Barry and Community Learning Partnership win Graham-Frey Civic Award
Oct 08, 2010
Miami Shores, Fla. - Barry University and the Community Learning Partnership of Greater Miami Shores has won the 2010 Graham-Frey Civic Award and was a finalist for the “Most Engaged Campus Award” against Florida State University. The prize comes from Florida Campus Compact (FLCC) an organization of more than 50 college and university presidents who commit to helping students on their campus develop the skills of active citizenship through participation in public and community service.
“The Barry University community and I are honored to be a finalist for the 2010 Florida Campus Compact “Engaged Campus of the Year Award,” said Barry University president, Sister Linda Bevilacqua, OP. PhD. “The Graham-Frey Civic award recognizes our strong institutional commitment to civic engagement and community service inspired by our Catholic identity and our resolve to provide our students with a variety of service learning opportunities.”
By combining service with academic study, Barry University and the Community Learning Partnership have been able to engage its students, faculty, staff and residents in becoming active citizens. The civic award was named in honor of U.S. Senator Bob Graham and Congressman Lou Frey.
The Community Learning Partnership, established in 2008, is a group of educational institutions and community organizations, both public and private, in the Miami Shores area who wish to serve as a catalyst for community engagement. Together, the organizations have demonstrated innovative techniques and collaborative projects that help minimize barriers - culturally, socioeconomically, geographically, and ethnically – while helping to reduce costs and duplication efforts by sharing resources and creating a sense of community.
FLCC acknowledged several campuses in Florida such as Rollins College, Brevard Community College and the University of Miami as schools that encourage collaboration between college campus and community. Other awards included the service learning faculty award, community engagement educator award and campus-community partnership award. Winners and finalists also included Florida Golf Coast University, Miami Dade College, Stetson University and the University of North Florida.
For more information visit www.barry.edu/clp or www.awards.floridacompact.org