Spirit Awards

The Educators Consortium for Service Learning links educators and parents to deepen service learning practice. We are most appreciative of those special individuals who generously contribute their novel ideas, invaluable time and insightful contributions for the benefit of our participating members and choose to honor them annually with our “Spirit Award.” Very special thanks to Ann Nelson for hand-making the unique dolls, each inspired by our honorees.

img_2801Congratulations to Kathy Hakim the 2016 ECSL Spirit Award Recipient
The doll named Msukumo (meaning inspiration) was awarded to Kathy Hakim, one of our longest participating members! Kathy has given so much of herself to ECSL not only running all our Bookstores, making RSVP calls, helping with a multitude of operational matters, participating in our dynamic strategy sessions, but also contributing financially to help strengthen ECSL’s reach and effectiveness. Her dedication is cherished.
ECSL also recognized Lauren Miller for her motivation and meaningful work with Women Sex Trafficking. A donation was made to the League of Women Voters Social Justice campaign.
IMG_1923Congratulations to Sarah Culberson the 2015 ECSL Spirit Award Recipient

Sarah was presented with the handmade doll, Yemma (meaning love), at our fall meeting. For all her contributions, ECSL chose to support Sierra Leone Rising, which she co-founded to improve education, bring clean drinking water, and provide sustainable opportunities for the people of Sierra Leone.

Congratulations to Sammy Lyon the 2014 ECSL Spirit Award Recipient

In appreciation for her contributions sharing new technologies and environmental education, Furaha (joy) was presented. In Sammy’s name, support was provided to Heifer International to help families feed themselves with seeds, chickens and sustainable farming training.

Kulia-MarissaCongratulations to Marissa Nadjarian, 2013 Recipient

For all her contributions to ECSL and our members. This doll, named Kulia (nurture) honors Marissa who is a new mother herself. In her name, ECSL supported the efforts of a young mother, Phimea, who lived in Kenya and is developing a coal business, through KIVA, a global micro-lending organization.

Gen-ZahraCongratulations to Zahra Dowlatabadi, 2012 Recipient

The doll, named Gen (hope) honors Zahra for her contributions to ESCL and our members. In her name, ECSL supported Bead For Life, which works to eradicate poverty through women-led fair-trade sustainable businesses.

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