We're Looking for a COVID-19 Unsung Hero!

The safety of our community is a top priority. In light of the health safety recommendations regarding COVID-19, we will deliver our Social Justice Awards as a Virtual Awards Ceremony.

We thank you for your ongoing support.

our mission:

To showcase the success and achievements of social justice leadership.

our Vision:

Celebrate and honor outstanding social justice leaders who have contributed to their careers and communities.

The criteria:

The public and those engaged in the field will be able to nominate those outstanding professionals and leaders in the social justice movement though our online nomination form.

The Central Ohio Social Justice Awards

A Virtual Luncheon Ceremony

Sunday, September 20, 2020


On the

WHova Virtual Platform

2020 Central Ohio Social Justice Awards Recipients

Community Service Individual


Education Advocacy Individual Public School

John Gregory

Education Advocacy Individual Higher Education

Dr. Chenelle Jones

Education Advocacy Organization Public School

Ohio Hispanic Coalition

Education Advocacy Organization Higher Education

OSU Office of Diversity and Inclusion's Morrill Scholarship Program

Law Enforcement Individual

Napoleon Bell II

Law Enforcement Organization

Whitehall Division of Fire

Legal Advocacy Individual

Judge Jodi Thomas

Legal Advocacy Organization

Yocum Law Office, LLC

Public Service Individual

Dr. Alexander Heckman

Public Service Organization

Celebrate One

Restorative Justice Individual

Dr. Patrice Palmer

Restorative Justice Organization

Freedom Ala Cart

Youth Justice Individual

Grace Welty

Youth Justice Organization

Starfish Alliance, Inc.

2020 Special Tributes

Yvette McGee Brown

First African American female justice on the Ohio Supreme Court

Jane Abell

Chairwoman, Donatos Pizza

Janet E. Jackson

Former CEO for United Way of Central Ohio

2020 Master of Ceremonies

Jerry Revish

Former WBNS 10TV News Anchor

2020 Special Performance

Barbara Fant

Spoken Word Artist

2020 Central Ohio Social Justice Awards Leadership

2020 Honorary Co Chair

Rev. Dr. Tim Ahrens

First Congregational Church

2020 Honorary Co Chair

Qiana Williams

Ohio Health

2020 Advisory Board

Mallory Donaldson

Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)

C. Sunny Martin

The Urban Entrepreneur

Brandy Avery

Financial Power Network

Paul Rockwell

Red Door BBQ

2020 Think Make Live Youth Board of Directors

Felicia A. Saunders


Tia Johnson

Vice President

Stacia Tabler


Michael Greenwood


Jo Dee Davis

Director of Programs

Executive Event Coordinator

Terry Green

Terry Green is the Founder and Executive Director of Think Make Live Youth community non-profit. Terry is also the Founder and Executive Event Coordinator of the Social Justice Awards, an awards ceremony dedicated to honor outstanding social justice leadership. He is a national social justice consultant providing a hallmark experience in youth leadership opportunities, innovative civic engagement and economic development strategies. Terry received the YouthBuild USA Outstanding Commitment to Leadership and Social Justice Award. He is an active alumnus of the United Way of Central Ohio Neighborhood Leadership Academy. As a young community activist, Terry also served as a Community Organizer for America Forward Today’s Student Campaign. 

Recently he has been appointed to serve on the Supreme Court of Ohio Subcommittee on Responding to Child Abuse, Neglect and Dependency. Currently, Terry is leading a local youth Community Action Team in Central Ohio in partnership with Opportunity Youth United, a national movement of young people and allies working to increase opportunities and decrease poverty in America. His ambitious drive to serve has led him to become a solution-driven effective social justice consultant. Terry is truly dedicated every day to provide more innovative strategies and opportunities for youth and returning citizens to thrive in today’s society. 

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