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Concordia University Chicago named to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for fifth time

3/8/2013

Concordia University Chicago has been named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the fifth time in the past seven years. This is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. Concordia University Chicago has received this honor in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2011.

The announcement was made March 4 at the American Council on Education’s 95th Annual Meeting, Leading Change, in Washington, D.C. by The Corporation for National and Community Service, which is the nation’s largest grant maker supporting service and volunteering through AmeriCorps, Learn and Serve America and other programs. This Honor Roll recognizes colleges and universities across the country where students and faculty participate outside the classroom to address poverty, homelessness, environmental justice and other community needs.

Concordia-Chicago partners with several Chicago metropolitan social service agencies, schools and organizations where its students volunteer and serve. Highlights of Concordia-Chicago student Service learning:

  • Approximately 46% of the student body gave back to the community during the 2011-2012 school year with 6,892 service hours
  • More than 15,000 pounds of food were packed by CUC students for the Chicago Food Depository
  • More than 10,000 pounds of medical supplies were packed for medical missions by CUC students
  • The Boys and Girls Club in Bellwood, St. Eulalia Soup Kitchen and PADS (Homelessness in America) are among the many agencies that benefited from CUC service-learning students.

The Corporation oversees the Honor Roll in collaboration with the Department of Education, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Campus Compact and the American Council on Education.

For more information on Concordia University Chicago, visit CUChicago.edu.


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