Pitzer College Named to the 2010 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
Claremont, Calif. (May 13, 2011) — Pitzer College was named to the 2010 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Pitzer students donate over 100,000 hours annually to local and global organizations through the College's Center for Community Engagement. Students work in programs that range from tutoring at-risk kids, helping abused women, grant writing for local Native American tribes to teaching English as Second Languages classes to day laborers.
The Corporation for National and Community Service oversees the Honor Roll in collaboration with the Department of Education, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Campus Compact and the American Council on Education. Honorees are chosen based on a series of selection 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 academic service-learning courses.