In 2010 North Shore Community College was awarded the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. The Community Engagement Classification recognizes higher education institutions' commitment to community engagement. This classification reaffirms NSCC's institutional commitment to deepen the practice of service and to further strengthen bonds between campus and community. NSCC was one of only 12 community colleges chosen out of the 115 U.S. colleges and universities selected to receive the designation in 2010.
The Carnegie Community Engagement Classification is an elective classification, meaning that it is based on voluntary participation by institutions. The classification process involves data collection and documentation of important aspects of institutional mission, identity, and commitments. It requires substantial effort invested by participating institutions.
As a Carnegie Classified Community Engaged Institution, North Shore Community College has adopted the Carnegie definition of community engagement institution-wide.
Community Engagement is the collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.
NSCC received the Carnegie Classification in 2010 and was recently reclassified in 2020.
President's Higher Education community Service Honor Roll
The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, launched in 2006, annually
highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and
in placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement. The Community Service
Honor Roll recognizes institutions that achieve meaningful, measurable outcomes in
the communities they serve. It is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve
for its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement. Honorees for the award
are chosen based on scope and innovation of service projects, percentage of student
participation in service activities, incentives for service, and the extent to which
the school offers academic service-learning courses.
NSCC years on Honor Roll Include 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2014.
Newman Civic Fellows Award
The Newman Civic Fellows Award honors inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated
their investment in finding solutions for challenges facing their communities. Through
service, research, and advocacy, Newman Civic Fellows make the most of their college
experiences to better understand themselves, the root causes of social issues, and
effective mechanisms for creating lasting change. They represent the next generation
of public problem solvers and civic leaders. They serve as national examples of the
role that higher education can—and does—play in building a better world. Newman Civic
Fellows awards are made in memory of Frank Newman, who dedicated his life to creating
systemic change through education reform. Frank Newman's leadership was selfless,
optimistic, and determined, and spanned an incredible career of more than five decades.
At the core of Dr. Newman's leadership was a belief in the power of individuals to
make a difference and in the power of connection with others.
Past NSCC recipients include Emily Jones (2011), Anthony Giello (2012), Pamela Arsenault (2014), Jaime Figueroa (2015), Alisha Raby Cefalo (2016), Jesse Perkins (2017), Fatima Jallow Nambouh (2018), and Ryan Duggan (2019).