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Colleges with a Commitment to Community Service

Posted by: Website Administrator on 3/13/2012
If finding and attending a college with plenty of opportunities for community service and service learning is important to you, you will be interested in looking at the colleges and universities listed on the 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.  

Five Presidential Award-winning colleges and fourteen Honor Roll Finalists were honored on Monday by the Department of Education for their commitment to community service and service learning.  The award is given to colleges that achieve meaningful, measurable outcomes in the communities they serve.  The award winners are Carson-Newman College, North Carolina State University, Miami University (Ohio), Seattle University, and the University of Pennsylvania.

The combined participation of students at the Presidential Award winners and the Honor Roll Finalists in community service was a total of more than 105 million hours.  Nearly one million of their students engaged in service learning and more than 1.6 million participated in other forms of community service.

For students who are genuinely interested in community service, you might want to consider adding a couple of these schools to your list.