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To commemorate Caribbean American Heritage Month, the National Commemorative Committee under the leadership of the Institute of Caribbean Studies has established the Caribbean American Emerging Leaders/ChangeMakers Awards to honor volunteerism and entrepreneurship in the Caribbean American community.
On June 24th, 2016,  30 young emerging leaders of Caribbean heritage were be honored at the Inter-American Development Bank, ahead of the “Ignite Caribbean: Forum on the Future”--  a celebration of youth entrepreneurship and social enterprise by Caribbean Americans.

The inaugural “30 Under Thirty” award honored 30 Caribbean Americans aged 30 and under for their commitment and active engagement professionally, academically, or personally. 

The Honorees were Caribbean American and represented the  Academic, Entrepreneur, Activist, Community Leader, Student Leader or Member of a Caribbean Student Association whose work has contributed to making a measurable difference on a University/College campus in the USA or in their community.

Each Honoree  received a Certificate of Leadership attesting to their selection as a member of the 2016 class of 30 Under Thirty Caribbean American Emerging Leaders.

ICS celebratec the 30 honorees at the Caribbean American Legislative Week in Washington, DC on June 23-25th. Those who were able to travel to Washington DC participated in Ignite Caribbean- Forum on the Future and a Breakfast Reception at the Inter-American Development Bank, hosted by the Office of the Executive Director for the Caribbean region. In addition, six of them were given an opportunity to present at the Ignite Caribbean - Forum on the Future at the Inter-American Development Bank. 

Two honorees - Dani Washington and Alpha Sennon were selected to receive Cash Awards of US$500 each towards their NGOs.

Congratulations to all the Honorees!

Caribbean American 30 Under 30 Emerging Leaders and Changemakers
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