SALT LAKE CITY -- The University of Utah has been honored by the Carnegie Foundation for its community service programs.
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching awarded the school a Community Engagement designation this week for its outreach efforts in the community.
Schools are honored for programs that reach out to the community in the areas of reading, mathematics, arts programs, special-needs, recreation and mentoring children interested in science and technology.
The University of Utah has 125 courses that offer community service, including the Youth Art Initiative, which provides children opportunities to participate in art programs that have been eliminated from their public schools.
About 80 students are involved with the America Reads program, which provides tutors to children in elementary schools in low-income communities.