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Outstanding Community Partner Awards


Each year we're proud to recognize our outstanding community partners. We recognize these community organizations for their exemplary commitment and accomplishments as service-learning partners, and as co-educators of University of Minnesota students.

Criteria for this award include:
  • receives positive feedback from students about their experience at the community organization
  • excels in all aspects of partnership: consistent communication, knowledge of service-learning pedagogy, and participation in our office's committees and events
  • has a long history of working with us in innovative ways
  • New Community Partner award: all of the above criteria but have partnered with us for less than one year

Award Recipients

2013-2014:
  • Family Place
  • Dignity Center
  • New Community Partner Award: Bannadir Academy
2012-2013:
  • Communities United Against Police Brutality
  • Sumner Library, Hennepin County Libraries
  • New Community Partner Award:  We Win Institute
2011-2012:
  • Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
  • Ebenezer - Minneapolis Campus
  • Pratt Community School
2010–2011:
  • Minnesota Children's Museum
  • Project for Pride in Living
  • Sierra Club
2009–2010:
  • Hope Community
  • Kaleidoscope Place
2008–2009:
  • Arc Greater Twin Cities
  • New Community Partner Award: Three Rivers Park District
2007–2008:
  • Jane Addams School for Democracy
  • New Community Partner Award: AchieveMpls
See list of past award recipients.
See our complete list of Community Partners.