Emerging Change Champions Nomination 2018

Established by the Center for Community Change and the Petra Foundation in 2016, the Emerging Change Champion Award supports and celebrates a rising star in the economic and social justice movement who has shown outstanding leadership in our shared work to build power for low-income communities of color.

Emerging Change Champions demonstrate high levels of courage, compassion, leadership and promise with the potential to reach beyond organizational boundaries to build a broader movement for change from across the country.

All nominations must be submitted online, or by completing a nomination or re-nomination form emailed to Ghazala Salam ([email protected]). 

Deadline:  11:59PM Friday April 27th, 2018

Eligibility requirements include the following:

  • Individuals nominated for the Emerging Change Champion Award should display a combination of activism and thought, force of character that stands out from the crowd, independent judgment and responsibility, and clarity of expression.
  • The nominee’s activities should be devoted to social justice causes that are reflected in the Center for Community Change’s issue areas and also use elements of community organizing in their work. Issues can include, but are not limited to: Immigration Reform, Racial Justice, Gender Justice, Economic Justice, Clean Energy/Green Jobs, Early Childhood Education, Mass Incarceration, and Affordable Housing.
  • The nominee should be someone who is not widely recognized, who does not have personal privilege or a strong institutional base of support, and who has demonstrated a capacity to grow, overcome obstacles and make a significant contribution to human freedom by leading, teaching, and inspiring others to do the same.
  • Please note that nominations should be submitted without the knowledge of the nominees. They will be carefully researched based in part on the references provided with the nomination materials.

The winner of the Emerging Change Champion Award will be honored at CCC’s 50th Anniversary Community Change Champions Awards on September, 27, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Travel expenses to accept the award will be covered by CCC. The awardee will receive a small financial gift, leadership development and skill-share trainings, and a platform to elevate their work.

Please direct any inquiries on the Emerging Change Champion Award to Ghazala Salam ([email protected]).

Submission Process:  You can submit using the form below or download the form here and submit to Ghazala Salam.  Use this form to re-nominate someone that you nominated in 2017.