The Nadinne Cruz Community Engagement Professional Award recognizes an exemplary Community Engagement Professional who has demonstrated collaboration with communities focused on transformative change, a commitment to justice-oriented work, and an impact on the larger movement to build ethical and effective community engagement locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

The award is named in honor of Nadinne Cruz, a leader of community-based experiential learning and an innovator of the movement for the public purposes of higher education. The Nadinne Cruz Award celebrates the ethical leadership and advocacy demonstrated by Community Engagement Professionals.

Nominations & recipients

Nomination & selection

Learn about nominations & the criteria used to select a winner

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Learn about previous Cruz Award winners

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