The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has named Clark University to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to disadvantaged youths. Clark has appeared on the honor roll every year since its launch in 2006.
The Community Service Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement. Honorees are chosen based on a series of selection factors including scope and innovativeness 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.
“Making the list speaks very highly of the community work and level of engagement that our students have, and it’s nice for this work to be recognized,” said Micki Davis, program director of Clark’s Community Engagement and Volunteering (CEV) Center, which provides volunteer opportunities for students, faculty and staff who want to make a difference in the Worcester community. Hundreds of students volunteer each year with a vast array of organizations, programs and initiatives, including the Red Cross, All Kinds of Girls, Boys and Girls Club, Clark Brothers and Sisters (CUBS), MassPIRG, Peaceworks, Habitat for Humanity, and more.
Overall, the Community Service Honor Roll recognized 642 schools for commitment to service and civic engagement. More information and a full list of honorees are available online.
CNCS oversees the Honor Roll through its Learn and Serve America program in collaboration with the Department of Education, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Campus Compact, and the American Council on Education.
The Corporation for National and Community Service improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering. As the nation’s largest grant maker in support of service and volunteering, CNCS engages more than five million Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service to their communities each year through the Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, VISTA, NCCC, and Learn and Serve America programs, and leads President Obama’s call to service initiative, United We Serve.