Awards and Recognition

President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll 

President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll sealThe President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, launched in 2006, annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measureable outcomes in the communities they serve. Rutgers University–Camden was recognized in 2011–2012 and 2012–2013.

Carnegie Community Engagement Elective Classification

Carnegie Classification sealThe Carnegie Foundation’s Classification for Community Engagement is an elective classification, meaning that it is based on voluntary participation by institutions. The elective classification involves data collection and documentation of important aspects of institutional mission, identity and commitments, and requires substantial effort invested by participating institutions. It is an institutional classification; it is not for systems of multiple campuses or for part of an individual campus.

The classification is not an award. It is an evidence-based documentation of institutional practice to be used in a process of self-assessment and quality improvement. The documentation is reviewed to determine whether the institution qualifies for recognition as a community engaged institution.

21st Century Community Learning Center: North Camden Partnership

The 21st CCLC program provides federal funding for the establishment of community learning centers that provide academic, artistic and cultural enrichment opportunities for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools, in order to meet state and local standards in core academic subjects such as reading, math and science. This program is also intended to offer students a broad array of activities and to include families and the community in the educational process.

Bonner Leader Enrichment Grant

The Bonner Foundation provides renewable annual grants of $7,500 to support benchmark service activities and programming for Bonner Leader programs, a national model of student civic engagement. Rutgers–Camden’s Office of Civic Engagement has been the recipient of the Enrichment Grant in 2013 and 2014 to support the Civic Scholars service learning community, funding student training and enrichment opportunities including conferences, workshops, and seminars.

The Washington Center

The Washington Center and the New York Life Foundation recognized Rutgers–Camden as one of five colleges and universities nationwide to receive the 2015 Higher Education Civic Engagement Award. The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars serves hundreds of colleges and universities in the United States and other countries by providing students with challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C., for academic credit. As an independent, nonprofit organization and the largest program of its kind, The Washington Center believes it is a fundamental civic duty to instill in its program participants the need to be well-informed, public-spirited, and socially engaged leaders.