The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, which works to develop networks of ideas and institutions to advance teaching and learning, has awarded Community Engagement Classification to the Medical College of Wisconsin in recognition of its community engagement practices.
The Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification recognizes institutions that document alignment among campus mission, culture, leadership, resources and practices that support noteworthy community engagement.
“Community engagement is one of MCW’s four primary missions as well as a significant aspect of our culture and our community,” said John Raymond, Sr., president and chief executive officer of MCW. “Receiving this classification is an important milestone as MCW continues the journey of engaging with our community partners. We will seek to build on these accomplishments to accomplish even more to improve the lives of all those we serve.”
Examples of recent MCW community engagement initiatives include a project to improve eye health among Latinos in southeastern Wisconsin, a nationally-funded initiative to prevent childhood obesity in Milwaukee neighborhoods, and the Dryhootch of America – MCW partnership, which serves veterans in southeastern and south central Wisconsin through programs that offer peer support, reorientation for military veterans and access to mental health services.