We Raise Foundation Seeking Submissions for the Richard E. Herman Leadership Award

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Itasca, IL – We Raise Foundation is searching for an inspired, young leader to honor with the Richard E. Herman Leadership Award. The award will recognize the commitment and service of one leader interrupting the cycles of poverty, violence, and inequality in the United States, whether through their professional work or as a volunteer.

The Leadership Award is intended to lift up the innovative, creative, and committed work of emerging leaders, encouraging and honoring them through a monetary award and support resources. This focus is driven by an understanding that Jesus’ life, ministry, and teachings involved deep engagement with and love for those on the margins of society. The Leadership Award seeks to honor an individual who is responding to Jesus’ prophetic gospel message that calls Christians to follow in His way.

The honoree will be 20 – 35 years of age and will be chosen by We Raise staff with guidance from a panel of ministry practitioners who have experience recognizing effective leadership and a professional understanding of the challenges of systemic poverty, violence, and inequality. Collectively, the panel will value realistic and authentic approaches to interrupting the cycles of poverty, violence, and inequality. Applicants will be required to submit a video that captures their response to several specific questions, as indicated on the application form.

In recognition for their efforts to interrupt the cycles of poverty, violence, and inequality, the honoree will receive a cash award of $4,000, an invitation to attend the Christian Community Development Association National Conference, and an invitation to gather with other inspired emerging leaders to network, learn, and reflect, hosted and paid for by We Raise Foundation.

To apply for the award or nominate a qualified emerging leader, or to simply learn more, please visit weraise.org/leadershipaward. The deadline for applying is September 1, 2018.

The Leadership Award was established in honor of Dr. Richard Herman, We Raise Foundation’s fourth president (2006-2015), a passionate supporter and encourager of young adult Christian leaders.

About We Raise Foundation
We Raise Foundation identifies innovative ideas, people, and programs that raise consciousness, community leadership, and capital. Motivated by the belief that freedom is grace in action (Galatians 5:1a), We Raise provides grants and assistance with resource development to organizations that work at the intersection of poverty, violence, and inequality. We Raise supports Christian nonprofit organizations and emerging leaders and has a preference for funding solutions within the areas of education, workforce development, and criminal justice. To learn more, please visit weraise.org. You can also find We Raise on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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