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North Carolina Campus Compact Digest                                                    September 2011

In This Issue
Governor Urges Action
Make the Call to Save Service
Student Conference
New Video Released
Website Quick Links
Grants & Funding
Call for Proposals
Awards & Contests
Governor Urges Action on September 11, 2011


Governor Bev Perdue encourages  North Carolinians to honor first responders for the 10-year anniversary of Sept.11. Visit the Governor's website to send an electronic thank you to a first responder in your community.  Also, you can participate by finding a 9/11 community service project in your area at http://911day.org.



Make the Call to Save Service on September 15


As Congress returns to Washington and resumes discussions about the 2012 budget, they will also begin to identify $3 trillion worth of cuts to our nation's budget.


With so much at stake, we must make a strong and compelling case that national service is a smart investment that generates jobs and empowers communities to rebuild in these tough economic times-and funding for the Corporation for National and Community Service and for AmeriCorps should not be cut.


We need you to reinforce this message by calling 1-855-US-SERVE on September 15th.


Learn more...

2011 Student Conf


NC Campus Compact Student Conference "Connect the Dots" November 5, 2011 @ Wake Forest University


October 1, 2011 is the deadline for workshop submissions and registration for this largest civic engagement student conference in the region!


NC Campus Compact Releases New Video 

North Carolina Campus Compact: An Invitation to Service Learning
North Carolina Campus Compact: An Invitation to Service Learning

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Engagement Matters blog


Civic Engagement Jobs


National Civic Engagement Calendar

Welcome to the New Digest!



We are pleased to unveil the new Digest format. Published six times a year, the Digest complements the regularly updated information available on our website that includes  news, civic engagement jobs and the national civic engagement calendar. Our Facebook page and Twitter feed are also opportunities to stay connected.

Don't forget to read the Engagement Matters blog on our website featuring a new post each week from Presidents, faculty, staff and students.

Archived editions are available on the Digest home page


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Grants & Funding


UnitedHealth HEROES Grants
(Deadline - October 17, 2011)


Grants of $500 to $1,000 will be awarded to help youth, ages 5-25, create and implement local, hands-on programs to fight childhood obesity. The grants encourage semester-long projects that launch on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service (January 16, 2012) and culminate on Global Youth Service Day (April 20-22, 2012).  

PepsiCo Foundation (ongoing)

The PepsiCo Foundation seeks to foster healthy, vibrant, and self-sufficient communities worldwide through global partnerships that improve the quality of life in the areas of health, environment, and education. Letters of interest may be submitted at any time.

Health grants - focus is on food security and improved nutrition

Environment grants - support programs that address water security, sustainable agriculture, and adaptive approaches to climate change
Education grants - emphasis is on access to education and training for the underserved as well as women's empowerment.

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Call for Proposals



Student Coalition for Action in
Literacy Education (SCALE)
Read.Write.Act Virtual Conference
November 8-10, 2011

Proposal Deadline: September 16, 2011
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Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH)
 15th Anniversary Conference

"Community-Campus Partnerships as a Strategy for Social Justice"
April 18-21, 2012 , Houston, TX

Proposal Deadline: September 26, 2011   
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Michigan Campus Compact
Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Institute 
"Engaged Campuses. Strong Communities."
January 30-31, 2012, East Lansing, MI

Proposal Deadline: October 3, 2011   

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8th Annual Southeast Indian Studies Conference

April 12 & 13, 2012, UNC Pembroke, Pembroke, NC  

Proposal Deadline: January 27, 2012

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Awards & Contests 


The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

Call for Nominations

Deadline: October 3, 2011

This award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning; and who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others.

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