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FRIDAY Update - July 22, 2011
We are looking forward to seeing you at the upcoming Regional Meetings, August 4-9, 2011.  Contact Leslie with any questions or concerns.
In This Issue
Campus Compact Book Store Back-to-School Sale
Duke Seeking Graduate Students for Service-Learning
Grant Opportunities
New Service-Learning Publication from Indiana Campus Compact
National Campus Compact Job Opportunity
Upcoming Civic Engagement Events
Excitement is Building
Campus Compact Book Store Back-to-School Sale
 

 

CC logoCampus Compact is offering a special back-to-school sale: 20% off of all publications. And if you buy in quantity, they will first apply the usual discount on bulk sales and then take an additional 20% off your total. It doesn't get much better!

Take advantage of these unusual prices to purchase such titles as:

 * Looking In Reaching Out
 * One with the Community: Indicators of Engagement at Minority-Serving Institutions
  * Partnerships that Work: The Stories and Lessons from Campus/Community Collaborations
  * Raise Your Voice: A Student Guide to Making Positive Social Change 
  * Students As Colleagues: Expanding the Circle of Service-Learning Leadership
  * Fundamentals of Service-Learning Course Construction

The sale ends on September 30, 2011 so visit the Book Store soon!

Duke Seeking Graduate Students for Service-Learning

Duke's Service-Learning program is seeking graduate students to work with faculty teaching undergraduate service-learning courses in 2011-12. Graduate assistants will facilitate community placements, student reflection, and other tasks related to community outreach. Please feel free to circulate this posting to students entering graduate programs at Duke this fall.

Applicants must have a federal work-study allowance for the 2011-12 academic year and have 5-10 hours/week available to work. In addition, ideal applicants will have some of the following characteristics:
A history of involvement in the community
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Prior job experience working from home
Experience supervising, leading, or mentoring college students
An interest in service-learning as a teaching and learning method (prior experience with service-learning is helpful but not necessary)

For a detailed job description, contact
kw92@duke.edu, confirming that you have received a federal work-study allocation for 2011-12. Applicants from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Grant Opportunities
 

Sodexo Grants
Application Deadline: September 16, 2011

YSA will award 25 Sodexo Youth Grants of $500 each to support youth-led (ages 5-25) service projects in the United States that address the issue of childhood hunger during National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week (November 13-20, 2011).

 

http://www.ysa.org/grants/sodexoyouth 

 

Home Depot Home Improvement Grants

Application Deadline: October 31, 2011

 

Proposals for the following community improvement activities will be considered: repairs, refurbishments, and modifications to low-income and/or transitional housing or community facilities, weatherizing or increasing energy efficiency of low-income and/or transitional housing or community facilities; planting trees or community gardens and/or landscaping community facilities; and development of community parks or green spaces. Grants of up to $5,000 are made in the form of Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services.

 

http://bit.ly/eIis5T    


 

 

New Service-Learning Publication from Indiana Campus Compact
 

Indiana Campus Compact is delighted to announce this new resource for exploring and charting service-learning on your campus: Charting the Course for Service Learning: From Curriculum Considerations to Advocacy A Faculty Development Workbook. 

Edited by Nancy Marthakis, D.O.; J.R. Jamison, M.A.; Mary Jane Eisenhauer, Ed.D.; and Marifran Mattson, Ph.D., this faculty development workbook will help you or your faculty map the course for service-learning at your institution while providing prompts for exploration and examples and downloadable templates for tangible navigational tools.  From curriculum considerations, choosing the right community partner, budgets and funding, promotion/tenure/faculty rewards, to becoming an advocate at your institution and beyond (plus much, much more), the design of the workbook allows for the flexibility to start at the beginning and work your way through each chapter, or begin with any chapter that may be relevant to you for your journey in service-learning.

Pre-ordering by August 1, 2011 to save $10!

 

National Campus Compact Job Opportunity
 

Project Manager - Connect2Complete (Immediate Opening)

 

Connect2Complete (C2C) is a 36-month pilot program funded by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that seeks to increase community college students' persistence toward their credentials by connecting them to student tutor advocates. These student tutor advocates will address the needs of their fellow first-year students by providing academic support, connections to college life, and a link to services designed to help them complete their credentials. The C2C pilot program will directly benefit students entering developmental education and Pell eligible students who are statistically more likely to struggle to complete college. C2C will support nine campuses in three states to mobilize over 150 student tutor advocates to pilot this approach.

 

Campus Compact has an immediate opening for the Project Manager who will be responsible for the development, coordination and oversight of the C2C pilot program. Reporting directly to the President of Campus Compact, the Project Manager will provide leadership and strategic focus for all project activities and help guide the vision and theory of change. Working collaboratively with a diverse set of stakeholders including senior staff, sub-grantees, state office staff, advisory board members and the funder, the Project Manager will implement and oversee all aspects of the project including the creation of key components of the campus programs, development of the granting process and oversight of sub-grantees, establishment and coordination of a national advisory board, and oversight of consultants and contractors. The Project Manager will also be the primary author of reports, tools, Web content and papers related to the project.

 

This position is based in Boston.

 

Click here  for the full description.  

Upcoming Civic Engagement Events
 

The Engagement Academy for University Leaders Measuring and Monitoring for Engagement 

September 8-10, 2011, Virginia Tech

 

Registration Deadline: August 26, 2011

 

Are you responsible for communicating the impact of your outreach and engagement programs?  Do you want to position your institution to describe the university's impact on your region or your state?  Are you responsible for assessing engagement programs or effectively linking community engagement to the teaching, research, and service missions of your institution?  Then this event is for you! Learn more here: http://www2.cota.vt.edu/engagementacademy/

 

2011 National College Access Network Conference

Gateway to Opportunity: College Success for All

September 12-14, 2011, St. Louis, MO


Early Registration Rates end on August 11, 2011


Here, college access professionals and policy-makers will network with colleagues, share best practices, and learn more about important issues in college access and success. Sessions will address critical topics such as college access/success, networks and partnerships, equity, policy, financial aid and more.

For more information and to register, visit the NCAN website: Here

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