Awards Categories

CATEGORIES

Arts & Culture

Recognizes an individual or organization for their dedication to preserving the history and promoting cultural awareness of the Puerto Rican heritage.

Nominees for the Maria C. Sánchez Art and Culture Award should demonstrate excellence in more than one of the following areas:

o   Promotes knowledge in the field of Puerto Rican cultural and artistic expressions through research and policy to preserve cultural identity

o   Strengthens and expands art and cultural awareness in efforts to maximize impact and influence locally, regionally, statewide

o   Establishes a space for Puerto Rican art and cultural to be displayed or performed

o   Offers educational art and culture programs to the community through collaboration, educating, mentoring, and facilitating further development

o   Serves as the central support for organizations and or resource centers for Puerto Rican art and culture in efforts to support sustainability

 

Community Service

Recognizes an individual or organization for their outstanding dedication and service above and beyond the call of duty for the improvement of the Puerto Rican/Hispanic community, particularly in the areas of education, philanthropy, health, preservation, and the neighborhood.

Nominees for the Maria C. Sánchez Community Service award should demonstrate excellence in more than one of the following areas:

o   Empowers the community and rallies for change

o   Strong advocate for the Puerto Rican/Hispanic community

o   Has increased awareness and understanding on the importance and value of community

o   Makes substantial contributions to Hispanic youth leadership through programming

o   Makes an impact on the cultural life of the community through involvement with students and the Puerto Rican/Hispanic community at large

o   Maintains an active role in the community by promoting its members to go above and beyond paid employment in efforts to uplift the Puerto Rican/Hispanic community

o   Strengthens and expands the Puerto Rican professional network

 

Leadership

Recognizes an individual whose outstanding and impactful dedication to leadership and service is above and beyond the call of duty for the improvement of the Puerto Rican/Hispanic community. This individual has demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in their individual achievements and community impact.

Nominees for the Maria C. Sánchez Leadership award should demonstrate excellence in more than one of the following areas:

o   Leads with various community partners in efforts to spread cultural awareness throughout the community that has impacted a particular neighborhood, school or organization

o   Leads others in improving the quality of life in Hartford or Greater Hartford area to confront social problems, address environmental concerns, or promote arts and humanities within the Puerto Rican/Hispanic community

o   Leads collaboratively with integrity while remaining grounded

o   Promotes a clear vision for the future of the Puerto Rican/Hispanic community and actions that consistently reflect that vision

o   Facilitates programming in the community in efforts to spread awareness about the Puerto Rican/Hispanic culture through various initiatives

 

Nomination Deadline: October 13, 2017