Category : Award Winning Entries

tulsa housing authority header2018 Communitas Awards Spotlight: Bryon Dickens

2018 Communitas Awards Spotlight: Bryon Dickens

Communitas Awards Organization: Tulsa Housing Authority
Nominee: Bryon Dickens
Title: “Bryon Dickens – Transforming the Lives of Minority Males”
Location: Tulsa, OK
Category: 6.0 – Excellence in Community Service – Community Service/Other – Making a Difference
Bryon Dickens, director of Students Connecting with Mentors for Success, talks with student Rilee Norman at Oklahoma City Community College,  Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

Bryon Dickens, director of Students Connecting with Mentors for Success, talks with student Rilee Norman at Oklahoma City Community College, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

The State of Oklahoma reports 1 in 80 state residents are incarcerated, and 45 percent of the state’s inmates are black.

Two years ago, Oklahoma City Community College (OKCCC)’s President Jerry Steward noticed black males were dropping out of the college at a rapid rate, and the demographic’s overall GPA was the lowest of all the ethnic groups on campus. President Steward saw a potential correlation between black males’ drop out rate and Oklahoma’s dangerous incarceration statistics, and decided to work to solve the problem.

Steward approached Bryan Dickens, a successful image consultant, to start a mentorship program for black male students called Students Connecting with Mentors for Success Program. The program was an overwhelming success, with the black male OKCC GPA rising from 2.3 to close to 4.0 within two and a half years. Dickens received numerous awards for the program, and has since been approached by other institutions to implement a SCMS program on their campuses.

To read more about the SCMS program, visit here.

1259
concierge auctions header2018 Communitas Awards Spotlight: Concierge Auctions

2018 Communitas Awards Spotlight: Concierge Auctions

Organization: Concierge Auctions Title: “Concierge Auctions Key for Key®” Location: New York City, NY Category: 8. Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility – Corporate Social Responsibility – Other Concierge Auctions, a New York City-based luxury real estate firm, started their Key for Key® program with Giveback Homes. Through the Key for Key® program, Giveback Homes will build a home […]

1576
hilborn digital header2018 Communitas Awards Spotlight: Hilborn Digital

2018 Communitas Awards Spotlight: Hilborn Digital

Organization: Hilborn Digital Title: “Website Development & Hosting Provided for “Niagara Hearts Potcakes” International Animal Rescue Group” Location: Toronto, ON Category: 8. Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility – Corporate Social Responsibility – Other Many nonprofit organizations may not have the funding or resources necessary to create a well-designed website. Fortunately, there are many community-minded agencies who can use […]

1657
mary washington healthcare header2018 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: Mary Washington Healthcare

2018 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: Mary Washington Healthcare

We’re showcasing some of the most innovative and creative AVA Digital Awards entries. The AVA Digital Awards is one of the most highly regarded digital competitions in the world. Enter your best work for a chance at third-party recognition. Organization: Mary Washington Healthcare Location: Fredericksburg, VA Title of Entry: “MWHC Sings a Tale of Needing a New EMR” Category: 183. Music – […]

1995
WP brandstudio header2018 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: WP BrandStudio

2018 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: WP BrandStudio

We’re showcasing some of the most innovative and creative AVA Digital Awards entries. The AVA Digital Awards is one of the most highly regarded digital competitions in the world. Enter your best work for a chance at third-party recognition. Organization: WP BrandStudio Location: New York, NY Title of Entry: “WP BrandStudio & Siemens – Defending Against A Cyberattack” Category: 6c. Digital […]

1615
mother brown films header2018 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: Mother Brown Films

2018 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: Mother Brown Films

We’re showcasing some of the most innovative and creative AVA Digital Awards entries. The AVA Digital Awards is one of the most highly regarded digital competitions in the world. Enter your best work for a chance at third-party recognition. Organization: Mother Brown Films Location: London, United Kingdom Title of Entry: “Tandjung Sari Bali” Category: 194. Video Production – Long Form Video […]

1576
UISD header2018 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: United Independent School District

2018 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: United Independent School District

We’re showcasing some of the most innovative and creative AVA Digital Awards entries. The AVA Digital Awards is one of the most highly regarded digital competitions in the world. Enter your best work for a chance at third-party recognition. Organization: United Independent School District Location: Laredo, Texas Title of Entry: “Sexting, Think Before You Post” Category: 149. Video Production – Commercials – PSA ‘Sexting’ […]

1612
sony header2018 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: Sony Music Entertainment

2018 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: Sony Music Entertainment

We’re showcasing some of the most innovative and creative AVA Digital Awards entries. The AVA Digital Awards is one of the most highly regarded digital competitions in the world. Enter your best work for a chance at third-party recognition. Organization: Sony Music Entertainment Location: New York, NY Title of Entry: “Foo Fighters Online Mixtape Generator” Category: 2c. Digital Marketing – Marketing, […]

2012
hyfn header2018 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: HYFN

2018 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: HYFN

We’re showcasing some of the most innovative and creative AVA Digital Awards entries. The AVA Digital Awards is one of the most highly regarded digital competitions in the world. Enter your best work for a chance at third-party recognition. Organization: HYFN Location: Los Angeles, CA Title of Entry: “ID Ideology Men’s” Category: 4c. Digital Marketing – Marketing, Digital – Social Campaign […]

1727
pennsylvania department of education header2018 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: Pennsylvania Department of Education

2018 AVA Digital Awards Spotlight: Pennsylvania Department of Education

We’re showcasing some of the most innovative and creative AVA Digital Awards entries. The AVA Digital Awards is one of the most highly regarded digital competitions in the world. Enter your best work for a chance at third-party recognition. Organization: Pennsylvania Department of Education Location: Harrisburg, PA Title of Entry: “Bullying Prevention Hotline” Category: 140. Video Production – Commercials – PSA […]

1556