Service Year Alliance is hosting a series of mini awards to source great ideas and hear inspiring stories from the service year field. Winners will receive a cash prize. Check back often to see what new award is opening up!
Higher education institutions and local corps programs can make a bigger impact for students and the surrounding community through service years when they effectively work together. To help identify best practices and recognize leadership in this area, we are awarding one prize for “Innovative Campus-Corps Partnership."
Submit a short paragraph (300-500 words) by May 15th describing the partnership between your institution and corps program that utilizes service years. Winners will be featured in the Service Year blog, receive a plaque commemorating the award, and receive up to $1000 reimbursement for programming that helps advance the campus-corps partnership.
Career service offices in higher education institutions are important partners in this effort through programming and student advising. To help identify best practices and recognize leadership in this area, we are awarding one prize for “Excellence in Career Service Programming/Advising."
Submit a short paragraph (300-500 words) by May 15th describing the work your office does to educate students about the opportunity to do a service year. Winners will be featured in the Service Year blog, receive a plaque commemorating the award, and receive up to $1000 reimbursement for conference travel, student programming, or other activities that promote student awareness of service opportunities or staff professional development.
Service Year Alliance values programs that are proven to be effective in delivering a positive impact toward pressing social challenges. To identify and recognize programs that have a relentless focus on results and can demonstrate measurable outcomes, we are awarding one prize for excellence in impact in each of the following areas:
Small Program: Program model with less than 50 Corps members
Mid-Size Program: Program model with less than 200 members
Rural Region: Program model that has a significant presence in serving rural communities.
Submit a short paragraph (300 to 500 words) by May 31st describing the impact that your service year programs makes. Winners will be showcased in the Service Year blog and receive a $1,000 cash prize. Finalists will be invited to additional award competitions that focus on the creation and contribution of best practices to grow and strengthen the field.