Trinity Recognized for Nearly 31,000 Hours of Service
Monday, 11 March 2013
Trinity Christian College has been named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the 30,937 hours students have volunteered to serve others locally and globally. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.
Students regularly volunteer with organizations in Chicago and the community as well as travel to other states and countries to aid victims of natural disasters and to teach, rebuild, and provide healthcare. Service hours were completed through service-learning classes, spring break service trips and Interim courses, the service committee, and other student-led projects.
Over the past year:
30,937 total number of all community service hours
978 Trinity students who engaged in community service
224 Students who engaged in at least 20 hours of community service per academic term
Telling the Stories—Community Service highlights from 2012
The Corporation for National and Community Service has administered the award since 2006 and manages the program in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as the American Council on Education and Campus Compact.