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Community Involvement Awards

Each year, Community Action Council of Tulane University Students commends outstanding students, student organizations, service-learning course and community partners that have had a positive impact in New Orleans communities.  The 2014 deadline for nominations is April 9th.

Nominee Eligibility and Application Criteria

  • Student nominees have to be a full-time undergraduate student in good academic and conduct standing
  • Students may be nominated by an individual, organization, or may nominate themselves.
  • Student organization nominees must serve the community at large (not limited to its own membership).
  • Community partner nominees must have interacted with Tulane University students during the 2013-2014 academic year.
  • Nominators are allowed two attachments (photos, videos, news clips, etc.) to support a nomination.  Email all attachments to Avery Brewton at abrewton@tulane.edu.

Selection Process

Nominations will be reviewed by a committee of student leaders. Nominees will be notified of their status, invited to the Awards Reception, and publicized on the Center for Public Service website.  Winners will be announced at the Reception and Awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 23rd from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the Academic Quad near Cudd Hall.


To nominate, please click here.

Awards

(Each award below is open to one student, one student organization/service-learning course, and one community partner, unless otherwise noted)

Outstanding Student Leader of the Year Award - This award is given to one sophomore, junior, or senior student who exemplifies outstanding leadership of community service or service-learning students. Nominees must demonstrate excellence in project management, exhibit initiative, be resourceful, savvy in maintaining campus and community relationships, or be directly responsible for the development and management of a volunteer project on behalf of a student organization, community agency, or service-learning class. 

Outstanding CACTUS Organization of the Year Award - This award is given to one CACTUS organization or project that exemplifies outstanding leadership of community service projects. Nominees must demonstrate excellence in project management, exhibit initiative, be resourceful, savvy in maintaining campus and community relationships, or be directly responsible for the development and management of a volunteer project.

Outstanding Community Partner of the Year Award - This award is given to one community partner who exemplifies outstanding leadership of community service or service-learning students. Nominees must demonstrate excellence in project management, exhibit initiative, be resourceful, savvy in maintaining campus and community relationships, or be directly responsible for the development and management of a volunteer project on behalf of a student organization, community agency, or service-learning class.

Trailblazer Award - This award is given to those who have made unique or innovative contributions in public service. Nominees' pioneering contributions have been outstanding and unique; and their efforts have "blazed a trail" for others to follow in one or more of the following areas: volunteer engagement, philanthropy, social justice, advocacy and awareness, social entrepreneurship.

Community Enrichment Award - This award is given to those whose work has made an exceptional contribution in the following areas: arts education, supporting local artist and cultural traditions, or utilizing arts and culture to address important social issues in New Orleans.

Social Justice Advocacy Award - The Social Justice and Advocacy Award honors outstanding activism and recognizes commitment to principles that promote human and civil rights and social change. Nominees must have made significant efforts to increase awareness, mobilize communities, and catalyze social change to systemically address social inequities on a local, national, or global level.

Environmental Change Award - This award recognizes the outstanding environmental achievements and contributions in the fields of environmental justice, waste reduction, conservation and restoration. Nominees must demonstrate commitment and effectiveness in improving the state of our environment in the areas of protecting natural resources and or raising awareness about reducing energy consumption.

Commitment to Children Award - This award recognizes sustained efforts in improving the quality of life, health and educational opportunities for New Orleans children and their families. Nominees must have made a significant commitment to making a difference in one of the following four categories: helping others to learn; fighting for children's rights and well-being; teaching life skills and personal responsibility; and increasing educational and economic opportunities.


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