Who is making your community more equitable, interconnected and united?
Our 2020 nominees will be announced soon!
Save the date!
Our 2nd Annual Unsung Heroes Awards Ceremony will be Thursday evening, April 30, 2020
at Ygnacio Valley High School.
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What do we mean by equitable?
Activist Angela Glover Blackwell calls it “just and fair inclusion - an equitable society is one in which all can participate and prosper.”
At its heart, equity is the Golden Rule - treat other people in the way you would like to be treated yourself.
Equity grows when we choose to show each other respect and kindness, and with the support of big-hearted, open-minded social norms, as well as fair institutions and just policies.
Our annual Unsung Heroes Awards ceremony is our effort to seek out otherwise unrecognized heroes - ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
We want to celebrate those who have chosen to take action to promote equity and make our communities kinder, fairer and more cohesive.
Award nominees meet the following criteria:
• They’re going above and beyond to do something good to promote equity in our local community, currently and/or during 2018-2019.
• They have not yet been publicly recognized for their good works.
• They will attend the ceremony in April 2020 to receive their award and bring others from their community, including family, friends and/or colleagues. Each award recipient plus one guest will receive complimentary dinner tickets for the ceremony.
All nominees will receive equal consideration regardless of ethnicity, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, political affiliation, socio/economic status or age (parent/guardian permission required if under 18 years).
Meet our 2019 Unsung Heroes Award recipients!
Carlos Marroquin - a construction worker who volunteers as a soccer coach and mentor to boys and girls who have few other opportunities for healthy, positive after-school activities.
Dave Pitman - a neighborhood “connector” who has volunteered for decades to make Concord a healthier, safer, more cohesive city.
Isabel Lara - a Latinx community liaison for the local school district who helps families navigate their school and connect with community resources.
Father Richard Mangini - a retired priest who has worked selflessly to improve the quality of life for the local Latinx community.
Ron Berliner - an outdoorsman who is a Boy Scout troop leader and mentor to boys whose families rely on services from the Monument Crisis Center.