Article: Coalition Promoting Community-Service

Posted by on August 30, 2002

[Chronicle of Higher Education]

Thursday, August 22, 2002
Higher-Education Groups Form Coalition to Promote Community-Service Activities

A coalition of higher-education associations on Wednesday announced the creation of CampusCares, which will seek to promote community-service activities by college students and to publicize such activities. Throughout September, the organization intends to highlight up to 50 college programs that serve as examples of volunteerism and civic engagement. “Although news media have spotlighted ‘alternative spring break’ service activities in recent years, the magnitude of what millions of college students and employees are doing to serve their communities year-round has not registered with the public, including many people on campus,” said David L. Warren, president of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities and a co-chairman of CampusCares. He added that the mission of the group is to prove the “transformative impact” colleges have on their communities. The CampusCares coalition includes the following higher-education associations:

American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
American Association of Community Colleges
American Association of State Colleges and Universities
American College Personnel Association
American Council on Education
Association of Academic Health Centers
Association of American Universities
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
Campus Compact
Campus Outreach Opportunity League
Career College Association
Council of Independent Colleges
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
United Negro College Fund
United States Student Association
U.S. Public Interest Research Group
Women’s College Coalition

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