Courtesy of the American Democracy Project Blog

The Washington Center is a sponsor of the 2015 ADP/TDC/NASPA Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting as well as an American Democracy Project partner organization. We encourage your campus to consider applying for their 2015 Higher Education Civic Engagement Award — many ADP campuses are included among past honorees!

Washington Center

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, an independent nonprofit educational organization, invites nominations for the 2015 New York Life Higher Education Civic Engagement Awards. 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 community partnerships that demonstrate the following:

  1. Leadership and innovation in defining and addressing issues of public concern;
  2. Vision for change that is systemic and sustainable;
  3. 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 diverse institutional profiles.

Learn more about past recipients and how to nominate an institution at

The 2015 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.