CEHD America Reads is one of two University of Minnesota initiatives nominated for the 2015 MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship. The Office for Public Engagement selected America Reads, along with Minnesota Studies in International Development (MSID), because of its commitment to the University of Minnesota’s public engagement agenda of combining rigorous teaching, learning, and engaged scholarship with authentic partnerships. America Reads places over 150 students in more than 20 community organizations each year and is a leader in the University’s commitment to addressing the educational achievement gap in Minnesota.
The MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship is an international award recognizing exceptional programs that promote student community engagement and community service. The award provides financial support (up to $7,500) to further the program’s community engagement initiatives as well as an opportunity for international recognition.
Winners will be announced May 2015.