CSJ Celebration

The annual CSJ Celebration typically takes place the last Sunday evening of the Spring semester. The event spotlights the past year’s work by students, community members, faculty, staff and campus partners, while also looking forward to the continued commitment to service and engagement in our communities. Numerous awards are presented to individuals, groups, and partners based on peer and CSJ staff nomination.

Questions can be directed to CSJ’s DC Mission Integration Coordinator, Melissa.Bernard@georgetown.edu.

Awards

Bridge Builder Award: Outstanding Community Partner

The Bridge Builder Award: Outstanding Community Partner recognizes a community partner who shares a common vision with the CSJ to advance social justice. Our work together embodies ongoing, collaborative opportunities for community-based research, teaching, and service, allowing all participants to be agents of positive change and social justice.

Bridge Builder Award: Outstanding Campus Partner

The Bridge Builder Award: Outstanding Campus Partner is given to a campus partner who has supported and advocated for CSJ’s work on Georgetown’s campus and/or in the greater DC community, exhibiting a strong commitment to social change, and helping to build bridges between CSJ and the broader community.

Professor James Slevin Engaged Scholarship Award

The Professor James Slevin Engaged Scholarship Award recognizes a community-based learning (CBL) course, co-curricular pedagogical initiative, or research project that successfully integrates learning objectives with community collaboration and solidarity, while promoting student engagement with fundamental social justice issues and uplifting community voices. This award recognizes Professor James Slevin who passed away in 2006. Professor Slevin was a faculty member of the English department, directed the Program on Justice and Peace, and was the inaugural Director of the Office of Curriculum and Pedagogy at the CSJ.

Suzanne Tarlov Spirit Award

The Suzanne Tarlov Spirit Award recognizes a student who has demonstrated a strong understanding of and commitment to social justice by working behind-the-scenes to create successful CSJ programming and/or events. This award is given in honor of Suzanne Tarlov, who served as the inaugural Associate Director of the Center for Social Justice until she passed away in January 2012. Suzanne’s commitment to the Georgetown University community and CSJ’s community partners were evident in her everyday actions and the depth of her relationships. 

Commitment to Advocacy: Indirect Service-Led Organization Award

This award recognizes the outstanding work of a student-led organization that has shown significant commitment to and advocacy for a cause that “advances justice and the common good.” CSJ staff-run EngageDCorps programs are not eligible for this award.

Leadership Beyond the Gates: Direct Service Student-Led Organization Award

This award recognizes the outstanding work of a student-led organization that has made significant direct service contributions in the Washington DC community to “advance justice and the common good.” CSJ staff-run EngageDCorps programs are not eligible for this award.

Lisa Burgoa (SFS’19) Award

The Lisa Burgoa Award recognizes a student who exemplifies “advancing social justice and the common good.” The award is given in honor of Lisa Burgoa (SFS’19) who left an indelible mark on the DC Schools Project and the CSJ community during her four years of service. Throughout her commitments, she modeled for other students what the true work of social justice is: interrogating larger issues of injustice while being rooted in solidarity with and service to the community. 

Campus Compact Newman Civic Action Fellowship

The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports community-committed students who are change-makers and public problem-solvers at Campus Compact member institutions. Fellows are nominated by their president or chancellor on the basis of their potential for public leadership.

Bridge Builder Award: Outstanding Community Partner

Highlighting the work of Mutual Aid Networks in DC

Bridge Bulder Award: Outstanding Campus Partner

Student Employment Office

Professor James Slevin Engaged Scholarship Award

Don Undeen, Manager of Maker Hub

Suzanne Tarlov Spirit Award

Jenna Moniz (COL’21)

Commitment to Advocacy: Indirect Service-Led Organization Award

Black Student Athlete Coalition

Leadership Beyond the Gates: Direct Service Student-Led Organization Award

SAFE

St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Outreach Program

Lisa Burgoa (SFS’19) Award

Dillon Sparks (COL’21)

Campus Compact Newman Civic Action Fellowship

Daniella Sanchez (COL’22)

Bridge Builder Award: Outstanding Community Partner

Progressive Life Center (PLC)

Bridge Bulder Award: Outstanding Campus Partner

The Administrators for Racial Justice Team, Bill Huff (Director of Residential Services, Residential Living) & Angel Garcia (Assistant Director, CMEA & Program Manager, Pre-College Programs, Center for Multicultural Equity and Access)

Professor James Slevin Engaged Scholarship Award

Yuki Kato, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Sociology

Suzanne Tarlov Spirit Award

Olivia Chiu (COL’20)

Mary Jane Reese (SCS’22)

Gwen Viles (COL’20)

Commitment to Advocacy: Indirect Service-Led Organization Award

Hoyas for Immigrant Rights, Arisaid Gonzalez Porras (COL ’21) & Anahi Figueroa (COL ’21)

Black Survivors Coalition

Leadership Beyond the Gates: Direct Service Student-Led Organization Award

Georgetown Ballers

Ferdinand Poulton Award

Karima Nodine (COL’20)

A’idah Defilippo (SFS’20)

Campus Compact Newman Civic Action Fellowship

Ian Murakami (COL’21)

Bridge Bulder Award: Outstanding Community Partner

ONE DC-Organizing Neighborhood Equity

Bridge Bulder Award: Outstanding Campus Partner

Government Relations and Community Engagement (GRACE)

Arelis Palacios, Center for Multicultural Equity and Access (CMEA)

Slevin Engaged Scholarship Award

Dr. C. Wakaba Futamura, Assistant Teaching Professor of French

Suzanne Tarlov Spirit Award

CSJ Van Assistants: Dai Yah Thompson (’20), Robert Cantu (’20), and Cameron White (’19)

Michael Bakan (MSB’19)

Commitment to Advocacy: Indirect Service-Led Organization Award

Asian American Student Association

Leadership Beyond the Gates: Direct Service Student-Led Organization Award

Georgetown Special Olympics

Alpha Phi Omega (APO)

Ferdinand Poulton Award

Alejandra Parra

Aly Panjwani (SFS’19)

Campus Compact Newman Civic Action Fellowship

Taurjhai Purdie

Commitment to Advocacy: Indirect Service Student Organization Award

Homeless Outreach Programs and Education (HOPE)

Bridge Builder Award: Outstanding Campus Partner

Office of Student Financial Services

Bridge Builder Award: Outstanding Community Partner

The Kino Border Initiative

Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellow Award

Shakera Vaughan

James Slevin Award for Engaged Scholarship

Professor Sabrina Wesley-Nero, Associate Teaching Professor of Education

Leadership Beyond the Gates: Direct Service Student Organization Award

Period Empowerment Project (PEP)

Suzanne Tarlov Spirit Award

Daniela Duron Garcia

Tracy Acheampong

Wakaha Sampei

Ferdinand Poulton, S.J. Award

Juliet Ivanov

Commitment to Advocacy: Indirect Service Student Organization Award

Native American Student Council

Bridge Builder Award: Outstanding Campus Partner

Katie Boin

Bridge Builder Award: Outstanding Community Partner

Life Pieces to Masterpieces

Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellow Award

Derrick Little (COL’18)

James Slevin Award for Engaged Scholarship

Professor Libbie Rifkin

Professor Lahra Smith

Leadership Beyond the Gates: Direct Service Student Organization Award

Hoya Helpers

Suzanne Tarlov Spirit Award

Abdurrahman Ajeigbe

Blaine Campbell

Caitlin Miller (COL’18)

Ferdinand Poulton, S.J. Award

Alexa Pereda

Special Recognition

After School Kids Program

Bridge Builder Award: Outstanding Community Partner
Ms. Natalie Gillard, Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services 

Bridge Builder Award: Outstanding Campus Partner
The Garage Team

James Slevin Award for Engaged Scholarship
Dr. Diana Guelespe and the Limited Purpose Driver’s License Research Project Team

The Suzanne Tarlov Spirit Award
Danny Aherne (’16)

Iris Pepa (’16)

Kyra Hanlon (’16)

Commitment to Advocacy: Indirect Service Student Led Organization Award
UndocuHoyas

Leadership Beyond the Gates: Direct Service Student Led Organization Award

GirlTalk

Ferdinand Poulton, S.J. Award
Joy Robertson (’16)

Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellow Award
Luis Sorto (’18)

Special Recognition Award
CSJ’s Graduate Assistants for 2015-2016

Bridge Builder Award: Outstanding Community Partner
Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)

Bridge Builder Award: Outstanding Campus Partner         
The Office of Student Employment

Community-Based Learning and Research Award
The College Dean’s Office

Commitment to Advocacy: Indirect Service Student Organization Award
Black Leadership Forum
Georgetown Scholarship Program (GSP) Student Board

Leadership Beyond the Gates: Direct Service Student Led Organization Award
Kalmanovitz Initiative Day Labor Exchange Program

Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellow Award 
Chris Wager 

Ferdinand Poulton, S.J. Award
Dan Silkman (’15)

Suzanne Tarlov Spirit Award
Haley Shoaf (’15)

Sam Silbert (’15)

John Flynn (’15)

Special Recognition for Service to CSJ

Jujuan Moore, Cristo Rey Corporate Work-Study Student 

Bridge Builder Award: Outstanding Community Partner
Nalle Elementary School

Bridge Building Award: Outstanding Campus Partner
Georgetown University Office of Purchasing and Contracts

Commitment to Advocacy: Indirect Service Student Organization Award
Students Stopping the Trafficking of People (SSTOP)

Leadership Beyond the Gates: Direct Service Student Led Organization Award
Georgetown University Math and Science Hands-On Enrichment (GUMSHOE)

Ferdinand Poulton, S.J. Award
Mellie Corrigan (COL’14)

Suzanne Tarlov Spirit Award
Maggie Ferrato (COL’14)

Kate Anthony (SFS’14)