The Guardian: Parkland survivor David Hogg aims to 'create the NRA – except for the opposite issues'


The Common Good was honored to recognize the work of student gun reform activist David Hogg with the Changemaker Scholarship for Citizen Activism. Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg presented him the award at The Common Good Forum 2018. This award is a notable achievement that marks Hogg’s remarkable impact at such a young age, and the press have taken note:

On Monday, the former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg presented Hogg with an award for citizen activism from The Common Good, a non-profit founded by entertainment industry leaders. Bloomberg, a billionaire gun control advocate who funds the country’s largest gun violence prevention group, Everytown for Gun Safety, was previously one of the NRA’s most reviled opponents. Bloomberg called Hogg “an inspiring young man”. He also presented Hogg with a check for $2,500 to go towards his future college tuition. His advice to the 18-year-old, Bloomberg said, was to “start out by finishing high school and then go to college”. […]

- Loris Beckett for The Guardian US

You can read The Guardian’s entire profile on our Changemaker here.

Page Six: Parkland activists make the rounds in NYC


The Common Good was incredibly honored to recognize the work of student activist David Hogg at The Common Good Forum 2018, awarding him with the Changemaker Scholarship for Citizen Activism. Former Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg presented the award, and David gave a moving speech to a captivated audience. The media took note, with Page Six reporting on David’s accomplishment:

David Hogg was presented an award at The Common Good Forum by Michael Bloomberg, along with a $2,500 scholarship. ‘This battle will not take days or years, it will take lifetimes,’ Hogg said

- Page Six reporter Richard Johnson, READ MORE

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Vibe: Oscars 2018 - Meet The 10 Activists Spotlighted In Andra Day And Common's Performance


During the 2018 Oscars, The Common Good American Spirit Award recipient Nicole Hockley was spotlighted during rapper Common and singer Andra Day’s performance. Vibe magazine noted her incredible activism and many achievements, including being an American Spirit Award recipient:

Nicole Hockley, mother of Dylan Hockley who was tragically killed in the Sandy Hook Shooting, is the Founder and Managing Director for Sandy Hook Promise (SHP)- the national non-profit organization founded and led by several family members who lost loved ones at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. Hockley has worked to enable social change and promote gun violence prevention. She has lead SHP to educate and train over 3 million youths, teens, and adults in all 50 states through the organization’s four proven “Know the Signs” programs. Hockley was named one of PEOPLE’s 25 Women Changing the World by PEOPLE Magazine in 2016, received The Common Good American Spirit Award for Citizen Activism in 2013 and most recently nominated for the 2018 People’s Choice Award for Change Makers, by the Child Mind Institute.

- Christine Imarenezor for Vibe, READ MORE