To honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Johns Hopkins each year recognizes employees who are driving forward his commitment to service to others. The nomination period for the 2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Award for Community Service is now open.
JHU and JHM employees are asked to nominate someone who demonstrates Dr. King's values of service, equality, and selflessness through their volunteerism, and self-nominations are welcome.
Up to four recipients each from the university and health system will be selected. In addition, three of the organizations at which honorees volunteer will be chosen to receive $5,000 each. These organizations must hold a 501(c)(3) tax code designation or use a 501(c)(3) as a fiscal agent.
This prestigious award is open to any Johns Hopkins Medicine or Johns Hopkins University faculty or staff member, graduate student, postdoc, or resident, and to anyone regularly assigned to work at Johns Hopkins through affiliated organizations. A wide range of activities qualify as eligible community service and volunteerism work. For examples, read about the 2022 award recipients and their work.
The online nomination form must be submitted by Oct. 15.
A review panel composed of Johns Hopkins employees will make the final selections in November.
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Committee points out that this is a separate and distinct award from the Levi Watkins Jr. Ideals Award. An announcement seeking nominations for that award is forthcoming.