Outstanding New Service Initiative

Purpose: This award recognizes new and innovative 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 community-based research/capstone projects, projects developed as part of a service-learning course or community-based internship, independently developed projects that meet a community need, etc.    

Eligibility:

Projects must have been developed from May 2018 to the 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.