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University honored for community service

03-19-2012


Sacramento State received a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for the significant service students provided to the community.

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Sacramento State, for the fourth consecutive year, has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

To be recognized on the Honor Roll, Sacramento State had to provide evidence of “meaningful outcomes” for the services provided to the community. The University projects included in the application were:

Community Engagement Center: Service Learning and Writing Partners Program: The program, designed to foster mentor-like relationships through literacy, pairs University student writers with K-12 writers in a collaborative letter exchange. Generally, college students encourage their K-12 partners to strive for higher education and give the partners an “inside peek” at college.

CHDV 35F: Human Development and Elementary Field Experience: A course within the Child Development major in which students work at an elementary school and focus on issues in learning, social development and schooling.

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration (RPTA): Students majoring in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration must complete 600 hours of pre-internship and then a formal internship of at least 400 hours, depending on the concentration. Students work in community parks, special care facilities for the elderly, churches, elementary and after-school programs, animal care facilities, disabled sports facilities, summer campus, hospitals and VA care facilities in the local community.

For more information on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, visit http://myproject.nationalservice.gov/honorroll/default.aspx. For media assistance, contact Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.