Marquette University, in living its mission of “Be the Difference”, recently received the 2016 Higher Education Civic Engagement Award from The Washington Center. The Higher Education Civic Engagement Award is awarded to a four year institution that participates in projects that address public concerns on the local or global level. Out of 100 nominations, Marquette was one of five universities selected for the award. Marquette was honored for its Near West Side Partners initiative and many other partnerships that help the local Milwaukee community. The Near West Side Partners initiative is a local project that addresses neighborhood challenges while promoting the positive events going on in Milwaukee’s near west side. The initiative was founded in 2014 by Marquette University, Harley Davidson, Miller Coors, Aurora Healthcare, and Potawatomi Business Development Corporation.
“As a Catholic and Jesuit institution, an important aspect of our mission is to make a significant impact in our community. This award signifies that we are making strides toward fulfilling that mission,” said Marquette President, Michael R. Lovell.
To learn more about Marquette University and the Higher Education Civic Engagement Award, please visit Marquette’s website.