North Carolina Campus Compact DigestJune 2011

We invite you to read the June edition of the NC Campus Compact Digest for the latest regional and national civic engagement news. Please send any announcement you would like to include to lgarvin@elon.edu

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Calendar: Conferences & Events
FEATURED NC Campus Compact Regional Meetings Coming in August!    

Mark your calendars for the dates below to attend the fall regional meetings. As NC Campus Compact embarks on our 10th year anniversary, the professional development session will focus on the future of higher education civic engagement. We will conclude with a business meeting and highlights from member campuses. Lunch is provided. 

(10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

August 4 - Charlotte Region (UNC Charlotte)
August 5 - Western Region (Location - TBD)
August 8 - Triad Region (Location - TBD)
August 9 - Triangle/Eastern (NC State University)

Special thanks to the campuses that have agreed to serve as hosts! Regional meetings are open to all civic engagement professionals from our member campuses. For more information, visit the website
Please RSVP to Rene' Summers by July 15, 2011.

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  • Corporation for National and Community Service Appoints Interim CEO
  • Save Service in America 

    Featured: American Dream Photo Contest

    The American Dream Photo Contest is an online initiative designed specifically to involve youth in the Opportunity Nation campaign in a meaningful way. To enter, anyone can upload two original pictures - one of their American Dream and one of their American Reality. Their images will be displayed together on a personalized web page on the OpportunityNation site, juxtaposing two visions of opportunity in America. Youth will then share their personalized link via Twitter and Facebook, sparking a dialogue with their friends and peers across the country surrounding their American Dream.


    The entry with the most 'likes' and 'shares' will have a chance to win great prizes, including a new Wifi iPad2 or a trip for two to the OpportunityNation national summit in New York City this November! http://bit.ly/lLjy0y


    Submission Deadline: July 4, 2011



    For more information and a list of additional Awards and Contests click here. 



    Featured: International Undergraduate Journal for Service-Learning, Leadership, and Social Change

    Call for Submissions  

    This new journal, published by Columbia College, is an opportunity for undergraduate students to publish in a refereed journal. The Journal accepts articles that discuss the development of service-learning projects, case studies of a service-learning project, and reflection on service-learning and the development of personal leadership. Details on Submission Information are here. Please encourage your students to submit.


    For more information contact Ned Scott Laff or Joyce Fields.


    For a list of additional Calls for Papers & Proposals click here.

    Featured: 9/11 Service-Learning YSA Grants (Deadline: June 17, 2011)


    Available to youth ages 5-25 and teachers/educators who work with youth ages 5-25, YSA will award 10-20 $500 or $1,000 grants to youth-led projects that address important community needs while helping youth - many of who have no first hand memory of the event - remember and honor the 9/11 victims and their families, understand the significance of the event, and commit to sustaining our democracy through service. Projects will need to address one of YSA's 9 for 9/11 - 9 lessons from the event and related ideas for service-learning projects. 



    For more Grant and Funding Opportunities click here.


    Featured: Grants Compliance Manager, NC Commission on Volunteerism & Communitiy Service (Raleigh, NC)


    Responsible for ensuring the Commission and AmeriCorps grantees are in financial compliance in administering federal awards by staying abreast of the Federal and State requirements relative to the federal funds received from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). The Grants Compliance Manager performs the following duties to ensure compliance with federal funding:

    • Federal Grants Management, Monitoring and Training and Technical Assistance
    • Internal Budgets
    • Purchasing, Invoices and E-Procurement  

    This position reports to the Executive Director of the NC Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service. Click here for the complete job description.


    For a list of additional Job Opportunities click here 

    Featured: Internship, N.C. Center for Nonprofits (Raleigh, NC)
    The N.C. Center for Nonprofits has a part-time, unpaid internship opportunity for someone who is interested in learning more about nonprofits and the impact they have in our communities. The Center's mission is to enrich North Carolina's communities and economy through a strong nonprofit sector and nonprofit voice. The Center serves as a statewide network for nonprofit board and staff members, as an information center on effective organizational practices, and as an advocate for the sector as a whole. The intern will work with our membership services staff and will gain knowledge and experience in coordinating programs, updating and maintaining records, and communicating with nonprofits and other stakeholders about the valuable services we offer 501(c)(3) nonprofits.

    How to Apply: Submit resumes to Sarah Weissberg, Director of Member Relations, N.C. Center for Nonprofits, sweissberg@ncnonprofits.org

    Visit the link below for the full description.


    For additional opportunities click here. 


    Featured: Preparing for Carnegie Community Engagement Classification
    September 14-16, 2011, The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, Roanoke, VA

    The 2015 application for the Carnegie Community Engagement classification provides campuses with the opportunity to develop institutional capacity for growth and assessment of community engagement. Individuals and teams attending this event will be oriented to the Carnegie framework, have access to samples of exemplary applications, receive coaching from faculty and have time to develop plans for accessing and providing evidence to support an application. Participants will return to campus with a plan for advancing the community engagement mission of their campus, and ways to connect the process associated with the Carnegie application to other aspects of institutional work. To sign up for a mailing list for more info, visit http://bit.ly/hXwMHL


    Questions? Contact Jeri Childers, Center for Organizational & Technological Advancement, Virginia Tech at jlc@vt.edu



    View the national 2011 Civic Engagement Calendar here.


    Featured: 2010 Youth Voter Report


    In May 2011, CIRCLE released the final and official youth voter turnout stats for 2010. Here are highlights: 

    • In the 2010 election, young people with college experience were almost twice as likely to vote as those without college experience (14.2% vs. 30.8%)
    • In the 2010 election, young people age 18 to 245 who were currently in college were more likely to vote than their peers who were not currently attending college by a margin of nine percentage points. Current Student Voter Turnout 26.5% in 2010
    • Full-time college students were more likely vote (26.8%) than part time students (24.9%).
    • Young Black current college students were more likely than their White counterparts to vote in 2010 (29.6% versus 27.4%).
    • Hispanic College students lagged behind their peers, with a turnout of 22.7%.


    The fact sheet with all of this info and much more (like state-by-state youth voting estimates) can be found at: http://www.civicyouth.org/official-youth-turnout-rate-in-2010-was-24/


    For an additional list of Resources click here.