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Excellence in Community Service Award

The ACCSC Excellence in Community Service Award is designed to recognize ACCSC-accredited institutions that have made outstanding contributions to their local community through service initiatives.

ACCSC excellence in Community Service Award

Each year the Commission seeks nominations from accredited member institutions for consideration of  the ACCSC Excellence in Community Service Award.  In selecting a winner for this award,  the Commission considers several compelling aspects, such as:

  • The scope of community service initiatives;

  • The impact of the service initiatives on the school's education programs;
  • The level of commitment of a school to its community; and

  • A demonstration of how the initiative touched the personal lives of school personnel, students, or community members.

Winner – 2014 excellence in Community Service Award

Concorde Career College - North Hollywood, California

Throughout the year, Concorde Career College’s community service initiatives include various activities which are designed to nurture students’ sense of caring and giving while positively impacting the local community. Most notably, in 2014 Concorde partnered with EduLife Institute to attempt to break a world record of training over 20,000 people in CPR in one day. Over 300 students and staff participated in the “CPR Block Party;” although they fell short of breaking the record, the event resulted in 19,533 participants receiving CPR training at five Metro Stations in the City of Los Angeles. However, the “CPR Block Party” continued into the next day, with the final tally coming to over 23,000 community members trained in CPR. Based on the success of the “CPR Block Party,” the Mayor of Los Angeles asked them to make it an annual event. Along with their other initiatives within their community, Concorde Career College’s efforts have aided in promoting a healthier lifestyle and encouraged preventative care.