Community Awards

Community Awards

Each year during the May General Membership Meeting, the Junior League of Atlanta presents two community awards:  The Empowerment Award and Kids Who Care Awards.

Click here to see how the Junior League of Atlanta and WXIA are partnering to recognize Kids Who Care.

Empowerment Award

2013 Empowerment Award Winner: Kourtne Hicks – Genesis Shelter, Inc.

Ms. Hicks came to the Genesis Shelter when her and her family had fallen on incredibly hard times.  She had lost her job due to circumstances outside of her control and without employment it would have been impossible to cover rent. With the resources that Genesis Shelter was able to provide such as child care and a residence while she was rebuilding her life, Kourtne was able to not only find employment but did so well she was eventually promoted to a full-time employee.  She was also able to create a more stable life emotionally and financially for her and her family through hard work and perseverance. 

 Kourtne used her time with the Genesis Shelter to the fullest and has created a life for her and her family where she is self-sufficient and making strides to achieving all of her goals.  When she left the Genesis Shelter her family had a new apartment to settle into rented in Ms. Hicks name.  She had successfully created the happy home her and her family deserved thanks to all her hard work.

Ms. Hicks now has hopes of obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Theology and becoming a preacher.  She continues to strive for success at her current job and is always trying to learn more and improve herself as a person and employee at work.

2014 Application Form

If you are a League community partner/agency, and wish to apply for the Empowerment Award, please click here to download the application form. The deadline for receipt of completed applications is Monday, April 14, 2014.

For more information contact the Community Service Awards Chair at

Click here for the 2011 award winners.
Click here for the 2010 award winners.