FRIDAY UPDATE - October 7, 2011
10th anniversary
Apply for an MLK Day of Service Mini-Grant 
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North Carolina Campus Compact is pleased to offer $500 mini-grants for the 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service to institutions in North Carolina.   The RFP and application are available at:



The MLK Day of Service honors the life of Dr. King.  It is also a way of reminding all Americans of their civic duty to serve, as well as helping members of the community to work together to solve common problems.  The 2012 MLK Day of Service is January 16th. 


NC Campus Compact is a sub-grantee of Wisconsin Campus Compact in collaboration with Michigan Campus Compact, Missouri Campus Compact and Oregon Campus Compact.  Funding for this grant is provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Visit  to learn more about the national MLK Day of Service.


The application submission deadline is October 21, 2011

Student Conference
October 14, 2011, is the new deadline for:
  • Registration
  • Workshop Proposals
  • Community Impact Student Awards Nominations


Saturday Conference

November 12, 2011 
Wake Forest University  
2011 Student Conf

The "Connect the Dots" Student Conference will include student and expert led workshop sessions, an issues panel, guest speakers, NC College Positive  training, statewide service challenge, and much more!


Friday Night Service Event

November 11, 2011
Wake Forest University


The evening will include Turkeypalooza, WFU's Campus Kitchen yearly service project providing Thanksgiving meals to Fosyth County residents in need. There will also be a screening Hungry for Green, dinner and reflection. 


Learn more and register here: Conference website    


Community Impact Student Award 

This annual award recognizes one student per member institution who exhibits outstanding leadership and innovative approaches in their civic engagement efforts.  Each NC Campus Compact member campus has the opportunity to select their winner to be acknowledged during the conference. Visit the

Award website to learn more.

Food Insecurity Initiative

Plan to bring canned food the Friday night Turkeypalooza service project OR the Saturday Student Conference.  Food donated will help feed Forsyth County food insecure during Thanksgiving week.


This food collection also helps kick off a NC Campus Compact Tenth Year Anniversary Statewide Challenge.  All member campuses are invited to host/feature initiatives that will address food insecurity between November 12, the beginning of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, and March 22, 2012, our anniversary date.  Our work together to alleviate hunger will be featured on our website, through newsletters, and through other media efforts.  45 campuses working together will make a great impact!


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College Positive training

Will you be "College Positive?" 


Koyah Rivera, NC Campus Compact AmeriCorps*VISTA and Education Coordinator, will be presenting during an afternoon workshop session opportunities college student have to lead others to higher education, resources they can use to help others pursue college, and mobilize them to share with those who will benefit.  Recruit one of your conference attendees to participate in this training workshop!  They will return to campus ready to help recruit other students to encourage the pursuit of college! Learn more about College Positive here.

Campus Compact 2011 Annual Membership Survey Now Open

Campus Compact's Annual Membership Survey is now available online at


Your institution's participation in this national survey is vital. We need your help so that North Carolina can continue to have one of the highest response rates in the nation!


ChecklistConducted each year since 1986, the survey is the most comprehensive and widely distributed review of service, service-learning, and civic engagement in higher education. Through this instrument, Campus Compact is able to calculate student and faculty involvement in service and service-learning, measure campus infrastructure for community engagement, understand faculty roles and rewards, determine alumni engagement, and receive valuable feedback about Campus Compact member services.


The results allow campuses to compare their progress with state and national trends and help all of us better articulate our case to elected officials, funders, and to the media. Your participation is key because it helps assure that your institution's commitment and dedicated resources towards service-learning and civic engagement are reflected in all our data.

For the best results, we urge primary institutional contacts to download the PDF version first, collect information from colleagues on campus, and then enter the institution's responses to the online survey. We also encourage you to review a list of Frequently Asked Questions that are available to assist anyone entering (or preparing) responses on behalf of their institution.

The deadline for completion of the survey is Friday, December 9, 2011. 


Serving Veteran's & Military Families

militaryDid you know that North Carolina has the third largest number of veterans and military in the United States? 


Veterans and active military have unique challenges navigating higher education -- In addition, their families struggle with needs when a spouse is deployed, and when they return.


These challenges are opportunities for campuses to think about how to serve and support this population.  If interested in joining a conversation with other NC Campus Compact members, send an e-mail to Lisa Keyne,  She will initiate a call to discuss challenges, a vision for this work, and even possible programming that makes sense on our campuses.

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2012 Civic Engagement Institute
Save the date

February 15, 2012, Civic Engagement Institute


In honor of NC Campus Compact's Tenth Year Anniversary, one large event will be held February 15 at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill, NC.  "Intensifying Impact: Civic Engagement Today" will gather presidents, provosts, faculty and staff in intensive discussions about how we envision deepening this work of producing civically engaged graduates and strengthening communities.  Keynote speakers, expert workshops, and a celebration of our work together will ensure this is a day you will not want to miss. 




Mark your calendars!  More info coming soon.


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