Save the Date - 2018 Change Champions Awards

WHAT: Special Change Champions Awards celebrating the Center for Community Change’s 50th Anniversary

WHEN: September 27, 2018

WHERE: United States Institute of Peace – 2301 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

2017 Honorees

Cecile Richards

President, and the Young Leaders of Planned Parenthood

Tom Steyer

Founder, NextGen America

J. David Cox, Sr.

President, American Federation of Government Employees

Zakiya Sankara-Jabar

National Field Organizer, Dignity in Schools Campaign

Michelle Tremillo

Executive Director, and the Leaders of the Texas Organizing Project

Event Photos

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Posted by The Center for Community Change on Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Thank You to This Year’s Sponsors

Champion

SEIU

Platinum

Google

The Nation

Gold

American Federation of Government Employees

AFSCME

Ed & Jan Booth

NextGen America

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

United Food & Commercial Workers International Union

Silver

Amalgamated Bank

Amy & Lee Fikes

Carol M. Barger

International Union, UAW

Paula & Barry Litt

Quinn Delaney & Wayne Jordan

Bronze

Alta CPA Group

American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO

Donna Katzin

Human Rights Campaign

Jeff & Karen Berman

Julia Taylor Kennedy

PowerPAC.org

Ullico Inc.

United Bank

Supporter

American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO

Arlene Holt Baker & Willie Baker

The Bauman Foundation

Boston Common Asset Management

Cecilia Ortiz

The Center for Democracy

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)

Community Service Society of New York

Deepak Pateriya & Pronita Gupta

Democracy Alliance

Dorian Warren

Harmon, Curran, Spielberg & Eisenberg

Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Jane Fox-Johnson

Jobs with Justice

John Shattuck & Ellen Hume

Judy Patrick

MadWolf Technologies

Manuel Pastor

Mary Ann Stein

Mary Lassen & Martin Liebowitz

Mary Morris Willis

Ryan Young & Matthew Layton

Sherece West-Scantlebury & Joe Scantlebury

Tim Sweeney

Voqal

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Spirit of the Awards

We celebrate the work that often goes unheralded, and the people and organizations that keep our vision for a just world alive. Too frequently, we focus only on the final outcome of a campaign instead of taking a moment to honor the often-unsung heroes behind the scenes. The Community Change Champion Awards were created to do just that: to recognize the people and organizations whose work is making progress toward social justice a reality. We honor work that reshapes the political landscape and challenges us to press forward toward a better world:

The organizers and leaders who inspire people to identify the changes they need and take action to fight for them.

The public servants who carry the voices of the people with them into the corridors of power.

The artists and thinkers who envision a more just future, and what it will take to get us all there.

The donors and philanthropists who help build a broader movement by connecting people with resources that help them fight for change.

Our partners in the labor movement, who share CCC’s commitment to rights and opportunity for hard-working people.

The organizations that bring people together and build their communities with grassroots power.

And the activists who demonstrate bravery, determination and resolve, even when the obstacles seem insurmountable and change seems out of reach.

Previous Honorees

These awards are all about honoring an outstanding group of leaders in the fight for economic equity and social justice. Each year we celebrate social justice heroes – both sung and unsung – who have dedicated their work and, in some cases, their lifetimes to change the lives of low-income people and people of color across the country.

The Emerging Change Champion Award was established by the Center for Community Change and the Petra Foundation to recognize emerging or overlooked champions of change, who work to build power for greater social and economic justice in low income communities, specifically low income communities of color. The application for nominating potential Emerging Change Champions is now closed.

 

Nominate a Champion

The Emerging Change Champion Award was established by the Center for Community Change and the Petra Foundation to recognize emerging or overlooked champions of change, who work to build power for greater social and economic justice in low income communities, specifically low income communities of color. With this award, the Center for Community Change will acknowledge an up-and-coming leader who has demonstrated high levels of leadership and promise, with the potential to reach beyond organizational boundaries to build a broader movement.

Individuals nominated for the Emerging Change Champion Award should display a combination of activism and thought, force of character, independence of judgment, and clarity of expression.