Pitt Law Wins Service Year + Higher Ed Innovation Challenge, Will Receive $30,000

The University of Pittsburgh School of Law was the winning public institution at this year's Service Year + Higher Ed Innovation Challenge. Pitt Law received $30,000 for its proposal of a 3+1+3 program, through which students perform a year of service with local social entrepreneurs in between receiving an undergraduate degree in business and a law degree from Pitt Law.

Stephanie Dangel, Executive Director of the Innovation Practice Institute at Pitt Law (center) accepts the award from Shirley Sagawa, CEO of Service Year Alliance, and Holly Zanville, Strategy Director of Lumina Foundation. (Photo credit: Service Year)

Stephanie Dangel, Executive Director of the Innovation Practice Institute at Pitt Law said, “Integrating service into higher education is critically important to students, communities and higher education institutions. Students benefit from an engaging and meaningful learning environment that gives them real-world experience. Communities benefit from the energy and enthusiasm of students committed to service. And universities attract talented students who are anxious to serve communities, while also saving on the cost of higher education."

Read more at Service Year 2016 Challenge Winners.

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