University of San Francisco Makes it to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
The University of San Francisco once again made it to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for 2013. The honor roll is published annually by the Corporation for National and Community Service and is the highest federal recognition a university or college can receive for strengthening communities. The Honor Rolls recognized USF for helping to solve community problems and for placing students on a lifelong path of civic engagement. USF has made it to the honor roll every year since it was established in 2006. For 2013, the university was recognized “with distinction,” which puts it in the top quartile of the 500 schools surveyed.
About 7,800 USF students completed an estimated 323,000 community-service hours during the 2011-12 academic year and worked with about 250 organizations ranging from the San Francisco Unified School District and San Francisco VA Medical Center to Habitat for Humanity. Students served about 400,000 meals, tutored and/or mentored about 5,500 San Francisco school children, provided 3,000 health screenings to the needy, helped to build three community gardens, provided free and reduced-cost legal services to homeowners facing foreclosure, and much more.
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