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.
Projects must have been developed from May 2019 to the present
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.