The Loyola University Community Partner Award for Coeducation is given to a non-profit community organization who hosted one or more undergraduate Engaged Learning students since spring 2020 and who best exemplifies the role of a community partner who co-educates and supports our Loyola students. As a coeducator, the partner creates space for learning through collaboration with their organization.

The Community Partner Award for Coeducation exists to recognize and celebrate partner organizations who not only are doing great work for their community, but are also undertaking additional effort to serve as partners in education working with Loyola students at their organization.

The following criteria will guide selection for the Community Partner Award for Coeducation:

  • The community partner has hosted one or more undergraduate Engaged Learning students in the Spring 2020, Fall 2020, and/or Spring 2021 semester(s).

  • The community partner has taken an active role in the learning of the students at their site (creating a learning plan, clear learning goals, etc.).

  • The community partner has had strong and deepening relationship with Loyola University and the Center for Experiential Learning.

Nominations for 2021-2022 can be submitted here. Nominations are due by Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 11:59 pm CT. The winning organizations will be announced in April and will receive $500 to support their work.

2021 Recipients:

Chicago Community and Workers' Rights

“CCWR showed me how many passionate people are out there, hoping to do the same work I do. This work has left me motivated and inspired to remain involved in my community.”

Lakota People's Law Project

“Working with LPLP has allowed me to get a better understanding of what it truly means to be an ally to Native American communities and understand what actions make a difference in the battle for sovereignty and respect.  I believe this is very important as they have found a way to not only bridge the gap that is often present about Native American communities in school, but also guided many students on the path of seeking change not only for indigenous communities but for whatever communities' students may also find themselves a part of as well.” 

Chicagoland Methodist Senior Services

“I came to cultivate a deeper understanding of what a senior needs to be healthy and well, one of those being a supportive and present community, which is exactly what CMSS offers through their many services. This has helped me reevaluate what I feel healthcare should be, not just medical and emergency care but also preventative care, emotional support, and mental health practices.”

2020 Recipients: 


Rogers Park Business Alliance

2019 Recipients:

Children’s Research Triangle

Advocate Healthcare Transition Support Program

2018 Recipients:

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Lakeview Pantry