San Diegans Invited To Nominate Local Leaders And Changemakers For 6th Annual Inclusive Leadership In Action Awards

From June 27 to July 29, RISE San Diego invites local community members to nominate leaders, changemakers and organizations for its 6th Annual Inclusive Leadership in Action (ILIA) Awards. Anyone can nominate an individual or organization that demonstrates exceptional commitment to inclusive leadership and has made a positive impact in the community.

On October 10, RISE San Diego will celebrate honorees during the ILIA awards at Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park.

Annual Inclusive Leadership in Action award categories

From a pool of community nominations, RISE San Diego’s honorees will be selected in the following categories:

Collective Resilience Advocate

Honors an individual who has shown dedication and action to address and support a community’s ability to come together to combat or resist adverse circumstances. It recognizes the work of fostering adaptation, growth, and resiliency within communities to more readily respond to and recover from problems together.

Community Change Agent

Honors an individual who has shown dedication and action to make real, sustainable, and systemic change through the creation of innovative programs, policy, platforms, or partnerships. It recognizes the work of assisting the community’s ability to thrive in areas such as education, social enterprise, health and wellness, or advocacy. Co-presented with the University of San Diego.

Culture Shifter

Honors an individual who has shown dedication and action in shifting the culture of organizations and communities alike. It recognizes the effort of guiding groups to face a new challenge, disrupt outdated or harmful norms, and become more reflective and responsive to the needs of the communities they serve.

Next-Gen Influencer

Honors an individual between the ages of 16 and 25. It recognizes the voices of young adults who have shown dedication and action within their communities and are growing into their roles as action-driven thought leaders.

Restorative Practitioner

Honors an individual who has shown dedication and action in fostering spaces of healing and compassion for others. It recognizes the commitment to restorative practices delivered with grace, empathy, and a strong ethic of care in support of diverse community groups.

Anthony M. Medina People’s Champion

Honors an individual who has been an advocate and champion for under-served or marginalized communities. It recognizes advocacy in words and in action to bring about meaningful change for the people. The award is named in honor of the late Anthony M. Medina, a RISE Urban Leadership Fellow and ILIA award recipient, who founded People’s Legal Services to provide free and low-cost legal support to underserved communities.

Organization for Change

Honors an organization that has shown dedication and action to confronting challenges and spearheading opportunities to support and uplift San Diegans in meaningful and impactful ways. It recognizes the efforts of organizations and their teams to deliver exceptional programming and services for the communities they serve.

Committed to uplifting, mobilizing and empowering

Leaders have a responsibility to listen and work with the communities they serve to bring about real change. The annual ILIA Awards are the culminating celebration for the progress made in San Diego County toward building resilient communities.

RISE San Diego is committed to uplifting, mobilizing and empowering the current and next generations of diverse, equitable and inclusive leaders who are developing community-focused solutions to make San Diego a better place. The organization does this through its leadership development, civic engagement and nonprofit partnership programs.

Additional details and contact

To submit nominations for the 2022 ILIA awards please visit here. Find ILIA awards nomination form here. Nomination deadline is Friday, July 29 at 11:59PM

To learn the details for the Annual Inclusive Leadership in Action event, click here.

See you there, San Diego!

The Latest
Battle of the Bruschetta at Postino WineCafe
Postino WineCafe’s iconic bruschetta is throwing down this summer with the second annual Battle of The Bruschetta, a summer-long, bracket-style competition between four limited-time bruschetta...
CIFF presents the real gidget
The Coronado Island Film Festival (CIFF) is thrilled to present “Gidget Comes to Coronado,” a special weekend featuring two events with Kathy Kohner-Zuckerman, the iconic...
Viewpoint Brewing Co one of the best San Diego breweries.
With over 150 breweries scattered throughout San Diego County, deciding where to pop in for a fresh beer on tap can be overwhelming, especially if...
San Diego County Fair 2022
Planning a trip to the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar? Here’s what you need to know before you go! Because we want to...
The Dish
The Dish is your source for the latest menu updates, new cocktail programs, happy hours, and special offers from San Diego’s best restaurants and bars!...
La Jolla's Dr. David Sabourin and his team
Finding a dentist you can feel comfortable and confident with is one of life’s great wins. That’s why, in this post, we celebrate the remarkable...