UTC Program Recognition

Miami receives highest Presidential Award for Community Service in Early Childhood Education

Miami University was one of only five recipients out of 641 eligible schools in the nation to receive the Presidential Award in the 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Miami's honor recognizes service programs in the area of early childhood education.

The award is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. It is given by the U. S. Department of Education and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), a federal agency.

The Urban Teaching Cohort was one of the four major programs that contributed to Miami's national recognition.

Other programs named include the Talawanda-Miami Partnership, Butler County Success and Miami Connections.

Honorees were recognized on March 12, 2012 at a special conference of the American Council on Education held in Los Angeles, Calif., for service in the July 2010-June 2011 academic year. Miami estimates 12,920 Miami students performed 387,600 hours of service in many areas in those 12 months.

“Notable programs include the Urban Cohort Program, with field experiences in social service agencies, churches, community-based organizations, and government agencies. “