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Community Learning Partnership Wins State Award for Civic Engagement!

The Community Learning Partnership of Greater Miami Shores (CLP) is the recipient of the 2010 Florida Campus Compact Graham-Frey Civic Award, a state-wide award which recognizes outstanding contributions to student development in civic learning and engagement named in honor of U.S. Senator Bob Graham and Congressman Lou Frey.

The Florida Campus Compact Awards Gala takes place this year on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at The Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Florida.  According to the Florida Campus Compact website, “The award winners are the folks who are in the trenches, forging sustainable campus-community partnerships that enhance the collegiate experience and help our students become stronger and more active citizens.”  Barry University President Sister Linda Bevilacqua, OP, PhD serves on the Executive Committee of Florida Campus Compact and actively supports the university’s civic engagement efforts through its many outreach programs like the CLP.

For more information on Florida Campus Compact please visit their website: http://www.floridacompact.org

The CLP is looking forward to another wonderful year of programming for students and teachers during 2010-2011.  This year’s theme “Becoming an Engaged Citizen” will be highlighted through a variety of events and programs.  One of the first programs involves a collaborative effort with Barry University’s College of Arts & Sciences presenting Soul of a Citizen by author Paul Loeb as this year’s “Common Reader” for University freshman students, CLP K-12 schools, and Miami Shores community members. The book will be discussed at a wine and cheese reception on October 7, 2010 at 7:00pm at the Brockway Memorial Library in preparation for the keynote presentation by the book’s author Paul Loeb on October 26, 2010 at 12:15pm in Barry’s Broad Auditorium. Participating CLP schools include: Archbishop Curley, Barry University,  Cushman School, Doctors Charter School, Horace Mann and Miami Country Day School.  Later in the year, the CLP will host New York Times bestselling author Daniel Pink, author of Drive and A Whole New Mind, as the keynote speaker at the first CLP Teacher Professional Development Conference: At the Heart of 21st Century Learning, to be held at Barry University on February 18, 2011. 

For more information about the activities surrounding the Common Reader, author Dan Pink and the Teacher Professional Development Conference, please visit the CLP Calendar:ww.barry.edu/clp/calendar.htm