The classification for Community Engagement is an elective classification, meaning
that it is based on voluntary participation by institutions. The elective classification
involves data collection and documentation of important aspects of institutional mission,
identity and commitments, and requires substantial effort invested by participating
In 2010 North Shore Community College was awarded the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. The Community Engagement Classification recognizes higher education's commitment to community engagement. This classification reaffirms 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.
As a Carnegie Classified Community Engaged Institution we have institution-wide adopted the Carnegie definition of community engagement:
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. Reclassification is currently in progress for 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
placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions
that achieve meaningful, measureable outcomes in the communities they serve. The Community
Service Honor Roll 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. North Shore Community College has received
this designation six out of the seven past years it was offered.
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
an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the
country. Through service, research, and advocacy, Newman Civic Fellows are making
the most of their college experiences to better understand themselves, the root causes
of social issues, and effective mechanisms for creating lasting change. These students
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. Student nominated by the President. 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, spanning 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) .