Empire's Commitment to Community Service

Empire's Commitment to Community Service

Robert Johnson of CAPPS, Roy and Sherie Hurd of Empire College, Elaine Ikeda of

Empire College in Santa Rosa, California, has earned national recognition from the White House – with distinction– the past three years on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. In 2013 it was one of 19 finalists for the top award. The national award recognizes public and private colleges and universities that inspire lifelong civic engagement among their students and achieve meaningful, measurable outcomes in the communities they serve. Additionally, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors recognized the Empire College Board of Directors among its 2015 Jefferson Award honorees for public service.

Most recently, in April 2016, the California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools honored Empire College with one of their inaugural Excellence in Community Service Awards. The award was presented by Elaine Ikeda, Executive Director of California Campus Compact, whose mission is to build the collective commitment and capacity of colleges, universities and communities throughout California to advance civic and community engagement for a healthy, just and democratic society. 

Click to view a short video describing the wide variety of service learning opportunities available to students, as well as Empire College's institutional commitment to volunteerism and its impact on the community.