On Friday, February 22, 2019, DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc. received the Community Development Award from the National Association of Black Accountants, Temple Chapter and Temple's Black Law Students Association. The award was given to a student-run organization at Temple that frequently participates in community service initiatives focused on maintaining and uplifting Philadelphia's neighborhoods.
In attendance were representatives from Girls, Inc., Jaya Bolden, LLC. and The PA House of Representatives. In addition, there were performances from Babel Poetry Collective and UZURI Dance Company. This is the third Gala hosted by Temple University's Black Law Students Association. The event was held at the Center for Architecture and Design at 1218 Arch Street in Center City, Philadelphia.