Each year, the Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management presents awards recognizing the achievements of Chicago-area nonprofits. In its fourth year, the Excellent Emerging Organization Award recognized one young organization with potential for growth and greater effectiveness. The winner was Porchlight Counseling Services. Porchlight’s mission is to help college sexual assault survivors experience healing and wholeness and to create a world in which a person’s life is not defined by the devastating experience of sexual assault.
(North Park University, Chicago, is a nonprofit institution preparing students for lives of significance and service.)