Oceanside’s annual King Community Service Award goes to Satia Austin


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News Release

OsideNewsThe city of Oceanside, in collaboration with the North San Diego County NAACP, announced Satia Austin as the 2023 recipient of the city’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award at the annual celebration honoring King on Jan. 16.

Austin’s community activities include participation in Oceanside’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and Prayer Breakfast, assisting with homelessness reduction efforts, reviewing scholarship applications and other activities in support of making education accessible and affordable. Satia also volunteers to support Juneteenth events and Toys for Tots.

North Coast Link logo.Additionally, Austin is a joint member on the Board of Directors of North San Diego County Promise. The Promise is a collective organization dedicated to ensuring children are college-, career-, and life-ready upon graduating high school.  She also serves on the Board of Directors of Operation Hope.

Satia Austin
Satia Austin

Austin’s community involvement also includes organizations such as the NAACP. This year, in acknowledgement of her many contributions, Austin was recognized by the San Diego Business Journal as one of San Diego’s 2022 Top 50 Black Leaders of Influence.

The MLK Community Service Award is an annual award given to a resident of Oceanside or Camp Pendleton who exemplifies the ideals and teachings of Martin Luther King Jr. and who has served the community in volunteer activities over a long period of time.

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