A program that helps suspended and expelled students return to school. A hot shower, mailbox, and a place for the houseless community to connect. A 9th grade student who diverts nearly 500 lbs of recyclables from landfills at the Tulip Time Race. A philanthropic circle helping change the charitable giving landscape by adding more diverse voices to the philanthropy narrative. A lifetime of passion and advocating for the Hispanic community proactively closing the racial gap in Holland.
These are the winners of the 2019 Social Justice Awards presented by the City of Holland’s Human Relations Commission. Learn more about the amazing work of Escape Ministries’ Alternative Suspension Accountability Program, the Refresh: Hygiene and Hope project, the passions of student Hannah Huggett, the visions of Yah-Hanna Jenkins Leys, and the lifetime of work of Lupita Reyes.