Awards & Recognition

Anita Woodley’s Accolades (Listed in Order Earned)
  • 2017 – Community Member of the Year, Health Equity Impact Award, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities (State of North Carolina)
  • 2017 – Honorary Chair, Gift for Life Block Walk Durham, NC (Sisters Network Triangle Affiliate Chapter)
  • 2017 – Arts & Culture Woman of the Year (Spectacular Magazine)
  • 2017 – Facilitator & Graduate, Parent University (Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools)
  • 2017 – Honorary Chair, Gift for Life Block Walk Durham, NC (Sisters Network Triangle Affiliate Chapter)
  • 2017 – Scholarly Article, Beyond the Page: A Process Review of Using Ethnodrama to Disseminate Research Findings Taylor_et_al_2017 (Journal of Health Communication)
  • 2009 — Network Radio – Interview/Discussion Award, “Lessons from a Dropout,” NABJ
  • 2006 – Harry Chapin Media Award – Radio, Finalist “Gift of a Loan” WHY
  • 2001 – Emmy Award,“CNN Exceptional Coverage on 9/11” NATAS
  • 2000 — Francia Young Memorial Award “Most Promising Minority Journalist, Community Leader and Scholar for  Exceptional work as a Journalist,” SFSU/Broadcast Journalism
  • 2000 — Recognition as a “Pioneer with Contributions for Others to Follow,”SFSU/Equal Opportunity Program
  • 2000 — Golden Key National Honor Society Lifetime Member
  • 2000 — San Francisco State University, B.A., Radio and Television, Magna Cum Laude
  • 1999 — Educational Training Scholarship Recipient, Public Housing Drug Elimination Program, Residents Honored for Community InvolvementOakland Housing Authority
  • 1997 — 1st Place Winner in the Creative Writing Category, Literary Contest for Student Academic Services Outreach Program, Humboldt State University
  • 1996 — 2nd Place Winner in the Creative Category, Student Affirmative Action Literary Contest, Humboldt State University
  • 1994 — Comic Book Editor/Translator, “Kid Justice: Battles The World’s Most Deadly Enemy HIV… The AIDS Virus”  City of Oakland Office of Health & Human Services, Alameda County, California
  • 1994 – 1st Place Winner, Creative Artists Collage Project We Are One Contest MacArthur Boulevard Mall, Oakland, California
  • 1994 — Workshop Facilitator, Gang Violence and Gun Control: Parents Who Fear Their Children,  City of Oakland Youth Commission
  • 1993-1994 — President, All Student Body, Oakland Technical High School
  • 1993-1994 — Co-Chair Youth Advisory Commission, City of Oakland, Youth Conference Organizer
  • 1993— Workshop Facilitator, Pre-teens, Juniors, and Primaries, Youth & Adults in Unity, Indio, California
  • 1992-1993 — President, Friday Night Live Drug & Alcohol Free Youth Program, Alameda County, California
  • 1992-1993 — Youth Board Member, Board of Directors of Oakland School Volunteers, Oakland, California
  • 1992-1993 — Student Representative, School-Site Council-Oakland Technical High School, California
  • 1991 — Poet, “Family & Friends Day: Unity During The War”, Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, Oakland, California
  • 1990 —Publicity Commissioner, Claremont Middle School, Oakland, California
  • 1990 — Character Old Man Isaac, “Road to Bethlehem Play”, Mount Pleasant M.B.C., Oakland, California