Individual awards will be presented to one Youth (18 and under), one Adult (19-54 years old) and one Retiree/Senior (55+ years old) in each of the Commission's five service regions across the state (Northeast, Northwest, East Central, West Central and Southern Illinois). National Service Awards will be presented to one Learn and Serve, one AmeriCorps, and one Senior Corps Member in each of the five regions. Each category will be asked to meet one of the following focus areas: Economic Opportunity, Education, Environmental Conservation, Disaster Preparedness/Response, Health, and Veterans Affairs. The awardees will be recognized, along with their nominating organization, at a ceremony at the Executive Mansion in April.
Nomination forms are due to Serve Illinois by February 29, 2012. For more information and the nomination form, please visit www.Serve.Illinois.gov .