Who will win the 2019 American Express NGen Leadership Award?
On November 14, the winner of the 2019 American Express NGen Leadership Award will be revealed. From more than 100 nominations, a national panel of experts selected six finalists based on their record of transformative impact through collaboration. Meet the finalists here, learn more about their work, and watch this page to see who takes home the award after the winner is announced at Upswell Chicago.
Human Rights for Kids
Fighting for the rights of children, particularly those who have been marginalized, victimized, and forgotten, drives James’ work to end the broad spectrum of child abuse and ensure “that every child has hope and love.”
Responding to the concerns of young people on social media about the dangers of vaping, Megan’s groundbreaking text message program offers guidance, including how to quit, to help them “live their best lives addiction free.”
Rochelle’s work to stop human trafficking, which she began as a prosecutor in Philadelphia, focuses on ensuring that law enforcement officers and other partners “have the tools they need to end trafficking, from data and technology to cultural training.”
Alianza Coachella Valley
Growing up in Coachella Valley, Silvia knows first-hand about the unmet needs of rural immigrant communities, and now strives to show how communities can be transformed, working with “residents and nonprofits to tackle inequities in our region together.”
United Way Worldwide
Lindsay is applying multiple approaches to increase civic engagement and build the capacity of local United Ways not only to advocate for the people they serve, but also to empower them to advocate for themselves and to create community-driven solutions.
San Francisco, CA
By supporting public leaders in focusing on outcomes, rather than delivery of services “that may or may not work” in communities, Caroline says Third Sector seeks to “shift decision-making power toward the people being served.”
Past NGen Award Winners
City of Grand Rapids
Sarah Eagle Heart
Native Americans in Philanthropy
Diana Nambatya Nsubuga
Global Health Corps
United We Dream
National Indian Child Welfare Association
Carnegie Hall’s Weill Institute of Music
National Domestic Workers Alliance