2011 Student Conf

We look forward to seeing those of you who will join us for the Student Conference  @ Wake Forest University tonight & tomorrow. Drive safely!

Take the Challenge to End Hunger!
Today is the start of the Statewide Challenge to End Hunger as students attending the service project and the Student Conference will bring canned food to distribute to local residents.  Starting with Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (November 12-19) and ending on March 22, 2012, our Tenth Year Anniversary, we ask our campuses to help feed the hungry, learn from each others' strategies, and demonstrate our coalition's impact as we pursue a common goal.
Learn how your campus can get involved here.
Registration Opens Next Week for the 2012 Civic Engagement Institute 
Save the date"Intensifying Impact: Civic Engagement Matters"
2012 Civic Engagement Institute
February 15, 2012
Friday Center in Chapel Hill, NC  
In honor of NC Campus Compact's Tenth Year Anniversary, one large event will be held convening presidents, trustees, provosts, faculty, staff and community partners 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. 
Confirmed Speakers include:
  • Dr. Nancy Cantor, Chancellor, Syracuse University
  • Dr. Nadinne Cruz, Independent Consultant, Cruz Consulting
  • Dr. Philip Dubois, Chancellor, UNC - Charlotte
  • Dr. George Mehaffy, V.P. for Academic Leadership & Change, American Association of State Colleges & Universities
  • Dr. Caryn McTighe Musil, Senior Vice President, the Association of American Colleges and Universities 
  • Dr. Brian Murphy, President, De Anza College
  • Dr. Carol Quillen, President, Davidson College
  • Dr. Scott Ralls, President, North Carolina Community College System

Stay posted to the Institute website for more details. 


Please note that this event combines the annual Civic Engagement Institute and PACE Conference.  We are not issuing a Call for Proposals this year. PACE will resume on February 13, 2013.

President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Honor RollDeadline for submission:  December 9, 2011.  Nominations received after the 5:00 p.m. EST deadline will not be considered.


Applications for the 2012 President's Honor Roll will be accepted in either or both categories for service performed during the 2010-2011 academic year:

  • General Community Service, which recognizes the quality, quantity, and institutional commitment to community service initiatives at a college or university.
  • Special Focus Area, which recognizes exemplary initiatives aligned with President Obama's education and innovation priorities. The three special focus area categories are:
    • Promise Neighborhoods Model
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Summer Learning
    • For all categories, it is important to highlight the qualitative impact that your service programs have had on the community in addition to the quantitative data, such as the number of volunteers and the number of hours served. 


We Need You to Complete the Campus Compact 2011 Annual Membership Survey!

Results of this survey help you understand where your campus lines up next to other campuses that prioritize community engagement.  North Carolina has repeatedly led the nation in our response rate for the annual Campus Compact Annual Membership Survey.  Please respond today!


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. 


White House Issues Campus Challenge

Campus Champions of Change Challenge invites college and university students from across the country to demonstrate how their student-led project is improving their campus community and helping America win the future.

"All Across America, college and university students are helping our country out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world," said President Obama. "I hope this challenge shines a light on their efforts, and inspires Americans of all ages to get involved in their communities."

Find out more about the challenge here and make sure to submit your campus organization before the deadline on Friday, December 9, 2011.

Following the application deadline, the White House will select 15 finalists based on input from a panel of judges. The public will then have an opportunity to weigh in on the projects they think best embody the President's goal to win the future. The top five finalists will be named Campus Champions of Change and will be invited to the White House in the spring of 2012 and highlighted on mtvU and MTV Act.


Join Us:  Sign a Letter Urging President Obama to Protect CNCS Funding

AMeriCorpsResponse needed by Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Voices for National Service, in partnership with the Save Service in America campaign, is sending a letter to President Obama urging the White House to protect the federal investment in the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). We invite you to join this effort by adding your organization to this letter.


In September, the House of Representatives introduced new legislation that would cut funding for national service programs by 75% and shut down the Corporation for National and Community Service. Nearly 1,000 nonprofit leaders quickly responded, signing onto a Save Service letter urging congressional leaders to provide CNCS with $1.09 billion in fiscal year 2012, as recommended by the U.S. Senate. Click here for a copy of the Save Service letter sent to Representative Denny Rehberg, Chairman of the House Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee.


Over the next few weeks, the House and Senate will be working to reconcile the differences between their FY12 Labor-HHS Appropriations bills and the differences are stark. For CNCS, the gap between the House recommendation for CNCS and the Senate's bill is $862 million. Finding agreement may not be quick or easy, and that is why we must call on President Obama to keep CNCS funding high on his priority list. Programs that provide critical services to the most vulnerable, offer job training and pathways to work, and spur economic recovery deserve continued federal support.


Click here to add your organization's name to the growing list of signers.


Click here to view a pdf of the letter to President Obama.



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