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North Carolina Campus Compact Digest                                                    February 2012

In This Issue
UNCG Hosts Community Engagement Series
Online Service Learning Course this Summer
Connecting Campuses with Communities
Website Quick Links
Statewide Hunger Alleviation Challenge
Awards & Contests
Meet our Newest Staff Member
Call for Proposals
AmeriCorps VISTA News
Grants & Funding
 

Davidson College Seeks Assistant Director for Civic Engagement Programs

 

This is a full-time, 12 month Student Life professional within the Davidson College Center for Civic Engagement responsible for coordinating service leadership curriculum and events, directing the summer service odyssey pre-orientation program, overseeing all aspects of the Federal Community Service Work-study program and advising the alternative breaks program. The Asst. Director reports to the Associate Dean of Student / Director of Civic Engagement and works collaboratively with other staff in the Center to advise student organizations through the Civic Engagement Council, cultivate and sustain relationships with community partners, and design curriculum modules for the Bonner program. 

 

Learn more.... 

 

 

UNCG Hosts Community Engagement Series

 

The Office of Leadership and Service-Learning at UNC Greensboro invites you to their spring 2012 Community Engagement Series, conversations, classes and creative opportunities about community-university partnerships.

 

Learn more...

Online Service Learning Course this Summer

 

Magna Publications is featuring Dr. Barbara Jacoby as instructor for a service learning course design workshop this summer.  Offered fully online, many useful resources are included.  Register by May 31 using coupon code JACOBY1, and receive $50 off registration.

 

Learn more....

Connecting Campuses with Communities hosted by Indiana Campus Compact & IUPUI Center for Service and Learning
May 14-18, 2012

Application deadline: March 9, 2012
 

This event is separated into two parts:
*    Service Learning Institute: May 14-16
*    IUPUI Research Academy: May 16-18

 
Service Learning Institute: The Indiana Campus Compact Service Learning Institute (SLI) is a hands-on opportunity for higher education service learning instructors, or staff who support service learning curriculum design, to learn how to build or refine a service learning course through the development of learning outcomes and quality service learning experiences, as well as craft meaningful assignments and reflection and assessment activities. 
 

Research Academy:The IUPUI Research Academy is an interactive workshop to develop skills, learn about methods and literature, develop a research project and advance research related to service learning in higher education. 

Learn more...

Website quick links:

 

 

Engagement Matters blog

 

Civic Engagement Jobs

 

National Civic Engagement Calendar

 
Statewide Hunger Alleviation Challenge - Efforts Intensify... 

 

Last week at the Civic Engagement Institute, we were all reminded that ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  Since our NC Campus Compact Student Conference in November, all member campuses have invested engagement efforts to alleviate hunger, and to demonstrate our Compact's collective impact - what we can accomplish together!

Time is running out for the project . . . Our target end date is March 22, 2012, the official date of our Tenth Year Anniversary.  We invite you and your campus to do the following this next month:  

  1. Identify food insecurity initiatives you want to pursue and publicize as part of the Statewide Challenge.  These might be projects already in progress OR use the Challenge to start a new project. 
  2. Select and track progress towards two or more of the Challenge's outcomes:
    1. Pounds of food items collected
    2. Number of food items donated
    3. Number of meals created or served
    4. Number of volunteer hours targeting food insecurity initiatives
    5. Dollars raised to help alleviate food insecurity
    6. Track your campus' progress on your goals between November 12 and March 22. 
  3. Highlight how your campus is alleviating hunger by submitting a brief article. We will feature different stories on the website to help showcase your success during the Challenge  Submit stories and pictures to Julie Lawson at your earliest convenience.  Make sure to check out the Engagement Matters blog to see if your story is featured!
  4. Provide a final count on your goals.  The week of March 26 we will send you a survey to capture and collate Compact-wide accomplishments.

Final results will be shared with all member presidents and chancellors, giving them opportunity so share broadly about your campus' participation in the Compact, and the impact we have when working together. If you have questions, need additional information, or have a story you are ready to share, please e-mail Julie Lawson, member of the Tenth Year Anniversary committee. All the best as your campus works to alleviate hunger in your community!

 

Win $100 for your Program!! 

 

With March Madness approaching, we are hosting a mock "office pool." Each NC Campus Compact campus can submit one guess to the following two questions by March 16.  The closest guess to each question wins $100 for their campus' programming - that's two $100 mini-grants!

  • How many total pounds of food do you think will be collected by all 42 campuses through the Statewide Challenge?
  • How many total meals will be created or served by all 42 campuses during the November 12 through March 22 Statewide Challenge?

Submit your campus' guess today, but no later than March 16 at noon! E-mail Julie LawsonPlease put "Campus Guess" in the subject line.

Awards & Contests 

  

2012 Newman Civic Fellows Award
 
Nomination Deadline: Feburary 28, 2012  

 

Campus Compact is now accepting applications for the 2012 Newman Civic Fellows Awards honoring inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. Newman Civic Fellows are recommended by college and university presidents to acknowledge motivation and ability in public leadership. 

Learn more...

  

 
2012 Do Something Awards
Deadline: March 1, 2012

The Do Something Awards (formerly the BR!CK Awards) identifies exceptional young social entrepreneurs, activists, and community leaders who have a significant social impact. The Do Something Award nominees and winners are the pivotal "do-ers" in their fields and causes. For this year's awards five finalists will be selected and rewarded with a $10,000 community grant, participation in the third Do Something Awards TV show on VH1, media coverage, and continued support from DoSomething.org. Of those five nominees, one will be selected to win the Grand Prize, a $100,000 grant, which will be announced during the broadcast.
Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship
Deadline: March 1, 2012 


The Skoll Foundation presents the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship each year to a select few social entrepreneurs who are solving the world's most pressing problems. The Skoll Award includes a core support grant to the organization, to be paid over three years, and a noncash award to the social entrepreneur presented at the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship every spring.

Learn more...

 

Everyday Young Hero Award

Deadline: Ongoing 
 

Awarded weekly to a young person from around the world who exemplifies an extraordinary commitment to service, the Everyday Young Hero Award program is open to youth ages 5-25. Nominations must come from a parent, teacher or other adult mentor. Winners are announced in the NSB, featured on YSA's website and showcased within its social media outlets. Everyday Young Heroes also receive a certificate, award and press release. 

Learn more...

 

 

Meet our Newest Staff Member
  

NC Campus Compact is pleased to welcome new Program Coordinator, Chad Fogleman.  Chad is overseeing the AmeriCorps*VISTA and Summer Associates programs. He also serves as media relations contact, supports Compact fundraising efforts, and assists in planning conferences and member meetings.

 

Chad is a graduate of two member institutions!  At Davidson College, Chad earned a B.A. in English, and received the Patricia Cornwell Prize for Writing.  He was a 3-year letter winner for Varsity Baseball.  He received a Master of Public Administration from the University of NC at Chapel Hill. 

 

Chad has worked at Brown University's Education Alliance conducting educational policy and practice research related to the academic success of diverse K-12 learners. He also served as a Program Officer at UNC Chapel Hill's Carolina Center for Public Service, and was a research assistant at the Institute of Government. 

 

Chad is a North Carolina native who grew up spending childhood summers on his grandfather's tobacco farm. He has lived abroad in Mexico and in Japan, where he taught English. He now lives with his wife and two sons, ages 9 and 6, in Greensboro, and enjoys coaching kids' sports teams every season, mountain biking, and reading.

 

We were pleased that Chad was able to be with us at the Tenth Year Anniversary Institute - what a way to start!  If you have not yet had the opportunity, please welcome Chad!  

Call for Proposals

 

The International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE)
September 23-25, 2012, Baltimore, MD

Proposal Deadline: March 30, 2012

Learn more...

 

Intercultural Strategies in Civic Engagement

2nd Annual Intercultural Horizons Conference

October 4-5, 2012, New York, NY

Proposal Deadline: March 31, 2012 

Learn more... 

   

Manuscripts Sought 

The University of Iowa Press is seeking manuscripts that examine projects using the arts and humanities to promote community building and civic change for a new book series, Humanities and Public Life, edited by Teresa Mangum (Obermann Center, University of Iowa) and Anne Valk (John Nicholas Brown Center, Brown University).  

Learn more...

  

Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research
Call for Faculty Mentors and Submissions
 

 This new journal is a refereed, multi-disciplinary, online undergraduate journal open to all undergraduate students in

  

Click here for detailed information about the journal.  

 

Faculty Mentors

The editorial team is seeking Faculty Mentors, scholar-teachers familiar with service learning and community-based research, are a crucial part of the journal's review process.  They seek faculty mentors in a wide range of disciplines.  

 

Call for Submissions 

The editorial team seeks submissions from undergraduates  in five categories:         

  • Reflective Essays
  • Analytical Essays
  • Research done for a community organization in the form given to that organization, accompanied by a short, reflective essay
  • Research Articles
  • Open Category
Submissions will be accepted from now through June 30, 2012.  

 

the U.S. and across the globe. The journal is dedicated to publishing the intellectual and reflective work by undergraduates on service learning, community-based research, and all related curriculum and/or research-based public community engagement activities. These go by many additional names, such as community-based learning, public scholarship, publicly-engaged learning/teaching, etc. The editorial team of Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research encourages undergraduates to pursue their own intellectual projects and to join the academic conversation.
NC Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA News

 

2012-2013 VISTA Host Site Application should be ready for you to access by next Friday, March 2! 

  

We are happy to welcome Anya Piotrowski as our newest NC Campus Compact AmeriCorps*VISTA! Anya will be based at UNC Greensboro's Office of Leadership and Service-Learning, but she will spend part of her time on-site at a key community partner, the Interactive Resource Center (IRC), Greensboro's day shelter for persons experiencing homelessness. Anya's work will strengthen UNCG's partnership with the IRC, helping build the agency's capacity to address issues related to food insecurity and economic opportunity. Anya just completed her M.A. in History at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She brings a range of service experience, including coordinating a National History Day competition for Wisconsin high schoolers and volunteering with her campus PEACE club while an undergrad at the University of Tampa. Welcome, Anya!

 

VISTAs and supervisors should submit a February timesheet by Friday, March 2.

 
Grants & Funding

 

Eli Segal Fellowship
Deadline: February 27, 2012
 

 

CNCS is seeking applications from former AmeriCorps members who are interested in serving as the 2012-2013 Eli Segal Fellow. The duties of the selected fellow will include working with the Director of AmeriCorps, program offices and closely with the CEO's office on projects that advance the national service field. The fellowship will last for a term of not more than 13 months beginning in July 2012 and includes a $27,000 salary, plus benefits. Eligible applicants for the fellowship include all AmeriCorps alums who served full-time in the past three years. 

Learn more...  

 

KaBOOM! Let's Play Maintenance Grants
 
Deadline: February 27, 2012 
 

 KaBOOM! will be awarding grants of $750 each to communities this year who wish to make their playgrounds cleaner, safer and more inviting. The Let's Play Spruce grants are designed to reward communities that have maintained and spruced their playspaces since their playground build. If you've done a "spruce up" project at your playground that involved volunteers in the last 6 months, you are eligible to apply. Alternatively, if you are a community that needs to refill the wood fiber playground surfacing at the playground, you can apply for  $750 to be used towards the purchase of the surfacing.   

Learn more...

 

Kids 'N Community Foundation
Deadline: March 2, 2012

The Kids 'N Community Foundation, an initiative of the Carolina Hurricanes, supports nonprofit organizations that provide youth programming for children throughout the state of North Carolina. The Foundation's funding categories include Education/Literacy and Health/Wellness for underserved populations. Organizations requesting funds must have a record of outstanding service in effectively and efficiently delivering programs that improve the lives of children in need.

 

 
September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance Grants
Deadline: March 13, 2012

The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance initiative grants range from approximately $50,000 to $150,000 are made to eligible organizations engaged in service activities that meet vital community needs and honor the sacrifice of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 or who rose in service as a result of that tragedy.  Available funds for the grant total approximately $500,000. CNCS expects to invest a significant amount of available funding to programs working on two focus areas -Disaster Services and/or Veterans and Military Families plus Capacity Building. Additionally, CNCS seeks applicants who engage youth, particularly disconnected youth, and where available, veterans and military families in service.  
      

 

KaBOOM! Let's Play Community Construction Grants
Deadline: March 16, 2012

 

Dr Pepper, Snapple & KaBOOM! are excited to offer $15,000 Let's Play Playground Construction Grants to qualifying organizations within the U.S. wishing to build brand new playgrounds using the KaBOOM! community-build model. Grantees will plan their project, and share best practices and challenges through the KaBOOM! website.

Learn more...

 

Special Olympics Project Unify Grants
 
Deadline: Rolling through May 31, 2012 
 

The goal of Project UNIFY is to activate youth around the country to develop school communities where all young people are agents of change - fostering respect, dignity, and advocacy with and for people with intellectual disabilities by utilizing the programs and initiatives of Special Olympics. To be eligible, you must be between the ages of 12 to 20, or a current undergraduate student in college. A Special Olympics North America program is required to be the main partner organization. Projects must demonstrate the core essence of service-learning. Budgets for projects can range from $100 to $5,000.  

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 Do Something Seed Grants

(Deadline - Ongoing, one grant awarded weekly)


These $500 grants are for youth-led (25 and under) project ideas and programs that are just getting started, or to jump-start a program. These grants can also be used towards projects that are already developed and sustainable, towards the next steps of a project and organization to help expand the project and increase impact.

 

Learn more

  

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