The Counselors for Social Justice Association seeks nominations for the 2017 CSJ Awards. The submission deadline for 2017 CSJ-sponsored awards is January 15, 2017. To be eligible for consideration, unless otherwise noted, all nominations must be submitted electronically to the CSJ Awards Committee c/o Joseph Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org), using the CSJ award nomination form, on or before the deadline. Listings of awards, their qualifying criteria, and past awardees can be found on the CSJ web site (https://counseling-csj.org/awards/). Please note that some awards require supporting documents. Be sure to check out our newest award: The CSJ Outstanding Counseling Program/Agency Award
Also, the Counselors for Social Justice Association is pleased to announce that the application for the Social Justice Counseling Grant 2017 is open! CSJ will fund a maximum of 4 grants and up to $1,000 total. The submission deadline for 2017 CSJ-sponsored awards is February 1, 2017. More information about the grant is provided below.
The recipients of these awards and grants will be recognized during the 2017 ACA Annual Conference held in San Francisco, California. In addition, these recipients and their accomplishments will be featured in the CSJ Newsletter and on the official CSJ website. We encourage you to nominate those you believe to be eligible and to share this call with others.
‘Ohana Awards honors individuals in counseling who affirm diversity and advocate for social justice in the spirit of nine elements of the indigenous Hawai’ian concept of ‘Ohana or extended family.
Mary Smith Arnold Anti-Oppression Award honors professional counselors and counselor educators who have an exemplary record of challenging multiple oppressions in the counseling professions as well as in their local schools and communities.
The Reese House Social Justice Advocate of the Year Award honors an individual who has demonstrated social justice advocacy for students in K-12 schools as well as the school counseling profession including commitment to closing achievement, opportunity, attainment and funding gaps and/or ensuring career and higher education readiness for all K-12 students. The award comes with a $250.00 donation to a school organization/program of their choosing.
The CSJ Outstanding Counseling Program/Agency Award is designed to acknowledge counseling and psychology programs/agencies that reflect the mission of CSJ in their training of future counselors, work in the community, advocacy, etc. Programs or Agencies nominated for this award should demonstrate outstanding pre- service and/or in-service training in areas such as: social justice counseling, multicultural counseling, advocacy, and counseling socially and culturally diverse populations.
About the Grant: The Social Justice Counseling Grant was established by Counselors for Social Justice (CSJ) to support social action-focused projects initiated by counselors that further the mission of CSJ:
Funding: CSJ will fund a maximum of 4 grants and up to $1,000 total.
Who May Apply: This grant competition is open to all members of CSJ. Individuals with limited access to funding are especially encouraged to apply, including students, practicing counselors, and those working in marginalized communities. Individuals may submit (or be part of a submission team) for only one proposal.
Proposal Format: Proposals must adhere to the following requirements in order to be considered:
Evaluation Criteria: A panel of reviewers will evaluate the proposals using the following criteria:
As a condition of the acceptance of the grant award, the awardee is required to
Deadline for Submission: The deadline for submission is February 1, 2017.
Submission Instructions — Your email attachments must include:
Joseph M. Williams, PhD, NCC
Counseling and Development Program
College of Education and Human Development
George Mason University
Krug Hall 202c, Mail Stop 1H1
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 993-5343 (office)
(703) 993-5577 (fax)
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