Your organization is invited to apply for The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc.’s (JLA) 15th Annual Empowerment Award. The award was created to support our vision of assisting and celebrating at-risk women and children who have worked to achieve self-sufficiency. The JLA will recognize the outstanding, exemplary efforts of our Atlanta partners as well as the personal growth of the individual nominee.
Please use the enclosed form to nominate your agency and a woman with whom your organization has worked with for a period of at least six months. The successful application should demonstrate that the individual has worked toward self-sufficiency and developed positive life changes, such as the development of successful job training, money management, stress management and positive personal influences.
For your information, The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc. defines self-sufficiency as having the educational/vocational, emotional and physical health resources, financial management tools, and support systems to adequately provide for basic needs, including affordable housing, transportation, childcare, and nutrition necessary to live independently and become a productive, contributing member of society.
The deadline for receipt of completed applications is Friday April 27, 2018. The honoree (agency and individual recipient) will be announced in May and presented with the award at the Junior League of Atlanta Annual Membership Meeting on May 21, 2018. The agency and individual recipient will each receive $500 and the individual will also receive some wonderful services and gifts. Please ensure that your individual nominee is willing to have information of her assistance shared with the members of The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc. and the media. We will also invite the selected honoree to briefly speak to our members at the event.
If you have any questions, please contact Elaine Walker, Community Service Awards Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving your application.