MLK Jr. Drum Major Innovative Service Award

The MLK Jr. Drum Major Innovation Service Award is awarded to volunteers who perform extraordinary every-day acts of service. The term, service, may include leading through outreach, mission-driven service, volunteerism, ministry focused on innovative educational experiences for students. Many Americans serve on a daily basis, every month, year after year through faith-based organizations and as volunteers for community groups, addressing a variety of critical education needs.

Our focus is to recognize these extraordinary volunteers.

Your Drum Major is eligible to receive a MLK Jr. Drum Major Service award certificate and a letter from the Office of the Under Secretary. The Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Education will be accepting 100 applications (nation-wide) on a first come, first serve basis and will select 20 MLK Jr. Drum Major award recipients.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Min. of one year of innovative service
  • Two forms of supporting documents (i.e. Written and/or verbal testimonial provided by a colleague or a student of the impact made by the nominee’s innovative service. If verbal testimonial, please send link of the video and identify the name and contact information of the individual providing the testimonial).

The U.S. Department of Education Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, in collaboration with the Department of Education’s White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for African-Americans (WHIEEAA), invite you to participate in the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major Innovative Service award nomination process.
Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major Innovative Service Award Application

Note: Application deadline is Monday, March 19, 2018.