Social Justice Awards

The City of Holland Human Relations Commission's annual Social Justice Awards recognize individuals and organizations who exemplify the virtues of social justice by promoting equal opportunity and equal access for all residents in the areas of Housing, Education, Employment, and Government/Community Relations. The Social Justice Awards also has a Youth category for students age 13-19; winners in this category are determined by the Holland Youth Advisory Council (HYAC). 

The winners of the Social Justice Awards are announced in early January of each year, with an awards ceremony at City Hall. 

2020 Social Justice Award Nomination Online Form

2020 Social Justice Award Nomination YOUTH Category

2019 Social Justice Awards

2019 Social Justice Award Winners
Social Justice Award plaques ready for presentation.
Human Relations Commission Members ready to present awards.
Social Justice Award for Housing presented to Angela Maxwell and First United Methodist Church
Social Justice Award for Housing Recipients Angela Maxwell and LuAnne Stanley Hook
Dr. Vicki-Lynn Holmes presents Education Award to Escape Ministries
Michelle Slikkers presents the Lifetime Achievement Award to Lupita Reyes
Lupita Reyes and Hannah Huggett
Social Justice Award Winners for Community Relations and Education
Keiffer Sestric presents Community Relations Award to Yah-Hanna Jenkins Leys
Michelle Slikkers presents the Lifetime Achievement Award to Lupita Reyes
HYAC Co-chairs present the Youth Social Justice Award