ED Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Announces MLK Jr. Drum Major Innovative Service Award

The Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education’s White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for African-Americans, invite you to participate in the 2018 Martin Luther King Drum Major Innovative Service award nomination process.

The MLK Drum Major Innovative Service Award goes to volunteers who perform extraordinary every-day acts of service. The term, service, may include leading through outreach, mission-driven service, volunteerism, and ministry focused on innovative educational experiences for students.

Many Americans serve on a daily basis, every month, year after year through faith-based organizations and as volunteers for community groups, addressing a variety of critical education needs. Our focus is to recognize these extraordinary volunteers.

Your Drum Major is eligible to receive a MLK Drum Major Innovative Service award certificate and a letter from the Office of the Under Secretary of Education. The Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Education will be accepting 100 applications (nation-wide) on a first-come, first-serve basis and will select 20 award recipients.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Minimum of one year of innovative service.
  • Two forms of supporting documents (i.e., written and/or verbal testimonial provided by a colleague or a student of the impact made by the nominee’s innovative service). If verbal testimonial, please send link of the video and identify the name and contact information of the individual providing the testimonial).

Please visit the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships website for more information and how to apply.

Note: The application deadline is Monday, March 19, 2018.

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