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Published January 12, 2021

Virginia (Danville, Charlottesville)—Virginia Humanities announced today that their History United program has been nominated for a Civvy Award. The American Civic Collaboration Awards (the Civvys) are the only national awards program dedicated to celebrating projects that emphasize working together across divides to strengthen communities and empower citizens. By leveraging collaboration as a core strength, these initiatives put community and nation before party, ideology, and narrow interests, embodying a civic spirit that inspires other Americans to take action.

Now in its fourth year, the Civvys amassed a record number of nominations from work happening in 2020, across the National, Local and Youth categories. This year’s awards additionally focus on efforts by and for communities of color, and those that support a more diverse, equitable and inclusive America. These awards are among the most impactful and visible aspects of the civic renewal movement, hosted by the Bridge Alliance Education Fund, Big Tent Nation, and the National Conference on Citizenship – key leaders in this space.

History United, a partnership between Virginia Humanities and the Danville Regional Foundation, uses local history to encourage investment in the future of the Dan River Region and build a strong collaborative network of organizations and individuals committed to positive change.

“It is an amazing experience to be recognized for bringing people together for honest conversations in a time like this,” says Chad Martin, History United’s program director. “History United is always looking for ways to lift up partnerships and our community.”

For a full list of nominees, visit https://www.civvys.org/the-2020-civvys. Winners will be announced in March.

Our work brings people together and honors our shared humanity.

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