Every year CPHA gives out two awards specifically to those in Baltimore City who show exemplary community work throughout the year. Nominations are currently being accepted for CPHA’s two awards: the Hathaway Ferebee Neighborhood Achievement Award and the Frances Morton Froelicher Civic Statesmanship Award.
The Ferebee Award was created in 1996 to honor Hathaway Ferebee’s commendable contributions to CPHA as well as her commitment to her community and city life. Annually, the award is given to a neighborhood organization or group that best reflects the values of community organizing. To be eligible to receive the award, the organization or group must rally the community to make a change that is recognizable. Some recent winners of this award include No Boundaries Coalition, Baltimore Education Coalition, and West Baltimore Marc TOD Transportation Inc. The winner of the award receives a sum of $1,000 to use at their discretion for the betterment of the community. This financial award is not a grant, and nominations should not be treated as a grant application.
The Froelicher Award, first given in 1965, is presented in memory of CPHA’s first executive director and is given to an individual demonstrating outstanding commitment to and achievement in improving the quality of life for all Baltimoreans, particularly in community development, affordable housing, improved public education, and/or greater racial harmony. Recent winners of this award include Bernard “Jack” Young, Anne Clewell, and Ellen Jane, each of whom received it for their continued effort to improve the community around them.
The nominees will be announced at our annual meeting in November 2012. Applications are due by October 30th. For more information and to submit a nomination, see our pages on the Ferebee and Froelicher Awards. Thank you for helping us identify fantastic work on behalf of Baltimore communities!