The Axelson Center’s Excellent Emerging Organization Award recognizes smaller, new nonprofit organizations. This award was created to honor up-and-coming organizations, who exhibit current and future leadership in the sector. The winner of the 2014 Excellent Emerging Organization Award is Waukegan to College. Waukegan to College creates brighter futures for students, families and communities by preparing students to enroll in and graduate from college.
(North Park University, Chicago, is a nonprofit institution preparing students for lives of significance and service.)