The Philadelphia Reentry Coalition is inviting nominations for our first ever annual awards, to be presented during Reentry Month in June. Help us recognize and celebrate accomplishments and leadership! TECHNICAL DETAILS:
Nominees must be living/working in the Philadelphia area.
Please submit one form for each nomination you want to submit; you can submit as many nominations as you would like.
Some awards are for individuals, some are for individuals or organizations or partnerships.
Raymond Pace Alexander REENTRY STAR OF THE YEAR Award: This award recognizes a formerly incarcerated individual who within the past 5 years has reintegrated into the community and is an example of successful reentry by working towards the goals they set for themselves (such as finding and/or maintaining employment or taking steps towards a specific career path), and making contributions to family, kin, neighbors, and/or the community at large. This award is named for and honors the legacy of the Honorable Raymond Pace, a civil rights leader who served Philadelphia as a City Councilman and later as the first African American judge appointed to the PA Court of Common Pleas. RISING LEADER OF THE YEAR Award: This award recognizes an individual who has returned to the community from incarceration within the last 5 years, who is affecting change in policy or excelling in a leadership role in the area of criminal justice reform. More specifically, this person has used their experience, skills, and energy to elevate and support returning citizens and promote awareness of reentry and criminal justice system reform. Mary Church Terrell REENTRY ORGANIZATION/PARTNERSHIP OF THE YEAR Award: This award recognizes an organization or partnership that is led by people with lived experience, that helps create a network of support for people who have been incarcerated. Named after the inspiring freedom fighter, community leader, and church reformer whose efforts helped pave the way for full citizenship for African Americans in this country, this award celebrates creative collaborations and innovative community partnerships that have created a network of support for people who are formerly incarcerated. Medgar Evers OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AND ACCOMPLISHMENT Award: This award recognizes an individual who returned to the community from incarceration at least 5 years ago, who has affected change in policy or excelled in a leadership role in the area of criminal justice reform. More specifically, this person has used their experience, skills, and energy to elevate and support returning citizens and promote awareness of reentry and criminal justice system reform. This award is for a changemaker who has generated a measurable impact in the field of reentry, through policy or direct advocacy efforts. This award honors the legacy of slain civil rights leader, Medgar Evers, a hero who was forced to make the ultimate and supreme sacrifice of life in his passionate advocacy for equal justice. ALLY OF THE YEAR Award: This award recognizes an individual or organization that exemplifies allyship by using their position and/or influence to help create opportunities for people with lived experience, and/or exceeded expectations in the area of reentry by being innovative, resourceful, and a positive role model. (Lived experience is not required).