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CC Recognized Nationally With Community Service Award

Colorado College has been named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and setting more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measureable outcomes in the communities they serve.

“Completing the application was a way to think intentionally about what we are doing well and in what directions we can continue to grow,” said Jessica Copeland, director of the Collaborative for Community Engagement at Colorado College. 

On the application, Copeland highlighted three areas in which Colorado College actively participates in meaningful community engagement in which the outcomes are measurable. The ones she selected are:

  • CC’s Community Kitchen, which serves a hot meal to the hungry and homeless community of Colorado Springs every Sunday
  • The college’s K-12 partnerships, in which students work as mentors and tutors in the city’s largest school district
  • The college’s community-based learning and coursework program, an example of which is the “Amazing Brain” program, in which CC Psychology Department faculty and students take science (in this case, actual brains) into the area’s elementary-school classrooms to teach students about brains and how neurons work.

The 2013 Honor Roll recipients were announced at the American Council on Education’s 95th annual meeting on March 4, 2013, in Washington, D.C.