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Democracy House Wins National Award

Democracy House, an organization of students at Middlesex County College that performs thousands of hours of community service each year, was named to the 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The award was presented by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

"Congratulations to Middlesex County College and its students for their dedication to service and commitment to improving their local communities," said Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service. "Our nation's students are a critical part of the equation and vital to our efforts to tackle the most persistent challenges we face. They have demonstrated the value of putting knowledge into practice to help renew America through service."

Democracy House began in 1995, and brings together 40 students per year who spend at least 300 hours working to better their community. They serve food at Elijah's Promise in New Brunswick; read to young children and teach reading to older kids; act as big brothers and sisters to children in after school programs; tutor college students; and help clean the environment.