Community Engagement Award for Impact
A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives. ~ Jackie Robinson
The Loyola University Community Engagement Award for Impact is given to the student or group of students who participated in a service-learning course or academic internship course and who most clearly represent the university’s values around impacting both individuals and society. St. Ignatius of Loyola implores us to “go forth and set the world on fire.” We live into this admonition when we consciously set forth to have a positive impact on the people around us and our society regardless of the career path or vocation we have chosen. Our work should be grounded in a strong set of spiritual values that guides our encounters in the world. And we should seek to have a positive, life-giving impact on those whom we encounter in life.
The Impact Award is presented to the student(s) who have clearly had a positive and lasting impact on individuals, organizations, and communities through the service-learning experience or academic internship. Impact can reveal itself in many ways from personal transformation to increased delivery of critical services and supports, to increased capacity of an individual/organization to expand their ability to do good in the world. The following criteria will guide selection for the Impact Award:
- Direct and intentional academic learning connects were made to the experience.
- The project has both qualitative and quantitative positive outcomes for individuals or the community.
- The project has mutual impact (student, classroom, community).
- The project engages questions and issues that are clearly a priority concern for the individual/organization/community.
Nominations for the Community Engagement Award for Impact are due by Friday, March 14, 2014, and may be completed below.