JWU Receives Honors for Community Service

imgFCMAboutCommunityServiceHonor170x150For four consecutive years, all four JWU campuses have been recognized by the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement.

Our Commitment to Community Service
As an instuitution, JWU has been recognized for its more than 150,000 hours of annual volunteer community service in a variety of ways. In 2006, 2007 and 2008, all four campuses were named to the national President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for engagement in their communities.

The Providence Campus was named one of “81 Great Schools with Outstanding Community Involvement” in the latest edition of the Princeton Review’s Colleges with a Conscience.

Recently, the campus has also been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its work in the community. In the 2007-08 academic year, JWU students performed more than 49,000 hours of community service. The campus was also one of 11 recipients of the Produce for Better Health Foundation National Excellence Award, for efforts to promote the benefits of healthy eating.

"Community service and engagement is fundamental to JWU’s signature career-focused education," says University President John Bowen '77, "Our priority is developing students who have the skills, training and personal commitment to be strong, ethical leaders in their industries and communities."