By Stephanie South, TDC National Coordinator
We want to take just a moment of your time this morning to tell you about one of our partners and share with you an opportunity for your community college campus to be recognized.
The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, an independent nonprofit educational organization, invites nominations for the 2014 New York Life Higher Education Civic Engagement Award. The award recognizes institutions that are achieving breadth and depth of civic engagement through mutually transformational partnerships that address issues of public concern at any level from the local to the global.
In reviewing nominations, The Washington Center and the selection committee will consider the extent to which institutions are building strategic partnerships that demonstrate the following:
- Leadership and innovation in defining and addressing issues of public concern;
- Vision for change that is systemic and sustainable;
- Depth and breadth of institutional commitment.
The Washington Center has presented the Higher Education Civic Engagement Awards each year since 2009. Past awardees have reflected a broad diversity of institutional profiles.
Learn more about past recipients and how to nominate an institution at twc.edu.
Nominations are due Friday, May 23, 2014.
The 2014 New York Life Higher Education Civic Engagement Awards are sponsored by the New York Life Foundation. Five winners will receive $20,000 in scholarship funding to help their students participate in The Washington Center’s Academic Internship Program in the nation’s capital during the following year.
The Democracy Commitment offers a sincere thank you to The Washington Center for its support of our civic learning and engagement work and sponsorship of our upcoming 2014 ADP/TDC National Meeting in Louisville, KY on June 5-7 and encourages our campuses to submit their nominations.