Awards

The Champaign-Urbana Immigration Forum is hosting 
The 3rd Annual Immigrant Welcome Awards!

*Nominations are now being accepted* Submit your nomination TODAY! 
Deadline: August 22, 2016

Nominate: 
1. Click on the nomination form link 
2. Scroll down and fill out the nomination form. 
3. Call Mike at 217-337-1500 if you have any questions or need to submit your nomination in hard copy.

Selection and Ceremony
A committee of community representatives will select awardees.

An awards ceremony, with music and refreshments, will be held on September 24, 2016. All community members are invited.


Please mark your calendars:

Immigrant Welcome Awards Celebration
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Location: The Urbana Free Library 
210 E. Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Tentative Agenda: 
Get The Facts on Immigration Workshop
1:00pm-2:00pm

Break for Refreshments
2:00pm-2:30pm

Awards Ceremony & Musical Celebration
2:30pm-4:00pm

(More details to come soon)
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We look forward to seeing your nominations!
Thank you!

CU Immigration Forum



About: Immigrant Welcome Awards recognizes the contributions of individuals and organizations that have created a welcoming atmosphere for immigrants in the Champaign-Urbana community.

We seek nominations for individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions, taken risks, and have provided leadership for the wellbeing and success of immigrants in Champaign County.


Past Awardees:

The 2015 Immigrant Welcome Awards:




2015 Award Recipients:


 -Student Leadership Award 
Alberto Lara Valdivieso

- Business Leadership Award 
Sister, Sister African Hair Braiding 

- Leadership Award 
Lucia Maldonaldo 

- Distinguished Service Award
Bob Kirby

- Community Organization Award 
New Americans ESL at First Presbyterian Church in Champaign

- Institutional Award: 
International Prep Academy for Newcomers, Champaign School District, Unit 4 

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The 2014 Immigrant Welcome Awards:



2014 Award Recipients:


- Student Leadership Award 
Allison Perez Briseno 

- Business Leadership Award 
Rick's Bakery 

- Leadership Award 
Guy Lombela

- Distinguished Service Award 
Father Tom Royer (Retired from St. Mary's Church)

- Community Organization Award 
East Central Illinois Refugee Mutual Assistance Center