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Alumni Spotlight: Rawlson King '95

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Recognized for his volunteer work, Rawlson King ’95 won a 2018 United Way Ottawa Community Builder of the Year Award, conferred during National Volunteer Week. 

The award recognizes his tenure over the last three years as the volunteer President of the Overbrook Community Association, where he successfully advocated for a city-led youth strategy and a response plan to serious crime in his neighbourhood. During his tenure, the organization successfully raised $42,000 to hold a highly-acclaimed community musical that promoted social inclusion, while celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary.

He is also a volunteer Board member and Treasurer at the Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre, a $1.6 million health and social services facility that serves Ottawa's east-end, and served as volunteer President of Gallery 101, a prominent Ottawa artist-run centre. To encourage more local educational options, he serves as a volunteer Board member at AlivEducation, an innovative and non-traditional evening and weekend after-school program for youth. 

An active community leader and volunteer, Rawlson is running as an Ottawa public school board trustee candidate in the upcoming municipal election this fall. He also has served on the Bayview Glen Alumni Association Board since its March 2009 inception.