Congratulations to our very own Chair of Governance, Serena Williams, on accepting the esteemed 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "Dream Keeper Award".
Serena received this award on the revered Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day which fell on Monday, January 18 in a room of socially distanced community members and her family.
The Dream Keeper Award, sponsored by the City of Rock Hill Community Relations Council, is presented annually to someone that demonstrates their impact by fighting for their community and the well-being of all the citizens while promoting racial equality, social responsibility, political empowerment, diversity, nonviolence, and racial harmony.
A quick glance at her resumé, it is evident why Serena was presented this special award. Her steadfast dedication to serving her community is the cause of her being this year's recipient.
“I’m just so humbled,” Williams said, “When you think of Dr. King’s legacy and the amazing leaders in Rock Hill who have been named a Dream Keeper, I’m so humbled by the honor. I’m just doing what Dr. King asks us to do… find ways to fulfill our purpose by serving others.” She believes in being a champion for the people. “I’m so grateful God planted me here in Rock Hill to serve and support all of you,” she said while receiving her award.
As the Rock Hill Schools Coordinator of Community Service, Serena serves as the Foster Care & Homeless Education liaison. To add to her serving as the our Chair of Governance for BELL, Serena is also a board member of the Habitat for Humanity York County, Chair Member for the #1 Question: Is It Good for the Children Campaign, and a member of the Community Healing Initiative.
Job well done, Serena!