Maplewood, NJ (PRWEB) September 27, 2012
umojawa, a new online community encouraging social change and civic engagement, and rewarding organizations for their work that benefits others, announces its first annual Ovation™ Award in Education to recognize outstanding performance in projects initiated by Parent Teacher Associations (PTA) and Home School Associations (HSA) teams to benefit their schools. Five regional winners will be announced in May 2013 and each will receive awards for their schools from a prize pool valued at $10,000, with additional prizes to be announced throughout the registration period.
PTA and HSA individuals and teams throughout the United States are encouraged to register now at http://umojawa.com/ovation/ to learn about the Ovation Award criteria, the application process, and how to get involved. As an added benefit, early registrants will be entered in drawings throughout the fall and have a chance to win from $2500+ worth of prizes. The earlier a participant registers the better the chance they have to win. New program sponsors and opportunities will be announced throughout the school year.
“The PTA/HSA is the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation, reminding our country of its obligations to children. They are a greatly underappreciated group of volunteers and we want to honor these unsung heroes for their dedication to the youth, our country’s future,” said Stephanie Jelley, chief executive officer, umojawa.
The Ovation Award honors teams that demonstrate best practices in volunteerism, with projects that show strength in team leadership and management, innovative approaches, and successful solutions applied in school systems nationwide. Keeping true to its core mission of using social media for social good, umojawa will share all submitted projects, and crowdsourcing will be an essential part of the judging process along with judging by the umojawa board.
“Our Ovation Award tagline, Admiring What’s Inspiring, says it all: we celebrate those that demonstrate social good in our educational system and we help them spread the word to inspire others to do the same,” added Jelley.
umojawa is a leading information provider for the non-profit sector that helps them more effectively manage their organizations and maximize the efficiency of their external communications and fundraising efforts via new age mixed media and social media platforms. Utilizing today’s best practices in social media as well as traditional B2B marketing communications, umojawa helps ensure not-for-profit organizations reach their target audiences while creating general awareness to their missions.