Congratulations to the Community Justice Project and the St. Paul NAACP for being awarded the 2010 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Partnership Award
The Community Justice Project (CJP) and St. Paul NAACP partnership advocates for changes in laws and policies that negatively impact communities of color, improves dialogue among community and government stakeholders, and supports restorative justice and reintegration programs. The Award was announced on June 17, 2010 at the Minnesota Campus Compact's Annual Summit Luncheon.
The CJP and the St. Paul NAACP were among three award finalists, which included Augsburg College’s Campus Kitchen Project and the University of MN Cedar Humphrey Action for Neighborhood Collaborative Engagement (CHANCE). All organizations share an equal commitment to the community, working for positive change. It is an honor that the CJP and the St. Paul NAACP were chosen as the 2010 Carter Partnership Award recipients, recognizing their critical partnership as outstanding in campus-community partnerships that address critical public issues
The Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Partnership Award for Campus-Community Collaboration honors outstanding campus-community partnerships that address critical public issues. The purposes of the Carter Partnership Award are to:
• Provide recognition for outstanding campus-community partnerships;
• Increase the number and the effectiveness of campus-community partnerships and promote college/university citizenship;
• Encourage cooperation among education, community, government, and business leaders on critical social and economic issues; and
• Increase public awareness of and support for campus-community partnerships.
The award is named after President and Mrs. Carter as a tribute to their lifelong efforts to develop and support safe, healthy, and caring communities throughout the world. In public office and in their daily lives, they have consistently supported efforts to prevent and resolve conflict, encourage freedom and democracy, protect human rights, promote education, and decrease disease and other afflictions. Campus and community partners each receive trophies and cash award.
We are proud of you. Congratulations Community Justice Project and St. Paul NAACP!