February 26, 2010

Case Western Reserve University Named to President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for Second Year in a Row

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For the second year in a row, Case Western Reserve University has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll annually recognizes institutions of higher education for their commitment to and achievement in community service. The Honor Roll recognizes contributions that colleges and their students make to local communities and the nation as a whole.

Honorees are chosen based on a series of selection factors including scope and innovation of service projects, percentage of student participation in service activities, incentives for service, and the extent to which the school offers academic service-learning courses.

"This award celebrates the great work our campus engages in around the community each year," said Latisha James, director for the Center for Community Partnerships. "It demonstrates how important it is for the university to capture data about our community service."

Case Western Reserve received the recognition based on information submitted by the Center for Community Partnerships about the university's extensive community outreach initiatives.

Campus members and organizations still have an opportunity to share all of the different ways they volunteer by taking a brief Community Service Survey. The survey deadline is Monday, March 1. The updated inventory will continue to quantify just how engaged the Case Western Reserve community is in helping people and organizations in need. James said that information on how campus members serve the community, how many people volunteer, the amount of hours volunteered, the university's community partners and more are important to record.

The complete 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll list is available online.

For more information contact Kimyette Finley, 216.368.0521.

Posted by: Kimyette Finley, February 26, 2010 10:44 AM | News Topics: Alumni, Collaborations/Partnerships, Community Outreach, Faculty, Staff, Students, news

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