Wake Forest University Ranked Among 30 U.S. Colleges Excelling at Community Outreach

Wake Forest University has been ranked among 30 U.S. colleges excelling at community outreach by Great Value Colleges. The ranking was recently published on the organization’s website.

Wake Forest was ranked 29th.

This ranking was created by sourcing the most frequently cited colleges form previously published lists regarding colleges conducting admirable community outreach efforts. After researching the effectiveness of those community engagement programs and how they are adapting to coronavirus (as well as researching new coronavirus community outreach programs), colleges were sorted with the following criteria: most wide-ranging community outreach programs aggregated ranking on the methodology lists, evidence of effective response to coronavirus, and innovation in outreach programs.

One of the nation’s most respected private schools, Wake Forest is a collegiate university located in Winston-Salem, N.C., recognized for its outstanding academic reputation and challenging liberal arts curriculum. Founded in 1834, Wake Forest is committed to personal education, inquiry and exploration, and service.

“Our motto, Pro Humanitate (for humanity), is at the heart of the university’s identity and reflects a dedication to making a difference int he world,” says Dr. Nathan Hatch, Wake Forest President. “At Wake Forest, we are extremely proud of our community engagement and our continued outreach even during these fluid and complex times.”

The Office of Civic and Community Engagement at Wake Forest runs programs focused on educational equity in its local county: health and nutrition, and economic empowerment. It currently lists 34 separate programs under these focuses. In one year, these programs were able to raise over $470,000 for the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund. The Office of Civic and Community Engagement has responded to the coronavirus in several ways by running a range of virtual events, such as mentorships for school-age children and virtual storytime. Due to Wake Forest’s ever-increasing community outreach, The Carnegie Foundation has classified the college with its Elective Community Engagement Classification.

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