UNITY Award Nomination Criteria
The UNITY Award was established in 1999 by Reverend Carl A. Moore, Sr., Pastor of Allen Temple AME Church in Woodstock, Georgia, to recognize the contributions of an individual who has made a positive impact on the community by fostering harmonious racial and cultural relations. The award is presented during Allen Temple AME Church’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast, held in January of each year.
To be eligible for the UNITY Award, the nominee must be a resident of Cherokee County, OR someone who has contributed to Cherokee County by engaging in activities that foster racial and cultural unity on a local, regional or national level.
Indicators of Success
The following success indicators will help the selection committee evaluate how each nomination meets the goals of the UNITY Award program:
Effort: The nominee’s efforts promote unity through community service and/or outreach activities that have the effect of bridging racial, cultural, or social differences.
Impact: The nominee’s actions have an ongoing impact on the greater community relative to the size, scope and scale.
Inclusion: The nominee’s efforts influence accessibility and increase opportunities for diverse populations to participate in, or benefit from programs provided to the community.
Fairness: The nominee’s efforts promote fair and ethical treatment of others.
1. Complete the UNITY Award Nomination Form.
2. Submit a 1- 2 page typed letter of recommendation incorporating the items listed below.
· Provide background information about the nominee.
· Describe how the nominee embraces, respects, and celebrates the diversity of all people in our community.
· Highlight how the nominee’s efforts contribute towards building an inclusive community. List specific activities and accomplishments, and identify how long the nominee has been involved in this work. Please note any previous recognition the nominee has received.
· Identify the current and future impact of the nominee’s efforts on the target population/community.