2015 Recipients
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Please join us in congratulating the 2015 recipients of the Higher Education Civic Engagement Award:

 

Dominican University of California

Dominican University of California

Founded in 1890, Dominican University strives to prepare students to be ethical leaders and socially responsible global citizens. With its longstanding tradition of service-learning across the curriculum, Dominican treats its community partners as co-educators. For example, by engaging with residents and service providers in the San Rafael’s Canal neighborhood through the “Voces del Canal” group, Dominican students have helped identify issues crucial to the neighborhood and built stronger collaborations around the residents’ vision of a safe and thriving community.

 

John Carroll University

John Carroll University

Inspired by the intellectual tradition of its Jesuit founders, John Carroll University pursues excellence in learning, leadership and service in the Cleveland, Ohio, region and around the world. In the “We the People Service-Learning Program,” John Carroll students partnered with the East Cleveland Schools to deliver three related programs for different age levels. These programs taught East Cleveland students about citizenship, and how to respond to injustice and address policy issues. As a result of this program, both the East Cleveland and John Carroll students showed greater levels of civic engagement beyond their respective campuses.

 

Rutgers University - Camden

Rutgers University - Camden

Rutgers-Camden is committed to bringing the Rutgers University experience to southern New Jersey and the Delaware Valley. Rutgers-Camden works with local partners to leverage learning and research opportunities toward lasting change for the community beyond the campus. Collaborating with leadership, staff and families in five neighborhood schools, the Rutgers/North Camden Schools Partnership provides a wide-ranging set of initiatives that promote academic success, emotional and social development, and family and community engagement to strengthen the North Camden neighborhood.

 

Tufts University

Tufts University

The Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University in Massachusetts is charged with reaching all students and faculty across the university. It produces influential research about civic engagement and provides leadership in marshaling the university’s resources toward community engagement. Acting in response to community concerns, Tisch College provided an initial seed grant for the Community Assessment of Freeway Exposure and Health in Somerville, Mass. The project has produced more than 20 peer-reviewed articles reporting its findings. Its collaboration has grown to include elected officials and commercial developers who pursue long-term strategies for managing and mitigating the effects of traffic pollution.

 

 

Weber State University

Weber State University

Weber State University is committed to promoting opportunity and development in its home of Ogden, Utah, and the surrounding communities. Through its Center for Community Engaged Learning and in partnership with the United Way of Northern Utah, Weber State contributes its strengths in the social sciences, education and health professions to the Ogden United Promise Neighborhood Institute. The institute coordinates and measures the collective impact of neighborhood organizations, helping children in Ogden become successful from “cradle to career.”

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