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FRIDAY Update - August 26, 2011
In This Issue
Have you Checked Out the New Website Yet?
Ready to "Connect the Dots?" Register or Submit Workshop Proposal for Student Conference
Campus Compact Forms Eastern Region Coalition & Hosts 1st Conference
Grant Opportunities
New Service-Learning Publication Explores Cultural Dynamics
Webinar: Using the Community Capitals Framework to Understand and Measure Communitiy Impact
Help Us Gets to 200!
Have you Checked Out the New Website Yet?

We launched our new website on August 19, 2011.  The new format is designed to spotlight and celebrate the great civic engagement work taking place on our member campuses, in addition to providing information about our programs and services.   


You can now go to the site anytime for the latest News, NC Calendar, National Civic Engagement Calendar and Jobs. As a result of the new and improved website, the Digest, the bi-monthly e-newsletter, will be less frequent and shorter. PLEASE VISIT THE WEBSITE REGULARLY!

We are especially excited about the "Engagement Matters" blog which will feature contributions from Presidents and Chancellors, civic engagement administrators, students and community partners. Visit the site each Monday for a new entry.


Again, we invite you to visit the website regularly for campus news, announcements and updates. Please send Leslie any items you would like posted.    



 NC Campus Compact website

Ready to "Connect the Dots?"  Register or Submit Workshop Proposal for Student Conference
2011 Student Conf

November 11 & 12, 2011
Wake Forest University


We invite you to attend the 18th annual Student Conference for a day of student and expert led workshop sessions, issues panel, guest speakers, an NC College Positive Volunteers training, statewide service challenge, and much more!


Friday Night Service Project and Documentary Screening

We invite you to come to Wake Forest University the evening prior to the Student Conference for Turkeypalooza. Join WFU's Campus Kitchen Project to help them provide Thanksgiving meals for their clients. Following the service project stay for the screening of The Homeless Cycle, a student-made documentary on homelessness in the United States.


Registration is now open and we are accepting workshop proposals.  


Learn more...

Campus Compact Forms Eastern Region Coalition & Hosts First Conference

The Campus Compacts on the eastern seaboard, from Maine to Florida, have formed the Eastern Region Campus Compact coalition to provide additional opportunities for collaboration amongst the national network.


In October we will host our first conference.  The mission of this conference is to advance institutional engagement. Leaders in higher education will participate in workshops on engaged scholarship, institutional change, and campus-community reciprocity. This conference will also include a concurrent institute for faculty teams to focus on institutional strategies for rewarding engaged scholarship in promotion and tenure.


We encourage you to participate!


Eastern Region Campus Compact Conference

Moving Us Forward: Recognizing and Rewarding Civic Engagement

October 27-28, 2011, East Elmhurst, NY

Registration Deadline: October 7, 2011


Learn more...

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). 


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.    



New Service-Learning Publication Explores Cultural Dynamics

Exploring Cultural Dynamics and Tensions Within Service-Learning

Edited by: Trae Stewart, University of Central Florida
Nicole Webster, Pennsylvania State University

cultural dynamics bookThe purpose of this book is to explore cultural tensions and dynamics within the field of service-learning. In 18 chapters, educators, students, and administrators investigate the cultural values of service-learning itself and the tensions created when this is at odds with the values of others within K-12 and higher education in the United States and abroad.


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Webinar:  Using the Community Capitals Framework to Understand and Measure Community Impact

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Central)

Do you want to better understand and report the impact that your campus-community partnerships are having on the quality of life in your community?  Are you looking for a way to show how individual partnerships complement each other and contribute to plans to achieve greater overall community and institutional goals?

Community Capitals is a framework that facilitates planning for and measuring community or organizational change.  It is currently used around the world by community development practitioners and by researchers of asset-based development.  Cornelia B. Flora, one of the originators of this framework, will present the concepts of natural, cultural, human, social, political, financial and built capital and how they work together to sustain healthy ecosystems, economic security, and social well-being.

This webinar is the second in a series sponsored by California Campus Compact, Iowa Campus Compact, Kansas Campus Compact and Minnesota Campus Compact. Compacts in these states qualify for the discounted ticket rate; as do individuals from campuses that are members of national Campus Compact, but are do not have a state compact.

Registration and more information is available at:




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