Congratulations to our 2023 Community Service Award Winner:
Sum Ling “Celine” Fong
Celine is a Junior at Rye Country Day School and resides in Greenwich. She and her family moved here from Hong Kong in 2017, and community service was a way for her to “engage with the Greenwich community, ease into a new environment and build sustaining connections.”
She enjoys working within the intersection of art and community building and one of her projects was a partnership with the Greenwich PD Special Victims Unit where she designed and painted a mural in the waiting room for the SVU. Celine plans to use the money awarded by the JLG to enlarge and improve a project she began as a member of the First Selectman’s Youth Commission called Art for Activism. This venture encourages artistic expression and creativity which raising awareness for social justice issues. In 2022, she partnered with the Bruce Museum to host an online exhibition and the winners received Bruce Museum memberships.
This award would enable Celine to expand the advertising and publicity for the exhibit to attract more artists and she expects to create a grant for winners to experience master classes and establish mentorships.
The 2024 Community Service Award
The Junior League of Greenwich will soon be accepting applications for the 2024 JLG Community Service Award. An award of $2,000 will be given to a student who has clearly demonstrated leadership and sustained commitment to community service. This award will be presented at the Junior League of Greenwich Annual Meeting taking place in late Spring 2024.
Eligible for consideration are local female high school students in grades 9-12 who exemplify the mission of the Junior League of Greenwich by demonstrating a sustained commitment to community service.