Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Boricuas Making a Difference

COMITÉ NOVIEMBRE Seeks Community Award Nominations for Puerto Rican Heritage Month in NYC

Each year, Comité Noviembre recognizes outstanding individuals who are making a difference in the Puerto Rican community – men and women, who through the conviction of their character devote their talents to empowering others and making a positive impact. The purpose of this award is to acknowledge and pay tribute to exceptional Puerto Ricans who are usually our unsung heroes.

ELIGIBILITY

Candidate must be Puerto Rican or of Puerto Rican descent.
The accomplishments and contributions of the candidate must directly affect the Puerto Rican community.
Candidates must be agents of change, advocates, or risk takers, individuals who empower others by action and/or help to build organizational capacity.
There is no age limit on candidate.

GUIDELINES

The Puerto Rican Heritage Month Lo Mejor de Nuestra Comunidad Award is given to an individual, based on that individual's personal achievements and commitment. It is not given to groups of people, organizations or as a memorial award to people who have died.
Letter of nomination and support should highlight why the individual is being recommended for this recognition, how long the nominator has known the candidate and the specific contributions this individual has made to the betterment and enhancement of the Puerto Rican community. The accomplishments listed should not be part of the candidate’s job responsibilities.
The nominator should address any significant obstacles overcome by the candidate (if any), and give example(s) of the candidate going beyond the call of duty.
Candidates should represent a cross section of the Puerto Rican community: educators, health providers, artists, community organizers and activists, business professionals, volunteers, youth, senior citizens, etc.
A complete nomination form includes an application form, a letter of nomination, two additional letters of support, and a black and white photograph.
All items must be received by Monday, September 24.

The recipients of the Lo Mejor de Nuestra Comunidad Award will be informed by Friday, October 5.

Nomination must include the following:

A complete nomination form (go to www.comitenoviembre.org to download the form)
Letter of nomination
Two additional letters of support for the candidate
A black and white photograph of the candidate

For more information, call (212) 677-4181.
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