Loyola University Maryland has been named to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Launched in 2006, the Community Service Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a college or university can achieve for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. Honorees are chosen based on a series of selection factors including the scope and innovation of service projects, percentage of student participation in service activities, incentives for service, and the extent to which the institution offers academic service-learning courses. This marks the fifth consecutive year that Loyola has been named to the Honor Roll.
“Community service is an essential part of the Loyola experience – not just for our students, but our faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni as well,” said Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., Loyola’s president. “I am delighted that our commitment to our community continues to garner national recognition.”
Loyola’s application for the Honor Roll cited such wide-ranging programs as the university’s longstanding partnership with Beans & Bread in Baltimore, a day resource center for people who are homeless; the Loyola Clinical Centers, a graduate training facility with three locations that provides state-of-the-art training to students and counseling, assessment, and tutoring services on a sliding fee scale for those in need; the York Road Initiative, which brings together the Loyola and Govans communities to work toward and plan for the future of the Govans neighborhood just east of campus; the St. Ambrose Summer Camp, a six-week camp that gives children the opportunity to participate in enriching activities on a college campus; and the Catholic Schools Partnership, a Loyola Clinical Centers program that offers comprehensive pre-literacy, language concepts and development, and social skills services in five Catholic elementary schools.
The Honor Roll is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Campus Compact, and the American Council on Education. A full list of honorees is available at www.nationalservice.gov/honorroll.
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