Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards Expand Nationally

San Francisco, September 12, 2012 – The Helen Diller Family Foundation is expanding the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards, issuing a national call-for-nominations to identify Jewish teens whose volunteer service projects demonstrate a determined commitment to make the world a better place. Up to ten selected teens, five from California and five from other communities across the country, will each be acknowledged for their visionary actions with an award of $36,000, to be used to further their philanthropic work or their education. Deadline for nominations is January 6, 2013.

Qualifications for Nomination:

  • Teens may be nominated by teachers, community leaders, rabbis, or anyone who knows the value of their volunteer service and commitment – EXCEPT family members. Teens may also nominate themselves.
  • Each candidate must be a U.S. resident aged 13-19 years old at the time of nomination, and must self-identify as Jewish.
  • Community service projects may benefit the general or Jewish community.
  • Teens compensated for their services are not eligible.

To enter: Complete the simple online nomination form at www.jewishfed.org/teenawards/process
For more information: www.jewishfed.org/diller/teenawards; (415) 512-6437; dillerteenaward@sfjcf.org