The New Americans Magazine has announced winners of the American Awards 2019 in the six categories for this year at a ceremony to be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at the Auditorium of the Ohio History Center, Columbus. It will start at 6pm and end at 8pm, with red carpet activities starting at 5pm.
“The American Awards will honor individuals and organizations that have made appreciable contributions to growth and development in the new American community in central Ohio,” said Deba Uwadiae, Publisher/Editor-In-Chief of New Americans magazine.
The categories for 2019 include Social Services, Legal Services, Lifetime Achievement, Personality of the Year, Welcoming County and Welcoming City awards.
Five organizations that assist and support new immigrants and refugees in resettling in central Ohio will receive the Social Services award for excelling in alleviating the conditions of refugees and immigrants in need of help. They include Community for Refugee and Immigration Services, ETSS Social Services, Jewish Family Services, Somali Community Association and US Together.
Two attorneys and their law firms, Simakovsky Law and Olawale Law Firm will receive the Legal Services Award for dedicating their resources to innovation and performing outstandingly by delivering exceptional results for their clients, specifically immigrants and new Americans.
Also two individuals, Mr. Tobias Iloka and Dr JS Jindal are honored with the Life Achievement Awards for demonstrating commitment to their profession and service through vision, attitude and work in Ohio State and beyond thereby being a beacon in the new American community.
Jury Supervisor Frances Green Columbus is Personality of the Year 2019 for commitment, dedication, diligence, understanding and warmness in the way she has continually conduct the Naturalization ceremony the new Americans for over two decades.
The City of Columbus and Franklin County are Welcoming City and Welcoming County awardees respectively for being guided by the principles of inclusion and creating communities that proper because everyone feels welcome, including immigrants and refugees.