Nominations for Ignite Caribbean 30 Under 30 Changemaker Awards Extended to MAY 15

Nominations for Ignite Caribbean 30 Under 30 Changemaker Awards Extended to MAY 15

The Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS), the nation’s leading Caribbean American advocacy and development organization, will commemorate National Caribbean American Heritage Month, by honoring 30 Under 30 Caribbean Changemakers for exemplary leadership. After a brief COVID-induced hiatus, ICS will once again honor 30 Under 30 Caribbean American Emerging Leaders at an awards ceremony to be held in June. On June 19th, 30 young emerging leaders of Caribbean heritage will be honored during “Ignite Caribbean: Forum on the Future” scheduled to take place virtually or the Organization of American States, pending opening status.

The “30 Under 30” Awards will honor 30 emerging leaders of Caribbean heritage, age 30 and under, for their commitment and active engagement professionally academically, or personally. The Emerging Leader (EL) may be a Caribbean-American Academic, Entrepreneur, Activist or Community Leader. In addition, the EL may be a student leader or member of a Caribbean Student Association whose work has contributed to making a measurable difference on a University/College campus in the USA or in their community.

Members of the public are invited to nominate a deserving leader or to self-nominate. Applications available online must be submitted by Saturday, May 15th, 2021 and sent to Briana Bougouneau, Committee Co-Chair at

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“As a young Caribbean American, I am delighted to have the opportunity to network with other emerging leaders of Caribbean heritage. I anticipate that once again Ignite Caribbean 30 Under 30 will shed light on the many young leaders who have distinguished themselves in their chosen vocation." ... Brianna Bougouneau