NLU recognized by Carnegie Foundation for community engagement
The Carnegie Foundation's Classification for Community Engagement has recognized National Louis University for its support of community partnerships and service learning.
“Community engagement and service are part of National Louis University’s DNA, and we are honored to earn the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification,” said NLU President Nivine Megahed, Ph.D.
The university is also being recognized for its work with local, regional, state, national and global communities for sharing knowledge and resources.
Evidence and documentation of the university community engagement practices were taken into account by the foundation.
Data and documentation was collected by NLU's Civic Engagement Center Team in 2012 and included Grow Your Own Teachers, Reading Recovery Center for Literacy, the Urban/Suburban Scholars Teacher Education Program, Veterans Program and Academy of Parents in Leadership.
“For more than 127 years, NLU has been committed to collaboration and commitment to communities in the service of creating positive change," Megahed added.
The team also interviewed 80 faculty members and inquired how they further community engagement in the classroom.
The classification occurs every five years.