KYW Newsradio Opens Nominations For ‘Gamechangers’

(Some previous "Gamechangers." Photos by Cherri Gregg)

(Some previous “Gamechangers.” Photos by Cherri Gregg)

Nominations are now open for KYW Newsradio’s “Philadelphia Gamechangers” series for Black History Month 2016.

For the fourth year in a row, KYW Newsradio 1060 will highlight individuals who have “changed the game” for the African-American community in the Greater Philadelphia area.

Gamechangers are individuals or organizations that have used their volunteer efforts and community influence to make a significant, positive change for people of color in the previous twelve months.

For each of the past three years, KYW’s Gamechangers series recognized ten individuals. Examples of their accomplishments include revitalizing neighborhoods by building low-income housing, ending the sales of realistic bb-guns at toy corner stores and collecting thousands of books to donate to underserved students!

Read about the 2013, 2014 and 2015 honorees at

Now, put on your thinking cap! Who do you know someone who has has a significant, positive impact in the Black community this past year?  Did they clean up the neighborhood? Use their own money to feed their neighbors? Saved the lives of youth through mentoring?  C’mon– you know someone who quietly works to make the community better, rarely asking for anything in return. This is your chance to give them the credit they deserve.

Here are the rules.

Gamechanger nominees:

  • must live in the eight-county Greater Philadelphia area, which includes (besides Philadelphia,) Montgomery, Delaware, Chester, and Bucks counties in Pennsylvania, and Camden and Gloucester counties in New Jersey.
  • must have had a significant postive impact on African-Americans in the Greater Philadelphia area in 2013 by improving health, quality of life, education, employment, or other measures for this community.
  • can be of any racial, ethnic, or religious background.
  • can be an individual, group, or an organization.

The deadline for nominations is 11:59pm on January 18, 2016. Gamechangers will be decided by January 30th and will be featured on KYW Newsradio 1060 and on during February 2016 (“Black History Month”). They will also be honored at an awards ceremony in February.

We can’t wait to hear from you!


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