Community Impact Award
Since 2006, the Community Impact Student Awards recognize an outstanding, full-time undergraduate or graduate student service leader from each member campus. Impact Award recipients should demonstrate commitment to partnering with others to address community issues, ability to lead and inspire fellow students, and sustainable impact in their area of work. Each member campus selects its own Impact Award recipient, who are then recognized by the Compact. The award is presented during the annual CSNAP Student Conference.
Since the 2019 CSNAP conference is suspended as we host the Community Change Collegiate Challenge (4C) competition, we will be mailing the awards to the nominators. Each campus will determine their own internal recognition process. Many are planning to include their CISA recognition during their annual student awards ceremonies in spring 2020.
The award may honor an individual for multiple or diverse forms of engagement including: volunteer service, service-learning, policy work, community organizing, advocacy, internships, or campus leadership. All award winners should clearly demonstrate:
- Deep commitment to partnering with others to address community issues
- Outstanding ability to lead and inspire fellow students to engage
- Evidence of sustainable impact of their work
Community Impact Award winners are selected by each campus. Any full-time, undergraduate or graduate student at a member campus is eligible.
Winners receive a framed certificate and are recognized on stage at the CSNAP Student Conference and in the program. The Compact prepares a press release highlighting their accomplishments.