2017 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Communication Contest
Help YWCA and Christ Church win the A Community Thrives (ACT) grant from USA Today! Watch our video submission and hear Contest winners and organizers talk about how our youth need the opportunity to be heard and be able to contribute to matters of social change. Then you can VOTE every day until May 12th and help us win to expand our MLK Communication Contest to other parts of the state, where many students hail from hurting communities and need this opportunity.
Thank you to our 2017 MLK judges: JoAnn Balingit, Delaware’s 16th Poet Laureate; The Rev. Canon Lloyd Casson; Nnamdi Chukwuocha, Delaware’s 17th Poet Laureate; Bebe Coker, Playwright & Social Activist; Kaamilah Diabaté, 2016 Winner of the MLK Communication Contest; Ajit George, TEDx Wilmington; Dr. Guillermina Gonzalez, Delaware Arts Alliance; Martha Holler, Sallie Mae; Elizabeth (Tizzy) Lockman, President, ACLU-DE Foundation; Cynthia Primo Martin, Trustees of Color; Albert Mills, Delaware’s 17th Poet Laureate; Dr. Yasser Payne, University of Delaware; Michelle Taylor, President & CEO, United Way of Delaware; Laurisa Schutt, Teach for America; Hanifa Shabazz, President, Wilmington City Council; and Dr. Melva Ware, University of Delaware.
Thank you to the following generous sponsors for their support: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; Gamma Theta Lambda Education Foundation, Inc.; Mercedes Benz of Wilmington; the Rotary Club of Wilmington; Trustees of Color; and WSFS.