2018 Immigrant Welcome Award Recipients Announced

The sponsors of the 5th Annual Immigrant Welcome Awards are proud to announce the recipients of this year’s awards. The 2018 Immigrant Welcome Award recipients are:

  • Business Leadership Award – Diva Nails
  • Community Impact Award – Carle Community Care
  • Distinguished Leadership Service Awards – Roaa Al-Heeti, Mike Doyle
  • Leadership Awards – Luis Cuza, Luzolo Jean Cesar Ntedika
  • Student Leadership Award – Carmen Hernandez

All award recipients will be honored during the Immigrant Welcome Awards Ceremony and Celebration on Saturday, September 22, 2018.  The celebration starts at 3:30 p.m. and will be held in the Lewis Auditorium at the Urbana Free Library Lewis (210 W. Green St. Urbana).  The public is invited to attend this free event and to celebrate the diversity of cultures that make up Champaign-Urbana. The event includes food, music, art projects for children, special guests, and features a special performance by Ballet Folklorico Mitotiani, a local dance group that shares traditional dances from different regions of Mexico.  A free reception will immediately follow at Stango Cuisine located in Lincoln Square Mall.

The Steering and Planning Committee and the event sponsors congratulate each of this year’s award recipients and thank them for their dedicated work enriching the diverse lives of everyone who calls Champaign-Urbana home.  Join us this Saturday to celebrate their accomplishments and the amazing diversity of cultures in our wonderful community.

The Immigrant Welcome Awards Ceremony and Celebration is sponsored by C-U Immigration Forum, the Cities of Champaign and Urbana, The Urbana Free Library, CU FAIR, University YMCA New American Welcome Center, and the Channing Murray Foundation.

Ricardo Diaz – CU Immigration Forum – 217-979-0255
Rachel Joy – City of Champaign – 217-403-8830
Carol Inskeep – Urbana Free Library – 217-367-4405