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 institutions.
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.
NSCC received the Carnegie Classification in 2010. Reclassification is currently in progress for 2020.
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.
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) and Fatima Jallow Nambouh (2018) .