California Campus Compact Receives Certificate of Honor from City and County of San Francisco for 20 Years of Service, New Social Innovation Generation Initiative

October 1, 2009

Contact: Kathy Dalle-Molle
(415) 338-3984

For Immediate Release

San Francisco, CA – California Campus Compact, a coalition of leading colleges and universities throughout California, today announced that in a presentation ceremony conducted by the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco, the statewide higher education organization has been awarded a Certificate of Honor for its 20 years of service as a powerful catalyst to advance civic and community engagement throughout California.

California Campus Compact also was recognized for its new three-year initiative, Social Innovation Generation, through which colleges and universities throughout California will aid in the state’s recovery and renewal through service, service-learning and inventive solutions embedded in social entrepreneurship, microfinance and social investment. Social Innovation Generation is funded through a Learn and Serve America Higher Education grant award from the Corporation for National and Community Service.

In presenting the Certificate of Honor to California Campus Compact, San Francisco Supervisor Sean Elsbernd emphasized the organization’s significant impact on college and university students over the last two decades.  “California Campus Compact touches tens of thousands of college and university students across the state each year and inspires in them a commitment to public and community service,” he said. “I and my colleagues on the Board of Supervisors are pleased to recognize and honor California Campus Compact and its staff for their outstanding work and service over the last 20 years.”

About receiving the honor, Elaine Ikeda, Ph.D., the executive director of California Campus Compact, noted, “We are thrilled to have been bestowed this honor by the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco – a city with a long-standing history of outstanding civic leaders and an exemplary commitment to nonprofit and social service organizations and service to the community.  We truly believe that the energy and spirit to serve, lead and transform cascades among college students throughout California. We look forward to many more decades of collaborating with colleges and universities to educate students to change our world.”

About California Campus Compact

Since its founding in 1988, California Campus Compact has worked to build the collective commitment and capacity of colleges and universities throughout California to advance civic and community engagement for a healthy, just and democratic society. Through innovative programs and initiatives, grant funding, training and technical assistance, professional development and powerful research studies and publications, California Campus Compact each year invests in and champions more than 500,000 students, faculty members, administrators and community members involved in diverse and ground-breaking activities that support and expand civic and community engagement throughout California. For more information, please visit

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