Miami Dade College’s (MDC) reputation for exemplary service-learning and civic engagement, both as an institution and for its individual faculty and student projects, has been recognized on the national level once again. This time, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) recently named MDC to its 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which recognizes colleges and universities whose work in the community has helped achieve meaningful results.  

This is the fifth consecutive year that MDC has made the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. “This is an amazing designation for MDC,” said Josh Young, director of MDC’s Center for Community Involvement. “It is very hard for community colleges to compete with four year schools for an award of this magnitude, due to funding and many of our students being here for a shorter period of time. Thankfully, we earned another Honor Roll distinction this year. Special commendation is in order for the 285 MDC faculty members who integrated academic service-learning into their classes and engaged more than 8,300 students in course-related service.”