Wheelock Receives Presidential Recognition for Community Service

February 09, 2009

Wheelock College has been named to the 2008 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to America’s communities.

Launched in 2006, the Community Service Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to service learning and civic engagement. Honorees were chosen based on a series of selection factors, such as scope and innovation of service projects and percentage of students who participate in service activities.

“This honor is a wonderful testament to Wheelock’s longstanding mission to improve the lives of children and families—we prepare our students and graduates to make a difference in the world,” said Julie Wollman, vice president for academic affairs.

As part of their academic requirements, all Wheelock students do fieldwork in the surrounding Boston-area community, and many also participate in service learning activities in New Orleans and abroad. In addition, Wheelock offers a number of programs designed to help disadvantaged youth complete high school and prepare for college.

The Honor Roll is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, in collaboration with the Department of Education, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation.

The Corporation is a federal agency that improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering. The Corporation administers the Senior Corps, AmeriCorps and Learn and Serve America programs.

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