||OVER FOUR DECADES OF AWARDS
National Academy of Recordings Arts and Sciences (NARAS) Lifetime Achievement Award, at the 2004 Grammys ceremony.
NEA Grant with Illinois Arts Council matching grant
Named Honorary Citizen of Louisville, KY, during The Year of the Child
National Academy of Recordings Arts and Sciences, Chicago Chapter, Governors Award, contribution in childrens recording and performance
Presidents Award for Years of Artistic Service, Boulevard Arts Center, Chicago
Parents Choice Award, Come Dance by the Ocean
Parents Choice Award, Live! At the Smithsonian
Proclamation of Ella Jenkins Day (December 12) in Chicago, IL
Oppenheim Toy Portfolios Gold Seal Selection, Live! At the Smithsonian
Service to Young Children Award, 35 years of work in childrens education, Chicago Metropolitan Association for the Education of Young Children
Arkansas Traveller Award, Secretary of State of Arkansas
Meritorious Service Award, Cook County Childrens Hospital, IL
Ravinia Festival Salute for 25 years of outstanding childrens music
Headstart Award for helping to unite children of many cultures
Lifetime Achievement Award, KOHL Education Foundation
Mayors Visionary Award, Fairfield, AL
American Academy of Childrens Entertainment, Best Variety Performer Award
Sydney R. Yates Arts Advocacy Award: Lifetime Achievement, Illinois Arts Alliance Foundation
Woodson Foundation Award
Pioneer in Early Television citation, The National Museum of American History
American Library Association Award
Named One of Chicagos Living Treasures
National Association of Black Storytellers, Zora Neale Hurston Keepers of the Culture Award
WEAA Radio Award, Morgan State University
1989 -- Washington (D.C.) Association For The Education of Young Children Resolution of Thanks
1991 Parents Choice Award: Come Dance by the Ocean
1991 -- Parents Choice Award / Video: Live At The Smithsonian
1996 -- Mom Talk Radio (Illinois) "Better World Award"
1998 -- The Chicago Council for Exceptional Children / Exceptional Childrens Week Committee, Honorary Chairperson Ella Jenkins
1998 -- Folkways At Fifty Certificate of Appreciation: "In recognition of participation in Folkways At Fifty Celebration and exceptional contributions to the increase and diffusion of knowledge about cultures and traditions that enrich our nation and the world."
1999 -- ASCAP Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award: First recipient in the field of Children's Music and the first woman selected for the honor.
1999--2000 Presidential invitation to participate in "Americas Millennium" celebration, Washington, DC.
2000--MENC (Music Educators National Conference) "Presented to Ella Jenkins in appreciation of her support for music education and the National Association for Music Education
2000 -- Early Childhood News Awards Directors Choice: Excellence in products for young children Holiday Times and Songs Children Love To Sing
2000 -- Parents Choice Audio Classic Award for Seasons for Singing
2000 -- Juvenile Protection Association
2000 -- Proclamation by the Governor of the State of Mississippi "We commend Ella L. Jenkins for her many outstanding achievements serving children."
2000 -- AFIM (Association for Independent Music) "Indie" Awards - Honorable Mention in the category of Childrens Music for A Union Of Friends Pulling Together.
2000 -- The "Key To The City of Utica" presented to Ella Jenkins "in appreciation for many her years of service"
2002 -- Songs, Rhythms, and Chants for the Dance" (SFW CD 45004), has been named a winner of the 2002 Early Childhood News Directors' Choice Award
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