Nominations for KYW Newsradio GameChangers are now open.
For the sixth 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 year.
For each of the past five years, KYW’s Gamechangers series recognized ten individuals. Examples of their accomplishments included revitalizing neighborhoods by preventing suicide among at risk youth, providing free home repairs for low income families, feeding the homeless after hours and keeping families connected to their incarcerated loved ones.
Read about past honorees here- https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/tag/gamechangers/.
Now, put on your thinking cap! Who do you know who has changed the Black community for the better in 2017? The deadline for nominations is 11:59m on January 15, 2018. Gamechangers will be decided by January 30th and will be featured on KYW Newsradio 1060 and on CBSPhilly.com during 2018 (‘Black History Month”).
Spread the word. We can’t wait to hear from you!
Here are the rules.
– 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 positive impact on African-Americans in the Greater Philadelphia area in 2017 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.
This year’s honorees are:
Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation
LaQuisha Anthony, V.O.I.C.E.
Bobby Hill, Singer and Adocate
Andrew L. Hicks, Jr. Foundation
Saudia Shuler, Owner, Country Cookin’
Al Harris, Founder, Cancer Who?
Movita Johnson-Harrell, The CHARLES Foundation
Tune in to KYW Newsradio throughout the month of February to hear their extraordinary stories.