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Nominate outstanding Jewish teens for Diller award

COAST CITIES — The Helen Diller Family Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2014 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards, a $36,000 grant for Jewish teens who are committed to volunteer service and offer exceptional leadership and visionary actions that are helping to repair the world.Teens may be nominated by any community member who knows the value of their project — except a family member – or teens can also self-nominate via a simple form at Up to five teens from California will be selected. Deadline for nominations is Jan. 5, 2014.

Past recipients of the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards have created a wide range of projects supporting various causes, including providing clean drinking water to third world countries, teen-based Web sites that provide tools and resources for youth to pursue their own community service projects and educational nonprofits that help those living with Autism and Alzheimer’s.

“Today’s teens are tomorrow’s leaders. It is our hope that this award will recognize some outstanding young people who are already helping to repair the world,” said Helen Diller, president of the sponsoring foundation. By celebrating Jewish teens committed to social action in innovative ways, we hope to inspire many more young people to follow their example.”

Qualifications for nomination include:

— Each candidate must be a U.S. resident aged 13 to 19 years old at the time of nomination, and must self-identify as Jewish.

— Community service projects may benefit the general or Jewish community, locally, nationally or worldwide.

— Teens compensated for their services are not eligible.

For more information, email [email protected] or call (415) 512-6432.