Queensborough Community College Selected for Prestigious National Project – One of Eight to Help Expand Focus on Service and Civic Engagement

Following a competition among community colleges nationwide, Queensborough Community College has been selected as one of only eight institutions to receive a prestigious grant that will promote service learning and civic engagement at the College. The grant is part of a $1.1 million national project, “Community Colleges Broadening Horizons through Service Learning,” sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) with funding from the Learn and Serve America program of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Queensborough will receive $12,000 for each of three years to develop and enhance curriculum-based service learning initiatives. Service learning is a teaching and learning strategy that combines community service and classroom instruction, with a focus on critical, reflective thinking and personal and civic responsibility.

“Queensborough Community College and the other grantees are at the forefront of one of the most exciting concepts in postsecondary education,” said Gail Robinson, national director