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University Gets State Award for Partnership with Community

Barry University and the Community Learning Partnership of Greater Miami Shores have won a state award for campus–community partnership. The prize comes from Florida Campus Compact, an organization of more than 50 college and university presidents who commit to helping students on their campus develop the skills of active citizenship through participation in public and community service.

“The Barry University community and the CLP are honored to receive the Campus–Community Partnership Award,” said Barry University president, Sister Linda Bevilacqua, OP, PhD. “For us at Barry, the award recognizes our strong institutional commitment to civic engagement and community service inspired by our Catholic identity and our resolve to provide our students with curriculum-enriching activities.”

The CLP, established in 2008, is a group of educational institutions and community organizations, both public and private, in the Miami Shores area. The partnership provides a catalyst for community engagement. Together, the organizations have demonstrated innovative techniques and collaborative projects that help minimize barriers – culturally, socio-economically, geographically, and ethnically – while helping to reduce costs and duplication of efforts by sharing resources and creating a sense of community.

For further information on the Community Learning Partnership, visit www.barry.edu/clp, and for more information on Florida Campus Compact, visit www.floridacompact.org.

www.floridacompact.org, www.barry.edu/clp

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