Black History Month Celebration
Nominate someone you know who deserves to be recognized for their work, effort or extraordinary feats in the Black community.
Native of Fresno or the Central Valley
Age range of 68+ (and/or 3 years shy of)
Went above beyond their job duties/career to help people in the community
An African-American who is the first at doing something in his/her line of work, field or community.
An African-American who is noted as the only person who accomplished something or in a particular field or community.
An African-American who is outstanding in his/her field or community.
Passing the Torch Award Criteria:
This person is outstanding in their continued community service efforts and and has a noticeable track record of displaying leadership to the organizations he/she belongs to, as well as an inspirational role model for others throughout the community.
This person is also noted in his/her profession, going above and beyond one's job duties to help the greater good of the community.
This person is from age ranges of 25 to 42 and has dedicated oneself to acts of community service in the Central Valley community for six years or more.
This person is a native of the Central Valley or has resided here for 10 years or more.
Jesse McDonald, Jr. Community Award Criteria:
1. This person is involved in numerous activities throughout the community; he or she is the noticeable change agent making a difference in the community as a whole for at least five years or more.
2. This person is a leader, peacemaker and known to be a community liaison, working with everyone; this person tries to clear paths of conflicts and
encourage working relationships within the Black community.
3. There is no age range for this award.
4. This person is a native of the Central Valley or has resided here for 10 years or
Trailblazer 2020 Submission Deadlines: Nominations are open from March 1 st to August 31st.