For the second consecutive year, CCNY has been named to the President’s Higher Education Honor Roll for Community Service. "This honor reflects the deep commitment to service that CCNY faculty, staff, and students have made to our goal of growing a world-class research institution that is also deeply engaged in the Harlem community, our city, and the world at large," said CCNY President Lisa Staiano-Coico.
CCNY is one of more than 600 colleges and universities recognized nationally by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) for exemplary and effective community-service programs, and efforts to raise the visibility of best practices in campus-community partnerships. The Corporation for National and Community Service selected its honorees based on:
· the scope and innovation of their service projects,
· the extent to which service-learning is embedded in the curriculum,
· the school’s commitment to long-term campus-community partnerships,
· measurable community outcomes as a result of the service.
The Colin Powell Center's support for service-learning has been integral to this effort, Staino-Coico noted. To date more than 40 CCNY faculty from 14 academic disciplines have received training and financial assistance from the Center and committed themselves to service-learning, community-based research, and other forms of civic engagement. Through their efforts, approximately 1,000 CCNY students have devoted more than 25,000 hours of service to local organizations, providing human resources valued at more than $700,000. "These students are addressing real needs, strengthening partnerships throughout the community, and further positioning themselves for real-world achievements," Staino-Coico added. "Additionally, other individuals, clubs, centers, and other entities on campus are embracing our civic mission in innovative ways, and I salute their commitment to service." CCNY’s achievements are part of growing movement. This year, 3.2 million college students on campuses across the country dedicated more than 307 million hours of service to communities, providing services valued at more than $6.4 billion.
The Corporation for National and Community Service, which oversees the honor roll, is a federal agency that engages more than 5 million Americans in service through AmeriCorps, Learn and Serve America programs, and other initiatives. CNCS oversees the Honor Roll in collaboration with the U.S. Departments of Education and Housing and Urban Development, Campus Compact, and the American Council on Education.