Community Learning Lab Receives Two Campus Awards

Larsen Human Development Award

The Community Learning Lab was recently named the 2016 recipient of the Robert P. Larsen Human Development Award. The Larsen Award was established in 1992 to honor individuals, groups, or programs that make significant contributions to the campus consistent with the general mission of the University of Illinois Counseling Center. The award is named in honor of Robert P. Larsen who was a staff member at the Center for more than fifty years. It has been presented annually to any person or group who enhances student development and maximizes student capabilities to make effective and satisfying life choices.

Illini Spirit Award

The Illini Spirit Award was created in 2008 through the Mom’s Association to provide financial support to programs and projects that contribute to the safety, health, development and achievement of University of Illinois students.

The partnership the CLL provides between students and community partners helps create a finished product which is used to benefit the services local agencies offer, while students walk away with a valuable learning opportunity, a sense of accomplishment, and an experience that has increased their marketability and networking connections. These real-world experiences allow students the opportunity to sample a skill set or population that they anticipate wanting to work with in the future. Funding from the Illini Spirit Award will contribute to the operating expenses of the Community Learning Lab.