Winner in Humanitarian Action & Services Campaign - Non-Profit Awareness & Media Categories for The 3rd Annual Anthem Awards.
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Crystal Perry, Founder | CEO of Melanated PEARL Inc Announced as a [Silver] Winner in Humanitarian Action & Services Campaign - Non-Profit Awareness & Media Categories for The 3rd Annual Anthem Awards.
[Hampton, GA] — [January 31, 2024] – [Crystal Perry] announced today that Melanated PEARL Inc it is a Silver Anthem Winner for the FY 5 Emergency Assistance and Rapid Rehousing Program - in The 3rd Annual Anthem Awards.
This year’s Anthem Award Winners were selected from a pool of over 2,000 submissions from 44 countries by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Anthem judges are intellectually diverse leaders from across the impact industry with expertise that spans across the Anthem cause areas. IADAS members include: Heather Dowdy, Director of Product Accessibility, Netflix; Alex Amouyel, President & CEO, Newman’s Own Foundation; Noel Kinder, Chief Sustainability Officer, Nike; Shaniqua McClendon, Vice President of Politics, Crooked Media/Vote Save America; Rawle Andrews Jr., Esq., Executive Director, American Psychiatric Association Foundation; Alison Moore, CEO, Comic Relief US; Christina Lang, Vice President of North American Marketing, Mozilla; Michelle Waring, Steward for Sustainability and Everyday Good, Tom’s of Maine; and more.
“The Anthem Awards were born out of the desire to amplify and celebrate the voices that are creating sustainable change and to inspire others to take action,” said Patricia McLoughlin, Anthem Awards General Manager. “In a year where so much is at stake, it is incredibly important to recognize impact work and celebrate the progress happening globally. Congratulations to all of this year’s Winners.”
By amplifying the voices that spark global change, the Anthem Awards are defining a new benchmark for impactful work that inspires others to take action in their communities. A portion of program revenue is allocated to the Anthem Award’s grant program, The Anthem Fund. This year the Anthem Fund partnered with Billion Oyster Project to support their work to restore and conserve New York’s waterways.
About [Melanated PEARL Inc]: Melanated PEARL Inc is a nonprofit organization in Clayton County, Georgia, dedicated to empowering and uplifting women of color. As part of this mission, the organization has provided critical support to homeless women and families in the area for the past five years. The organization offers services and programs to address the immediate needs of people experiencing homelessness and housing instability, including emergency rental assistance, transitional housing, job training and placement, mental health and substance abuse counseling, and financial literacy workshops. Melanated Pearl also provides resources for basic needs such as food, clothing, and hygiene.
ABOUT THIS PROJECT
In FY 5 Melanated PEARL distributed $1.7 million to implemented its ERAP1 Emergency Housing Program, designed to provide short-term assistance to individuals and families who were experiencing a crisis situation between November 2022 to March 2023. Participants were placed in emergency housing for a period of up to 90 -120 days. The program was intended to provide a safety net for those who are experiencing homelessness and help them get back on their feet and achieve long-term stability.
Goals & Objectives
The program’s primary objective was to help individuals and families secure safe and stable housing as quickly as possible. The program offers a range of services including emergency shelter, case management, and referrals to community resources.
Results & Impact
Melanated PEAL Inc placed 150 individual and families during the coldest month in GA and offered case management services to identify and address the challenges that led to their homelessness, such as job loss, substance abuse, or mental health issues.
About The Anthem Awards:
Launched in 2021 by The Webby Awards, The Anthem Awards honors the purpose & mission-driven work of people, companies and organizations worldwide. By amplifying the voices that spark global change, we’re defining a new benchmark for impactful work that inspires others to take action in their own communities. The Anthem Awards honors work across seven core causes: Diversity; Equity & Inclusion; Education; Art & Culture; Health; Human & Civil Rights; Humanitarian Action & Services; Responsible Technology; and Sustainability, Environment & Climate. Founded in partnership with the Ad Council, Born This Way Foundation, Feeding America, Glaad, Mozilla, NAACP, NRDC, WWF, and XQ.
About The Webby Awards:
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites; Video; Advertising, Media & PR; Apps, Mobile, and Voice; Social; Podcasts; and Games. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received more than 13,500 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include Verizon, WP Engine, YouGov, Brandlive, Canva, NAACP, KPMG, Fast Company, Wall Street Journal, MediaPost, Podcast Movement, and AIGA.
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Exciting News! Melanated PEARL's founder and CEO, Crystal Perry is thrilled to announce that she is building Community Champions with Hand Heart and Soul Project to serve the SNAP-Ed-eligible audience in Clayton County!
Together, we are dedicated to increasing physical activity and nutrition programming and support in the community. Here are our goals:
Goal 1: Build a Community Champion Program
By February 29, 2024, we aim to develop the Community Champion program curriculum with the support of an existing Clayton County "community champion."
Goal 2: Recruit 10 Potential Community Champions
We are looking for 10 passionate individuals, including youth, adults, and senior citizens, to participate in the program. Join us at the Northwest Library on January XX for our first meeting and make a difference in your community!
Goal 3: Monthly Training and Support
Once selected, community champions will convene for eight monthly meetings. These sessions will provide training and support on various topics, including nutrition education, physical activity, storytelling, building community relationships, social media, and developing messaging.
Goal 4: Action Issues and Micro-Grants
By September 29, 2024, our community champions will identify one or more action issues. To support these initiatives, they will receive micro-grants that will help turn their ideas into reality.
Goal 5: Clayton County Annual Gathering
Save the date! By September 29, 2024, we will host the Clayton County Annual Gathering. This event will bring together Community Champions, members of the Clayton Collaborative, and residents from SNAP-Ed eligible areas. Our aim is to educate community decision-makers about nutrition and physical activity, and together, we will develop an action plan to support the identified action issues.
Join us in making a positive impact in Clayton County! Together, we can create a healthier and more vibrant community. Stay tuned for updates and get ready to be a part of the change! #HandHeartSoulProject #ClaytonCountyCommunityChampions #HealthyLiving