Decade of Service Awards
For: Excellence in media coverage, advancements in youth policy and practice, and coalition building.
By: American Youth Policy Forum.
Winners Include: Karen Pittman, executive director of the Forum for Youth Investment, Baltimore; Jack Jennings, director of the Center on Education Policy, Washington; Alan Zuckerman, former executive director of the National Youth Employment Coalition, Washington; Marion Pines, senior fellow at the Sar Levitan Center for Social Policy Studies at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore; and Youth Today, Washington.
Contact: (202) 775-9731, www.aypf.org.
The Heinz Awards
For: Extraordinary accomplishments in arts, environment, human condition, public policy and technology. Each winner receives an unconditional $250,000 prize.
By: The Heinz Family Foundation.
Winners Include: Geraldine Jackson, founder and president of the Association for Children for Enforcement of Support in Toledo, Ohio.
Mutual of America Community Partnership Award
For: Contributions that nonprofit partnerships with public and private entities make to society.
By: Mutual of America.
Winner: Clubs Go To College, a partnership between the Boys & Girls Club of Hartford, Conn., and Trinity College.
Contact Mutual: (212) 224-1147.
Rock the Vote Awards
For: Outstanding advocacy in encouraging youth to vote.
Winners: Musicians Alanis Morissette, Peter Gabriel and Chuck D.
Contact: (310) 491-1401, www.rockthevote.org/pla.