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June 24th, 2023
Bishop O'Connell High School.


Peer Mentor


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Employee with ID/DD

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About the Nomination Process

Porto Charities will recognize a Parish, a Principal, an Educator, a Peer Mentor and an Employee with a disability with the Porto Charities' Inclusion Award. Nomination submissions are open to all individuals in the Diocese of Arlington and the selection will be made by Porto Charities' Executive Committee and the 2023 Porto Charities' Steering Inclusion Awards Committee.


All nominations must be received by April 21tst, 2023, 10:00 pm.

Nominating criteria:

  • Individuals are invited to submit nominations through this website by April 21st, 2023, 10:00pm.

  • Contact information is required to verify entries.

  • Nominators may be contacted by phone or email if the judging committee requires additional information about their nominees.

Award criteria:

  • An individual must be currently working/volunteering in the Diocese of Arlington, VA. For the Pastoral Leadership Award, the Parish must be in the Diocese of Arlington, VA.

  • An individual/parish will be deemed worthy of the award for using their role (Pastor, Principal, Educator, Peer Mentor, Employee with ID/DD) to make a positive contribution to inclusive education or employment in the Diocese of Arlington.

  • Nominees may be asked to participate in an interview which may include a site visit.

  • The recipient will be presented with the Porto Charities's Inclusion Award in their respective category at the Inclusion Awards to be held on June 24th, 2023 at Bishop O'Connell High School.

Submit your nominations!

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