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2018 MLK Luncheon awardees are:

The Gene Young Award

Youth Utilizing Power and Praise

Our mission is to develop and enhance cross-cultural networks, that enhances the whole being through music, dance, drama, fine arts, public speaking, and sports. ...more

The Drum Major Award

Honorable Judge Sharon Chatman

Judge Sharon Chatman was a teacher and head coach for twenty years. Her teams won numerous championships at the high school, community college and university level. In recognition of her achievements, she was honored as the San Jose State University Women's Basketball Coach of the Century, and in 2004 she was inducted into the SJSU Sports Hall of Fame. ...more

The Drum Major Award

Akoma Arts

Mission Statement - Encourage and strengthen the local community using Drumming, Dance, and Song. ...more

Facing The Challenge Award

Camille Erin Llanes-Fontanilla, M.P.A.

Camille Llanes-Fontanilla has a Master's Degree in Public Administration from San Jose State University and a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications, with a minor in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. She has extensive executive management training from the CompassPoint Next Generation Leaders of Color Program, Rockwood Art of Leadership Program, the Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute's Civic Leadership Program, and the Latina Leadership Project. ...more

Spirit of Service Award

Pastor Louis Jones

Pastor Louis Jones, Jr. was born in Ferriday, Louisiana, December 16th, to Louis and Evelyn Jones. He was born into a very strong Christian family. His father was a Deacon of the Church and a popular quartet singer and his mother served as a missionary. As a child, Louis loved and admired his father's gospel singing, which undoubtedly influenced his later love for music. ...more

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