Why did USF create the California Prize for Service and the Common Good?

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Why did USF create the California Prize for Service and the Common Good?

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The University of San Francisco California Prize was created to recognize an organization or individual who models selfless service in pursuit of the common good. Nominees must be based in California, or whose primary focus of service is in California. The dual purpose of the prize is to honor a group or member of the California civic community, while highlighting the extraordinary work of USF’s students and faculty in the area of community-based learning. The University’s emphasis on service integrates academics and social justice seamlessly, working both locally and globally in pursuit of equality for all citizens.