THE CATEGORIES FOR ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARDS

The Outstanding Men’s Program of the Year Award


The Outstanding Men’s Program is presented to a local community program, project or initiative in Rochester that has had a positive impact on the development of Black men in the City. This award recognizes programs that promote black male achievement, job skills training, community involvement, life skills training, health and wellness, financial stability, responsible fatherhood, literacy, entrepreneurship, mentoring, healthy relationships and reentry services to name a few.

The Outstanding Youth Program of the Year Award


The Outstanding Men’s Program is presented to a local community organization, program, project or initiative that has had a positive impact on the development and life outcomes of young men and boys of color in the City. This award honors those that promote black male achievement, academic excellence, sportsmanship, job skills training, community involvement, life skills training, health and wellness, financial stability, responsible fatherhood, literacy, entrepreneurship, mentoring, healthy relationships and reentry services to name a few.

The Outstanding Community Organization of the Year Award


The Outstanding Community Organization of the Year is presented to a local nonprofit organization in Rochester that has made a positive difference in the community and demonstrates unwavering support, dedication and enthusiasm for the betterment and growth of the City of Rochester. This award recognizes organizations that promote black male achievement, job skills training, community involvement, life skills training, health and wellness, financial stability, responsible fatherhood, responsible parenting, literacy, entrepreneurship, mentoring, healthy relationships and reentry services to name a few. In addition, this award recognizes their significant contributions in the pursuit of social justice, civil rights, community involvement and philanthropy in the Rochester community.

The Outstanding Fraternal Order Organization of the Year Award


The Outstanding Fraternal Order Organization of the Year Award is presented to a local Black fraternity or fraternal organization who has made a positive difference in the community and demonstrates unwavering support, dedication and enthusiasm for the betterment and growth of the City of Rochester. This award recognizes fraternal organizations who have not just chosen to give their time to improve their community but who have been able to motivate, inspire and support others to do likewise. The award is given to fraternal organizations who have demonstrated service that has resulted in improvements and contributions to the quality of life in our communities. In addition, this award recognizes their significant contributions in the pursuit of social justice, civil rights, community involvement and philanthropy in the Rochester community.

The Outstanding Business of the Year Award


The Outstanding Business of the Year is presented to a local Black business in Rochester that has made a positive difference in the community and demonstrates unwavering support, dedication and enthusiasm for the betterment and growth of the City of Rochester. This award recognizes businesses who have not just chosen to give their time to improve their community but who have been able to motivate, inspire and support others to do likewise. The award is given to businesses who have demonstrated service that has resulted in improvements and contributions to the quality of life in our communities. In addition, this award recognizes their significant contributions in the pursuit of social justice, civil rights, community involvement and philanthropy in the Rochester community.

The Outstanding News/Media Programming of the Year Award


The Outstanding News/Information/Radio/Programming Showis presented to outstanding news organization, radio shows and online talk shows that promote Black male achievement and positive images of Black men and young boys in Rochester. This award honors news and media organizations who demonstrates, values and promotes diversity and inclusion. In addition, this award recognizes their significant contributions in the pursuit of social justice, civil rights, community involvement and philanthropy in the Rochester community.