October 04, 2011
Agenda 360 and Vision 2015 recognize service learning with awards
On Tuesday, September 27, the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s Agenda 360 and Northern Kentucky’s Vision 2015 hosted the first Greater Cincinnati Celebration of Service. The event celebrated the region’s culture of giving and service to others and honored those whose exceptional contributions inspire others to give back to the community.
Other event partners were Children, Inc., The Northern Kentucky Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, UGIVE and United Way of Greater Cincinnati.
Agenda 360 and Vision 2015 were honored to participate in this celebration of student service learning and community service. “We believe that the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region has a vibrant culture of service in our schools and that we can build upon our strengths to create a national model,” said Bill Scheyer, president of Vision 2015. “We believe that our young people can have a transformational impact on our community and as we do our work, we will be capturing the exemplary programs and service projects that make our region unique.”
Service learning project awards were given at the high school and post-secondary levels as well as in the business partner and non-profit partner categories.
The evening’s Exemplary high school service learning project awards went to Peggy Schutzman’s social studies class at Walton-Verona High School for their service project, Wake Up Walton, and to Villa Madonna high school for their service trip to Guatemala.
The exemplary post-secondary service learning project award went to Thomas More College’s Jamaica Service Learning Program, designed to expose students to different cultures and ethnicities and promote leadership, communication and organizational skills and to the Spanish assistance program at the University of Cincinnati.
For their commitment to community and work with UC accounting students, United Way honored Ernst & Young with the 2011 Exemplary Business Partner in Student Service award.
Exemplary Non-Profit Partner in Student Service went to Kenzie's CLOSET, and organization that makes high school prom dresses and related accessories available to students who can't afford them.
For more information on Agenda 360, visit agenda360.org.