Social Action and Integrative Learning
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Please join us at the Seeds of Change recognition event held April 18th, 2017 from 1-3pm in Merten 1201. This event celebrates and recognizes the impactful and incredible work we see in our community. We hope you will join us for light refreshments and the celebration of community engagement here at Mason. We will be awarding graduating seniors the Community Engagement Medallion and recognizing several unique and wonderful partnerships of community partners, faculty and students. If you would like for you or your group to be considered for this recognition, please contact Patty Mathison, SAIL Director at pmathiso@gmu.edu.   



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Community Engagement Medallion Recognition

The Community Engagement Medallion was established to honor graduates who have excelled in their commitment to the community through activities such as service learning, volunteerism, community/social issue advocacy, community work-study, and political engagement.

 

Nominate a Graduating Senior for the Community Engagement Medallion (Due March 5th at 5pm) 

Click here for the Online Nomination Form

 

Application for Community Engagement Medallion (Due March 10th at 5pm)

Click here for the Online Application

 

Application Overview: Applicants for the Community Engagement Medallion are undergraduate, graduate and professional students who will receive their respective degrees from December 2016-August 2017. Applicants should submit all of their materials online no later than 5pm on March 10th.

Incomplete applications unfortunately cannot be considered. Please include in your application:

  1.     Recommender contact information from community partner or faculty/staff who has advised, supervised or observed the applicant’s community ­based/civic engagement experience(s).
  2.     Documentation of Civic Engagement Experience
  3.     Personal Essay (short answer)

Recommendation Form (Due March 15th at 5pm)

As part of the Online Application, the nominee will be asked to provide contact information for a community partner or faculty/staff who has advised, supervised or observed the applicant’s community ­based/civic engagement experience(s). Please contact Mckenna Underwood, Communications Coordinator for SAIL, mcarr10@gmu.edu with any questions or concerns about the recommendation.

 

CRITERIA AND SELECTION

A committee comprised of faculty, staff and community partners will review and score applications. Applications should reflect a breadth (variety) and depth (quality) of experience in several different community/civic engagement experiences.

NOTIFICATION AND RECOGNITION Applicants will be notified of their selection for this award the week of March 27th, 2017. Recipients will receive a medallion and a certificate recognizing their accomplishments. Recipients are expected to attend an award ceremony at the Seeds of Change event held annually at the end of the spring semester by Social Action and Integrative Learning. The award ceremony will take place on Tuesday April 18th from 1-3pm in Merten Hall 1201. Family and friends are welcome to attend the ceremony. Recipients are also encouraged to wear the medallion at their school’s commencement ceremonies.


Nominate an Outstanding Community Partner! 

Click Here for the Online Nomination Form

The Social Action and Integrative Learning staff are so grateful for the dedication, commitment and thoughtfulness of our community partners. We are hoping you can help us to recognize and acknowledge the wonderful individuals and organizations who you have partnered with during your time at Mason. We'd love to hear just a brief snapshot of what makes this community partner unique and valued.

Please nominate a community partner by March 15th, 2017. All community partners will be recognized at the Seeds of Change recognition event. We hope you will help us to celebrate these wonderful partnerships! 

 

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