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As colleges across the country honor their graduates this commencement season, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) honored Nazareth College as a leader among institutions of higher education for their support of volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. Nazareth was admitted to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction for its strong institutional commitment to service and compelling campus-community partnerships that produce measurable results for the community.
Nazareth’s many distinctive civic engagement programs helped the College earn the rank of “with distinction” as well as a spot on the selective honor roll. Some of the numerous programs at Nazareth include: Orientation Day of Service; Alternative Spring Break trips; Partners for Learning, an innovative tutoring and mentoring program that engages more than one hundred Nazareth students in partnerships with children, teachers, and staff of seven urban education sites; and Partners for Serving, a unique program that empowers Nazareth students to serve their community while helping to pay for their college tuition. Nazareth also has a strong academic service learning program on campus as well as numerous placements in the community for students studying education, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, creative arts therapy(including art, music and play therapy), social work, and more.
The Corporation for National and Community Service, which has administered the Honor Roll since 2006, admitted a total of 641 colleges and universities for their impact on issues from literacy and neighborhood revitalization to supporting at-risk youth. Of that total, 511 were named to the Honor Roll, 114 received the recognition of Honor Roll with distinction, 11 were identified as finalists, and six received the Presidential Award.
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America programs, and leads President Barack Obama’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit NationalService.gov.