At a ceremony at Rutgers-Camden on April 27, 2022, MARCH received the Chancellor’s Award for Academic Civic Engagement, which recognizes “courses or programs that create outstanding opportunities for engaged civic learning for Rutgers University-Camden students.”
The award citation recognized the series of experiential learning opportunities at MARCH that engage and expand student knowledge and service to Camden and the Greater Philadelphia region. These include for-credit and transitional employment options with The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia, the “Learning From Cooper Street” project, and other initiatives. The work has included uncovering the diverse history of the residential blocks that existed on the site of Rutgers-Camden prior to urban renewal.
Experiential learning carries on the longstanding work of MARCH, as noted in the citation, to “tap into the region’s rich intellectual and cultural resources to forge new strategies for understanding and communicating the nature of the places where we live and their histories.” The award is a credit to the many students, faculty, staff, and partners who have made this work possible since the founding of the center two decades ago.