Now Accepting Nominations for the 2017 MLK Service Award


The Community Relations Committee of St. Bernard Hospital hosts an annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his legacy and his philosophy of non-violent advocacy for human rights, justice and social equality. This special event brings together many members of the South Side community and beyond.

Celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Humanitarian Service Award is presented to honorees whose efforts preserve the ideals of Dr. King – dignity, education, employment, fairness and justice for all people. Now approaching its 20th year, the award has been presented to social service agencies, physicians, educators, and civic and religious leaders, as well as those who have served in the community.

The celebration at which the award is presented is meant to remind the community of the legacy of Dr. King, the fragility of the gains won and the need to advocate for our communities and nation. The award shines a spot light on people and organizations that get involved in their communities — and do not sit on the sidelines. The 2017 Award and Celebration will be held January 13, 2017.

Recent honorees include Michael Tidmore, a youth mentor; Yolanda Gray, an Englewood crossing guard, and State Senator Jacqueline Y. Collins.

The Community Relations Committee is accepting nominations for the 2017 honoree. Those interested in nominating an individual or organization should review the guidelines, as well as complete the Nomination Form and return it by the deadline for submissions.

Evelyn Jones
Chair, Community Relations Committee