the final selection. Any member of either the Wakefield Human Rights Commission who is either nominated for the award or has a connection to a nominee must excuse themselves from discussions and voting during the selection process.
  • The Award Committee shall notify the winner in December and invite the winner to attend the MLK Day Celebration in Wakefield on January 16, 2017.
If you have any questions, please contact Rich Greif, Wakefield Human Rights Commission member at richgreif@gmail.com.

* 1. Please indicate if you are nominating a child/student, adult resident or business/community group.

* 2. What is the name of the person or organization you are nominating?

* 3. Please provide an email address, phone number and contact for the person or organization you are nominating so we can notify them if they are selected.

* 4. What is your connection to the person or organization you are nominating?

* 5. Please describe how this person or organization has made significant and tangible contributions in promoting the civil and human rights of all people. How has their service made an impact, whether it is here in Wakefield or anywhere around the world. If the person or organization did a specific service project, please describe the project, its goals and impact.

* 6. Please provide your name and contact information in case we need to contact you regarding your submission

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