19th Annual Mayor’s Celebration of Diversity Award Nominations

The proceeds from this event benefit Mayor Joe Hogsett’s youth jobs program, Project Indy.

Sam H. Jones ‘Best of the Best’: This award is named in honor of the Indianapolis Urban League’s first president, a tireless advocate for peace, justice, and racial understanding. An organization nominated for this award is recognized for exemplary performance in all aspects of diversity. In order to be considered for this award, employers will be expected to additionally fulfill the criteria of the Diversity in Leadership and Diversity in Workforce awards.

Diversity in Leadership: This award celebrates an organization who cultivates an atmosphere of growth, particularly when considering upper-level diversity as well as actively supporting a diverse organizational culture. This includes those who create and implement strategies that to provide opportunities for all employees to feel integrated and valued within their workplace.

Diversity in Workforce: This award celebrates an organization who in the past year successfully implemented best practices to support workforce diversity. These employers promote opportunities that engage and recognize diversity within their place of business.

Excellence in Youth Employment: An organization nominated for this award has shown a commitment to offering several youth and young adults in Indianapolis the opportunity for that first job and embraces a culture that promotes the personal growth of those individuals through mentoring and advancement.