Northeastern University: Center of Community Services

Service-Learning Course-Community Collaboration Award

The Course-Community Collaboration Award celebrates excellence within the Service-Learning Program at Northeastern University. The award is meant to acknowledge collaborations between individuals or groups who went above and beyond the expectations of their role to contribute to a meaningful partnership that benefits the community while enhancing student learning and/or faculty scholarship. Each year the Service-Learning Program asks our network to nominate any collaboration of students, faculty members, community partners, or Service-Learning Student Leaders who goes above and beyond in their role within Service-Learning.

In recognition of their exceptional partnerships this year, the Service-Learning Program is excited to congratulate the winners for the 2018-2019 Course-Community Collaboration Award: faculty member Dr. Mary Steffel and S-LTA Jess Lynch-Foust of DMSB’s Marketing & Society course in partnership with Jennifer Licht and Angela Phinney of Bikes Not Bombs! Read more here.

2018-2019 Nomination Details

The Course-Community Collaboration Award celebrates excellence within the Service-Learning Program at Northeastern University. The award is meant to acknowledge collaborations between individuals or groups who went above and beyond the expectations of their role to contribute to a meaningful partnership that benefits the community while enhancing student learning and/or faculty scholarship.

How to nominate a partnership collaboration (individuals or groups):

Please write a letter of support that addresses:

  • a personal anecdote of why the partnership and collaborators deserve to be recognized;
  • ways in which the partnership and collaborators contributed to student learning and/or community benefit to leave a meaningful impact;
  • how the partnership and collaborators were able to engage others in the process of creating a mutually beneficial partnership; and
  • how the partnership and collaborators went above and beyond the expectations of the partnership.

Preference is given applications that truly highlight a collaboration over an individual’s contributions.

Submit nominations online here: http://bit.ly/1819CCCaward

Please copy/paste text into the Google form; you will not be able to upload documents of any type. No minimum/maximum word count.

Nomination Deadlines:

  • For Fall 2018: Wednesday, December 12th
  • For Spring 2019: Friday, March 22nd

 Selection Committee:

Applications will be reviewed by a committee consisting of members of the Service-Learning Advisory Board,
Service-Learning Program staff, and other representatives of Northeastern.

Recognition:

All nominees will be acknowledged on our website and social media channels. The award will be presented at the Spring Service-Learning Reception in April.

Download the nomination criteria and information here

Previous Award Winners

  • 2017-2018: Faculty member Nicole Aljoe & S-LTA Amanda Tompkins and Community partner Adreenne Law & Faculty member Sue Freeman! Read more here.
  • 2016-2017: Northeastern student Danielle Dottor, nominated by community partner Rachel Kirk of Hyde Square Task Force
  • 2015-2016: Software Development Team (S-L students Jack Burns, Stefan Cepko, Brian Cox, Zach Gawlick, Xiangyu Li, Joseph Maxwell, Tevin Otiento, Anu Singh, and Time Wright from the College of Computer & Information Science), nominated by community partner Sheyla Carew of Boston Housing Authority’s Volunteer Interpreter Program
  • 2014-2015: Northeastern student Macey Miller, nominated by community partners Valerie Maio and Carol Knox of BalletRox
  • 2013-2014: Helen Schroeder of United South End Settlements, nominated by students Katie Elliot and Anna Berkowitz, and faculty member Emily Mann
  • 2012-2013: Mark Robertson of the Yawkey Boys & Girls Club of Roxbury, nominated by faculty member Gail Begley