Outstanding Community Initiative

Purpose: This award recognizes innovative service and community engagement projects or initiatives developed by Kent State faculty, staff, and/or students. Projects should demonstrate engagement and social issue awareness and meet an expressed need in the community. Examples of applicable types of projects include but are not limited to community-based research/capstone projects, projects developed as part of a practicum or community-based internship, independently developed projects that meet a community need, etc.

Eligibility: Nominated projects must have been wholly developed between May 2020-present or have a new component that was implemented between May 2020-present.

Selection Criteria: Projects nominated for this award should have demonstrated excellence in all or most of the following areas:

  • Exhibited depth of understanding of the community needs or social issues addressed by the project;
  • Made a distinct impact on the community/community issue/population being served;
  • Demonstrated growth over time and sustainable opportunities for others in the community to get involved.

Submit a nomination for the Outstanding Community Initiative Award!