Awards for September 2010

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Spirit of Service Award

For: Individuals representing AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and Learn and Serve America who have performed exemplary service in their communities.
By:
The Corporation for National and Community Service.
Winners:
AmeriCorps: Dwight Owens, Taylorsville, Miss.; Senior Corps: Gary LaGrange, Manhattan, Kan.; Learn and Serve America: Janis Klein-Young, Miami.
Contact:
(202) 606-5000, www.nationalservice.gov/about/spiritofservice/index.asp.

2010 Congressional Award
For:
14- to 23-year-olds who set goals in volunteer public service, personal development, physical fitness, or expedition/exploration.
By:
U.S. Congress.
Winners:
Include Catherine Briscoe, Birmingham, Ala.; Elliot Bartlett, Gold River, Calif.; Brian Toups, Gulf Breeze, Fla.; and Ross Libby, Salisbury, Md. To see the entire list of 252 recipients, go to http://congressionalaward.org/news/Press%20Releases/gold2010generalpressreleaserecipientlist.pdf.
Contact:
1-888-80-AWARD, information@congressionalaward.org.

2010 Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism
For:
Journalistic pieces that display distinguished coverage of children and families, particularly the disadvantaged.
By:
The Journalism Center on Children & Families; the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Winners:
“For Their Own Good,” St. Petersburg Times; “Fatal Care,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; “Jeremiah Williams’ Story” and “The Manual Project,” both in The Indianapolis Star; “Fifty-Fifty: The Odds of Graduating,” WBEZ-FM/Chicago Public Radio; “Brave New Welfare,” Mother Jones; “For Their Own Good,” Houston Press; “Choosing Thomas,” The Dallas Morning News; “Tom Girls,” This American Life; “Back from the Brink: A Grandchild Comes Home,” KING 5 Television (Seattle); “Texas Have-Nots,” KRIV FOX 26 (Houston); “Heart of the City: Detroit’s Dropout Factories,” BET News.
Contact:
(301) 405-8808, www.journalismcenter.org/awards/2010-casey-medals.

The Jefferson Award: Youth Superstars
For:
Outstanding youth volunteers who represent the Jeffersonian ideals of citizen involvement.
By:
The Jefferson Awards for Public Service.
Winner:
Katharine “Kat” Foronda, Eldorado High School Fellows Academy, Las Vegas.
Contact: (
302) 622-910, www.jeffersonawards.org.

2010 Presidential Citizens Medals
For:
Citizens who perform exemplary acts of service, awarded by the president as the nation’s second-highest civilian honor.
By:
The White House.
Winners:
Roberta Diaz Brinton, Southern California Science, Technology, and Research Program, Los Angeles; Daisy M. Brooks, Daisy’s Resource and Development Center, Chicago; Mary K. Hoodhood, Kids’ Food Basket, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Kimberly McGuiness, a champion for deaf students, Cave Spring, Ga.; Elizabeth Cushman Titus Putnam, Student Conservation Association, Shaftsbury, Vt.; Myrtle Faye Rumph for anti-gang violence initiatives, Inglewood, Calif.; as well as seven others.
Contact:
www.whitehouse.gov/citizensmedal.

William T. Grant Supplemental Grant
For:
Promising early-career researchers.
By:
The William T. Grant Foundation.
Winner:
Guanglei Hong, William T. Grant Scholar, University of Chicago.
Contact:
www.wtgrantfoundation.com/news/grant_announcements.

 

Awards Available

Prudential Spirit of Community Award
For:
Young people who perform outstanding acts of volunteerism.
By:
Prudential Financial Inc.; National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).
Deadline:
Nov. 1.
Contact:
1 (877)525-8491, www.prudential.com/spirit.