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Advancement of People of Color Leadership Award

Purpose:  To recognize a person of color who has made a significant contribution to NCTE and to the development of our professional community.

Frequency/Number of Awards:  This award will be bestowed only when the APCL Selection Committee decides a nomination warrants presentation of the award. This award may not be given each year. This award may be given to a deceased person.

Eligibility:  People of color refers to historically underrepresented groups--African American, American Indians, Asian Americans, Latinos, and Pacific Islanders. The APCL Selection Committee will only consider nominations solicited from the Board of Directors, Affiliate Presidents, Caucus Chairs, and NCTE members of color. The Executive Committee will approve the committee’s selection.

Award Specifics:

  • A plaque is given to the recipient of the NCTE Advancement of People of Color Leadership Award during an awards ceremony which takes place at the NCTE Annual Convention.

  • The recipient will also receive:
    • A complimentary Annual Convention registration
    • Domestic round-trip coach airfare to the Annual Convention
    • One night lodging (Friday) with meals

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