Steven Cartwright, a University of Notre Dame junior from Pittsburgh, has been awarded the Richard J. Wood Student Community Commitment Award by Indiana Campus Compact.
Cartwright was honored for his record of service and determination to positively affect the Notre Dame and South Bend communities at the fifth annual Student and Faculty Service Learning Conference held at Purdue University. He was nominated for the Wood Award by Notre Dame’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.
Cartwright has been involved in a variety of service activities in both his campus and local communities. Most notably, he is the founder and director of Lead-ND, a student initiative that provides leadership programs for South Bend youths. Lead-ND volunteers currently are working with some 100 seventh- and eighth-graders in a yearlong service learning and leadership development program at three South Bend schools.
The Wood Award is presented by Indiana Campus Compact, a consortium of 31 Indiana higher education institutions. Nationally, Campus Compact is a coalition of more than 800 college and university presidents that encourages the expansion and support of educational programs involving students in volunteerism and social service.