Middlesex Named to National Community Service Honor Roll

Submitted by Middlesex Community College

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Middlesex Community College has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which recognizes colleges and universities nationwide that support innovative and effective community service and service-learning programs.

“MCC’s Service-Learning Program shows our students they have a responsibility to their community, their nation and their world,” said Cynthia Lynch, Service-Learning Coordinator. “It helps them become better citizens with a deeper understanding of community needs.”

MCC has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll since it was launched in 2006. The Honor Roll 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.

The Honor Roll is sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, and the U.S. Departments of Education and Housing & Urban Development. The program is presented in cooperation with Campus Compact, a national coalition of nearly 1,000 college and university presidents committed to the civic purposes of education, and the American Council on Education.

Honorees were selected based on a series of factors, including scope and innovation of service projects, percentage of student participation in service activities, incentives for service, and the extent to which the school offers Service-Learning courses.

MCC celebrates 20 years of Service-Learning this year. The program, which was first introduced in 1992, was designed to provide a connection between the classroom and the community. Over the last 20 years, more than 9,000 Middlesex students – as well as countless staff and faculty – have performed more than 185,000 hours of community service, according to Lynch.

For more information about MCC’s Service-Learning program and opportunities, contact Cynthia Lynch at 781-280-3556 or [email protected]

Further information about the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll is available at: https://www.nationalservice.gov/Default.asp

MCC is one of the largest, most comprehensive community colleges in the state. We offer more than 75 degree and certificate programs, plus hundreds of noncredit courses, during the day, evening and weekend, on our Bedford and Lowell campuses, and online. Middlesex – a great place to begin your future!

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