October 26, 2009

Call for nominations for MLK Jr. Community Service Award

Outside of their normal workday, hundreds of faculty, staff and others at Johns Hopkins find the energy, compassion and time to advocate for and help others by lending a hand at a food bank, collecting clothing for needy families, repairing homes for the elderly and more.

The university is looking for these special people who are committed to making a difference through community service and has issued a call for nominations for the 2009 Martin Luther King Jr. Award for Community Service. The award recognizes individuals who demonstrate the spirit of volunteerism, citizenship and activism that characterized the life and legacy of Dr. King. All faculty, staff, graduate students and retirees are eligible to be nominated.

The awards will be presented to honorees at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Celebration in January.

The deadline is Friday, Nov. 13, for nominations, which may be submitted online at http://hr.jhu.edu/mlk. For information about prior recipients and keynote speakers, go to http://hr.jhu.edu/fsrp/outreach/mlk. For more information, contact Jeff Pratt at jeffpratt@jhu.edu or 410-516-6060.