The value of student service activities is increasingly recognized by higher education institutions, the workforce, and the government, particularly during this challenging economic time
Boston, MA (Vocus) March 11, 2010
The Jenzabar Foundation and Campus Compact announced today a bold new partnership. Together, the organizations will aim to expand their outreach and support to student groups and other organizations and individuals involved in innovative service activities helping others. The partnered organizations will administer regional service conferences to promote civic engagement and inspire future generations to make a positive difference.
As a public charity, The Jenzabar Foundation recognizes and funds the good works and humanitarian efforts of student leaders serving others across the global community. Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents representing some 6 million students, dedicated to promoting community service, civic engagement, and service-learning in higher education. Through their partnership, The Jenzabar Foundation and Campus Compact will help students involved in service reach their highest potential and make the greatest impact during their collegiate experience.
“The value of student service activities is increasingly recognized by higher education institutions, the workforce, and the government, particularly during this challenging economic time,” said Robert A. Maginn, Jr., Chairman of the Jenzabar Foundation. “Service work builds a strong connection between students and their institutions, and puts students at an advantage as they head into the workforce. Campus Compact is a natural partner for us as we continue to support students who are pursuing their passion to create a better world.”
The Jenzabar Foundation and Campus Compact are collaborating to conduct three regional student leadership conferences where students will network and share information about best practices in student philanthropy, humanitarian work, and community service. Building upon students’ interests within service, these conferences will engage them in a number of activities, from volunteer work and community outreach programs, to service-learning and social entrepreneurship. Conference attendees will be selected through an application process that leverages both The Jenzabar Foundation’s and Campus Compact’s student networks.
Campus Compact President, Maureen B. Curley, adds, “We are delighted to have found such a committed partner in The Jenzabar Foundation. Helping young adults to maximize their service-learning and set them out on a path of civic engagement for life—while they are in college—is at the very heart of all that we do. We have high expectations for these student leadership conferences.”
About Campus Compact
Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents — representing some 6 million students—who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education. As the only national higher education association dedicated solely to campus-based civic engagement, Campus Compact promotes public and community service that develops students’ citizenship skills, helps campuses forge effective community partnerships, and provides resources and training for faculty seeking to integrate civic and community-based learning into the curriculum. For more information please visit http://www.compact.org.
About The Jenzabar Foundation
The Jenzabar Foundation issues grants to institutions of higher education and other charitable organizations with similarly aligned missions, and helps promote the activities of grant recipients within their communities and on a global level. The Jenzabar Foundation is a charitable and educational organization that received its initial funding from Jenzabar, Inc., but is now seeking financial support from the general public. Foundation grants are managed by the Foundation itself or through cooperating educational organizations. For more information please visit The Foundation Web site at http://www.thejenzabarfoundation.org.
Contact: Carina Ganias
The Jenzabar Foundation
617-492-9099 ext. 365
Sue C. Kelman, Campus Compact
45 Temple Place, Boston, MA 02111
617-357-1881 ext. 207
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