The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is excited to announce the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. A total of 690 higher education institutions were named to this year’s Honor Roll. Combined, the Honor Roll awardees engaged 3.1 million students in community service for a total of 118 million service hours. That’s 2.5 billion dollars in value to communities across the country.
Of these awardees, five institutions were selected as Presidential Winners. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.
The institutions were cited for their achievements in general community service or in one of two special focus areas which align with the President’s education and innovation priorities: the Promise Neighborhoods model and Early Childhood Education.
The 2013 Presidential Award winners are: Georgia Perimeter College, Dunwoody, Ga.; Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pa.; and the University of Connecticut, Storrs-Mansfield, Conn.; as well as La Sierra University, Riverside, Calif., for its Promise Neighborhoods model; and Nazareth College, Rochester, N.Y., for its early childhood education efforts.
For more information about all of the 2013 President’s Honor Roll awardees and to watch videos about the five Presidential winners, visit our Honor Roll website.
The President’s Honor Roll is not the only way higher education is engaging young people in education and service. More than 100 higher education institutions match the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, a program that provides education awards to AmeriCorps members at the completion of their service. In the past two decades, members serving in AmeriCorps have earned more than $2.4 billion in scholarships.
CNCS congratulates all of the 2013 President’s Honor Roll awardees for their tremendous commitment to service.