2017 Annual Convention Awards

We are now seeking nominations for two awards that we will present at our 2017 Annual Convention. If you wish to nominate someone for an award, please download the appropriate nomination form, fill it out withe the appropriate supplemental information, and send materials to:

Jovita Tolbert, Deputy Director


1020 19th Street NW

Washington, DC 20036



The Jayne Thomas Grassroots Volunteer Award is awarded to outstanding volunteers who are devoting to changing lives and who have made significant contributions to Community Action.

The Sargent Shriver Achievement Award, named for the first Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity, is awarded to individuals who have been assisted by Community Action programs and who then have gone on to greater achievements that impact not only themselves but the entire community.


If you would like to nominate someone for either or both of these awards, please download and fill out the appropriate form(s) below. If your Agency has awards that you give during Community Action Month or at other times of the year, we encourge you to nominate your awardees.

Please note that if your nominee is chosen, you will be asked to submit a two-minute video featuring him/her.

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