University of San Francisco was recently named to the President’s 2012 Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the sixth consecutive year.
of 6,940 USF students performed 331,352 hours of community service during the
2010-11 academic year — including mentoring 10,723 elementary and high school
students through various tutoring and reading programs. (The 2012 honor roll is
based on service during the 2010-2011 academic year.)
is a perennial on the Honor Roll because of our strong and long-standing
commitment to challenging students to enhance their classroom learning with
real-life experiences among the underserved,” said USF President Stephen A.
Privett, S.J. “These experiences give our students a critical yet constructive
perspective on society that one would expect from a Jesuit Catholic university
that aims to be socially responsible.”
annually by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Honor Roll
is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its
commitment to community service. USF was one of about 500 colleges and
universities in the nation to be recognized for its faculty, staff, and student
engagement in strengthening communities both locally and internationally.
In addition to working with local schools and after-school centers to tutor Bay
Area students, USFers volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and Amnesty International
and took part in service-learning programs in Uganda, Bolivia, and India.
and community design students also designed and helped to construct the sustainable
Bridgeview Teaching and Learning Garden in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point
neighborhood. San Francisco’s Neighborhood Empowerment Network named the garden
the Best Green Community Project for 2011.