Facing Forward for Our Future
Facing Forward

join us For our annual MLK community leaders virtual event

MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2021 – 8 AM

The Urban League of Hampton Roads is holding the 37th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Leaders Event on Monday, January 18, 2021 at 8 AM. Join us this year online for our virtual event to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and recognize dedicated leaders in our community.

Since 1984, the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Leaders Awards are presented to individuals or groups who exemplify service, demonstrate the values modeled by Dr. King, and make significant contributions to the Hampton Roads community.

Together, we are Facing Forward for our Future.

Keynote Speaker Maurice Jones

Maurice A. Jones was appointed CEO and President of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) in September of 2016. LISC is one of the country’s largest organizations supporting projects to revitalize communities and catalyze economic opportunity for residents. Prior to joining LISC, Maurice was the Secretary of Commerce and Trade for the Commonwealth of Virginia where his primary job was to utilize Virginia’s assets to solidify its position as the preeminent place to live, work and conduct business.

Maurice previously served as Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) from April 2012 through January 2014.  at Hunton & Williams in Richmond, Virginia, and Partner at Venture Philanthropy Partners.

Maurice received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Hampden-Sydney College and attended Oxford University in England on a Rhodes Scholarship, where he received a Master of Philosophy in International Relations.  

Maurice Jones

Maurice A. Jones
President & CEO, LISC

 

37TH ANNUAL MLK COMMUNITY LEADERS AWARDS

We are proud to honor the leaders that guide our community toward social and economic equality.
Join us as we celebrate their dedication and commitment to Hampton Roads.

RISING LEADER

RISING LEADER

Isaiah Marriner

Science Teacher
Churchland High School

Education

Education

James W. Dyke, Jr.

Former Virginia
Secretary of Education

Community Service

Community Service

Jonathan Zur

Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Dr. Angela Reddix

ARDX President & CEO

Health

Health

Dr. Jordan Asher

Sentara Healthcare

Housing & Community

Housing & Community

Mark Johnson

Truist Bank

Social Justice

Social Justice

Judge Jerrauld C. Jones & Family

Philanthropy Award

Philanthropy Award

Richard F. Barry

Landmark Foundation

REGISTER ONLINE – THERE IS NO COST TO ATTEND

Learn how the Urban League of Hampton Roads collaborates with our community to provide empowerment and social justice. There is no cost to attend the Virtual Event. Invite your friends and share on social media.

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For more information, please contact Ms. Priscilla Smith at 757-627-0864 or psmith@ulhr.org

The Urban League of Hampton Roads, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and contributions are tax deductible as defined by the Internal Revenue Code. EIN 54-1083985.

EVENT SPONSORS

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UNIVERSITY SPONSORS

Old Dominion University
Norfolk State University
Eastern Virginia Medical School

Accessibility, Alternate Setting and Accommodation of Disabilities

All disabilities are managed on an as needed basis. The Urban League of Hampton Roads, Inc. office is located on the first floor. Doorways to the building entrance and offices are ADA accessible. Regardless of the impairment counseling services are delivered face-to-face, telephone, home visits, etc. to the following individuals:

  • Hearing Impaired
  • Elderly
  • Accessibility needs