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Center for Experiential Learning

Community Partner Awards

Recognizing Extraordinary Co-Educators

As a part of the Weekend of Excellence and the Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium, the Center for Experiential Learning seeks to recognize community members whose extraordinary work not only advances the cause of social justice but also provides our University community the opportunity to serve and learn alongside them. 

The Co-Educator Award

The Co-Educator Award is given to an individual in the community who demonstrates an on-going commitment to social justice, healthy communities, and civic leadership and has taken an active role in partnering with and educating Loyola students, faculty, and staff about social issues and sustainable change during the previous year.

Individuals may be nominated by faculty, staff, or students from Loyola University Chicago.  A committee consisting of staff, faculty, students, and community members will evaluate nominations and make a selection. The awardee will be profiled on the Center for Experiential Learning website, will be recognized on a plaque dedicated to the award in the CEL offices, and will receive a piece of locally-produced art  and an honorarium of $250 from the CEL to be dedicated to the organization or project of the recipient’s choosing. 

Award Details

Nominations

 

The Ubuntu Award

The Ubuntu Award is given to an organization in the community which demonstrates an on-going commitment to social justice, diversity, collaboration, and civic leadership that parallels the mission of Loyola University and the Center for Experiential Learning.  This organization has consistently partnered with and educated Loyola students, faculty, and/or staff about social issues and sustainable change.

"Ubuntu" refers to an African world-view which focuses on the importance of community and interconnectedness.  Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee said of Ubuntu, “I am what I am because of who we all are.”  Archbishop Desmond Tutu explains it in terms of humanity’s inability to flourish in isolation and that a sustainable future depends on human kind embracing its interconnectedness. 

Organizations may be nominated by faculty, staff, or students from Loyola University Chicago.  CEL staff will evaluated nominations and make a selection.

The recognized organization will be profiled on the Center for Experiential Learning website, will be acknowledged on a plaque dedicated to the award in the CEL offices, and will receive a piece of locally-produced art, as well as an honorarium of $500 to be dedicated to the organization as a commemoration from the CEL. 

Award Details

Nominations

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