UMKC honored with Presidential award for community service

The University of Missouri-Kansas City has been selected to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction. The honor recognizes colleges and universities for innovative and effective community service and service learning programs within their communities.

UMKC has earned Honor Roll recognition each year since the program began in 2006 as a joint venture of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, USA Freedom Corps, Campus Compact, and the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.

The University was recognized this year for its application in General Community Service that included:
— The UMKC Child and Family Services Clinic, Entrepreneurial Legal Services Clinic and the Tax Clinic from the School of Law;
— The Community Music and Dance Academy: Musical Bridges from the Conservatory of Music and Dance; and
— The Kansas City Missouri School District Repurposing Project from the College of Arts & Sciences.

The School of Medicine’s Summer Scholars program was one of four highlighted programs for which UMKC earned a Presidential Award for Exemplary Community Service in 2009.

This year’s award was formally announced on March 12 at the American Council on Education annual conference in Los Angeles.

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