Central students, faculty and staff served 2,523 hours with community partners throughout central Iowa during Service Day April 26. More than 700 volunteers participated in dozens of different projects in Pella, Des Moines, Knoxville, Newton, Otley, Oskaloosa, Ottumwa and West Des Moines.
Every year since 2006, Central has set aside a day for campus members to volunteer together. Many also participate in service opportunities throughout the year. Last year, Central was a winner of the first Give Back Iowa Challenge, an honor given to Iowa employers with the highest average number of volunteer hours per employee.
Central has also been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll With Distinction for four consecutive years, the only school in Iowa to do so. The honor roll is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.