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For the fourth consecutive year, the Mount has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
Mount Again Named to President's Community Service Honor Roll
March 14, 2012 -- The Corporation for National and Community Service has honored Mount Saint Mary’s University with a place on President Obama's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the fourth straight year to celebrate the College’s outstanding service to greater Los Angeles.
The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to community service and civic engagement.
The distinction indicates that Mount St. Mary’s displays a strong institutional commitment to service and has formed results-driven community partnerships. Mount St. Mary’s congratulates the other fine institutions named to the 2012 honor roll.
“It is a great privilege for Mount St. Mary’s to be honored for our dedication to serving the community,” said Mount St. Mary’s President Ann McElaney-Johnson. “The Mount engages students in service through programs that emphasize the importance of addressing real community needs and giving back to Los Angeles.”
Mount St. Mary’s was recognized for its exceptional student outreach programs that enrich communities throughout greater Los Angeles. The Student Ambassador program provides essential college preparatory and mentoring support to approximately 7,500 at-risk youth annually in the Los Angeles region. The College also organizes Live at The Mount, an outreach program that helps at-risk high school students experience a college campus, and popular Academic Service Learning programs which connect students to volunteer opportunities in neighboring communities.
The Corporation for National and Community Service oversees the Honor Roll, which was launched in 2006, in collaboration with the U.S. Departments of Education and Housing and Urban Development, Campus Compact, and the American Council on Education. The Honor Roll recipients are presented during the annual conference of the American Council on Education.
The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that engages more than 5,000,000 Americans in service through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America programs, and leads President Barack Obama’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit www.NationalService.gov.
Since 2008, the Mount also has been recognized with the Community Engagement Classification by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for the College’s distinguished record of service.