Since 2015, Michigan Community Resources has been proud to celebrate women community leaders through The Power of One Dedicated Woman, our annual awards honoring unsung women changing Detroit neighborhoods.
This year, our seventh annual awards will continue to look different than previous years because of the global pandemic, but our goal of bringing attention to the stories of women community leaders is the same.
This year, with the support of our partners and awards sponsors, we have identified new award benefits to expand and deepen our support of honorees by providing them with valuable tools and resources to support their work.
2021 honoree Rhonda Theus receives her award prizes sponsored by JP Morgan Chase
RELEASE: Detroit women awarded for community service during pandemic
Michigan Community Resources honors six women during virtual awards event on August 24th
This award is for all women: cisgender (women who were assigned female at birth), transgender (women who were assigned male at birth), and nonbinary people who are comfortable in a space that centers the experiences of women. Recipients will be selected based on the following criteria:
- Identifies with above description
- Over age 18
- Resident of the city of Detroit
- Shares her time, talent, and treasure to improve her Detroit community
- Her efforts have gone unsung (largely unrecognized by mainstream media, the public, and through traditional awards)
- Open to receiving free support services and resources from MCR and our partners to support her work in the community, along with other honoree benefits
It is free to nominate and anyone may submit a nomination.
NOMINATIONS FOR 2022 AWARDS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN THE SPRING.
Aleasa M. Peatross-Smith
Mary Jo Smith
Sonia Renia Brown