The 21st Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Awards Program, sponsored by Goizueta Business School and Rollins School of Public Health, took place January 14th 2013.
The awards recognize members of the greater Metro Atlanta community who “raise awareness of social injustice, speak on behalf of justice, celebrate diversity, and impel action in building a better future for all.” Representative Stacey Y. Abrams, the House Minority Leader for the Georgia General Assembly and State Representative for the 89th House District, served as the keynote speaker.
Awards are given in three categories. Congratulations to all the award recipients.
I. Programs for Children – Honors individuals and organizations that invest their resources for the well-being of all children and confront the issues faced by children through effective programs and advocacy.
– Our House, Inc.
– Institute for the Study of Disadvantage and Disability
– Project Grad, Atlanta
II. Innovation for Change – Honors individuals and organizations that apply innovation and creativity to address societal issues. These recipients excel in creating new ways to address persistent challenges in the lives of those marginalized.
– City of Refuge
– Furniture Bank of Atlanta
– Men Stopping Violence
– Bobby Dodd Institute
III. Service and Advocacy – Honors individuals and organizations that provide services and/or advocacy for the human rights of those marginalized because of poverty, race or ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, or any other reason.
– East Lake Foundation
– Feminist Women’s Health Center
– Georgia Justice Project
* Content regarding award criteria can be found by visiting http://cfusion.sph.emory.edu/mlk/criteria.cfm