The CAPPS Excellence in Community Service Awards were inaugurated in 2016 to recognize CAPPS Member Schools that have demonstrated exceptional commitment to their local community. We award these awards in 2 categories: Large Schools (4+ locations) and Small \Schools (1-3). These awards recognize and encourage initiatives in community service, service learning, and civic engagement that have a significant impact on the communities served by our schools. Be on the lookout for additional winner announcements!



Here are a few ways CAPPS Member Schools are serving their communities:

  • Assisting those with disabilities through recreational/service programs
  • Serving warm meals to the homeless
  • Providing basic health/dental care for the homeless and less fortunate at health fairs
  • Helping U.S. Veterans through various services
  • Check on seniors, disabled or other at-risk neighbors in your area.
  • Sponsoring food/school supplies drives
  • Promoting and managing holiday gift drives for children and Seniors
  • Educating via community outreach about substance use/abuse
  • Building houses for Habitat for Humanity
  • Students assisting with administering Covid 19 vaccinations
  • Providing meals to our Frontline workers during the coronavirus pandemic
  • Give to your local food bank. They all need help and contributions, especially those in communities hardest hit by COVID-19.
  • Shopping or doing errands for quarantined (even self-quarantined) families who need to stay home or don't want to take their kids out in public areas.

Encouraging civic engagement

2021 Award Winners 

Gold Award: 1st Place 

Gurnick Academy ~ Click Here to Watch Video 

Silver Award: 2nd Place ~ Tie 

Unitek College ~ Click Here to Watch Video 

West Coast University ~ Click Here to Watch Video 

Bronze Award: 3rd Place 

CNI College ~ Click Here to Watch Video 


2020 Award Winners 

Gold Award:

Large School:   Intercoast College - Click here to watch the video

Small SchoolPima Medical Institute, Chula Vista  Click here to watch the video

Silver Award:

Large School:     North-West College, West CovinaClick Here to watch the video

Small School:      Bellus Academy -  Click Here to watch the video

Bronze Award:

Large School (a tie!):    American Career College - Click Here to watch the video

                                          Unitek College Click Here to watch the video

Small School (a tie!):     CNI College  Click Here to watch the video

                                          High Desert Medical College   Click Here to watch the video


2019 Award Winners

2019 Gold Award: Stanbridge University

2019 Silver Award (a tie!): American Career College and San Joaquin Valley College

American Career College:

San Joaquin Valley College:

2019 Bronze Award: InterCoast Colleges