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Honoring the 2019 recipients of Johns Hopkins' Martin Luther King Jr. Award for Community Service

From mentoring students to helping women prevent homelessness, the honorees are supporting people in need in a variety of ways

Award recipients Erica Johnson, Vicki Migues-Jordan, Brittany Avin McKelvey, Kijon Renfroe, Celia Litovsky, Monique Levy, Adebola Giwa, and Blossom Tewelde. Not shown: Jordan Grant, recipient for the student award

Image caption: Clockwise from top left, standing: Erica Johnson, Vicki Migues-Jordan, Brittany Avin McKelvey, Kijon Renfroe, Celia Litovsky, Monique Levy, Adebola Giwa, and Blossom Tewelde. Not shown: Jordan Grant, recipient for the student award

Image credit: KEITH WELLER / JOHNS HOPKINS MEDICINE

At the 38th annual Johns Hopkins Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration on Friday, Jan. 17, eight outstanding faculty, staff, and students, and for the first time, a high school student who participated in the Summer Jobs Program, will be recognized as the recipients of the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Award for Community Service.

The award, which is given annually, recognizes outstanding commitment to volunteer service that is not part of the individual's duties at Johns Hopkins.

From mentoring students to helping women prevent homelessness, the 2019 honorees are supporting people in need in a variety of ways. Read how some of your colleagues are making a difference.

Adebola Giwa, pediatric endocrinology physician, Johns Hopkins Children's Center: Supporting Head Start students and their parents

Jordan Grant, student, Baltimore City College: Engaging youths to prevent violence

Erica Johnson assistant professor, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center: Assisting women facing eviction, homelessness

Monique Levy, patient service coordinator, Johns Hopkins Hospital: Assisting women facing eviction, homelessness

Celia Litovsky, graduate student, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: Preparing inmates for success after release

Brittany Avin McKelvey, graduate student, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: Helping young cancer patients through their fears, uncertainty

Vicki Migues-Jordan, clinical operations supervisor, Johns Hopkins Hospital: Helping to feed and clothe the homeless

Kijon Renfroe, project associate, Johns Hopkins HealthCare: Rebuilding homes of displaced families

Blossom Tewelde, medical student, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: Mentoring the next generation of health care professionals

The MLK Commemoration will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Turner Auditorium on the East Baltimore campus. If you are not able to attend, you can view the commemoration online, live or at your convenience.

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