10th anniversary

Monday is the last chance to earn $100 for your campus!


Don't forget we are hosting a mock "office pool," in honor of March Madness. Each NC Campus Compact campus can submit one guess to the following two questions.  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 by noon on March 19, 2012. E-mail Julie Lawson, Please put "Campus Guess" in the subject line.

Become a VISTA Host Campus!
Has your campus recognized an urgent need in your community?
Do you have a key community partner to help tackle the issue?
Consider hosting an AmeriCorps*VISTA through NC Campus Compact!
Our VISTAs strengthen connections between a campus and community partner as they work to create, expand, or enhance projects that lift people out of poverty. Through their efforts, VISTAs build the capacity of agencies to address community needs.


For 2012-13, host site applicants will submit proposals that address needs in one or two focus areas: economic opportunity, education, healthy futures, and veterans & military families. VISTAs are full-time volunteers who serve at your site for one year. They receive a living stipend from the Corporation for National and Community Service, while host site pay an administrative fee and provide housing and/or meal support.


Click here for more info and to download application materials!

NC Campus Compact is Seeking a VISTA Leader
North Carolina Campus Compact seeks applicants for an AmeriCorps*VISTA Leader position. All applicants must have ONE YEAR PREVIOUS VISTA EXPERIENCE. The VISTA Leader will work with the NC Campus Compact Program Coordinator to manage all aspects of the Compact's AmeriCorps*VISTA program and provide leadership for a 20-member VISTA cohort. Compact VISTAs work in communities throughout North Carolina and Virginia to fight poverty by leveraging higher education resources.
Learn more here.
Service-Learning in Graduate Professional Education Webinar 

Wednesday, April 5, 2012

3:00pm - 4:30pm Eastern Time

Register at 



Are you interested in implementing a service learning curriculum in a graduate professional education setting?

This webinar will explore the challenges and opportunities involved in implementing service learning in a graduate professional education setting. We will discuss ways of overcoming challenges and tips for success. We will describe a few examples of existing curricula at UCSF, including learner and community partner perspectives.


The registration fee is $60.00 per login. Multiple people may participate in the webinar under one registration as long as they are using one computer.  While the registration fee is non-refundable, all registrants will have access to the webinar slides and materials.


For more information, contact John Hamerlinck at  or 320-308-4271.


Civic Engagement Opportunities


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.  Nominate a young person you know to be recognized as an Everyday Young Hero at     


State Farm Cause An Effect Grants
Deadline: March 20, 2012

Across the United States and Canada, State Farm is searching for people who want to Cause An Effect by bringing $25,000 to their communities. From February 29 through March 20, people can visit the Cause An Effect tab on the State Farm Facebook page  to submit a Cause and help build safer, stronger, better educated communities. The State FarmŽ Youth Advisory Board will accept 3,000 submissions, and will select 100 finalists. Then your votes will decide which 40 get a $25,000 grant to help Cause An Effect.   


Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award
Deadline: March 30, 2012
This Campus Compact national award recognizes one senior faculty member each year for exemplary engaged scholarship, including leadership in advancing students' civic learning, conducting community-based research, fostering reciprocal community partnerships, building institutional commitments to service-learning and civic engagement, and other means of enhancing higher education's contributions to the public good.
The award is named in honor of Thomas Ehrlich, former chair of the Campus Compact board of directors and president emeritus of Indiana University.


The award winner is granted $2,000. Nominations will be accepted from colleagues, community partners, college presidents, provosts, or through self-nomination. Learn more here.

International Center for Service-Learning in Teacher Education (ICSLTE) 2012 Service-Learning Awards
Deadline, March 31, 2012

Four awards for service-learning excellence in teacher education will be given.

Service-Learning Individual Educator Award ­ U.S.A.
Service-Learning Individual Educator Award ­ International
Service-Learning Program Award ­ U.S.A.
Service-Learning Program Award ­ International

Go to the ICSLTE website for
nomination packets and details about the awards:


White House Internship

Deadline: April 1, 2012

Applicants are currently being accepted for the White House Internship Program. Applicants will ssubmit two essays, a resume and two letters of recommendation for the incredible opportunity to work at the White House. Interns have the chance to attend meetings with government officials, research policy, staff and plan events, and draft memos. Learn more here.


2012 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty
Deadline:  April 27, 2012


Sponsored by the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE), the annual Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty recognizes a faculty member who is pre-tenure at tenure-granting campuses or early career (i.e., within the first six years) at campuses with long-term contracts and who connects his or her teaching, research, and service to community engagement.  Learn more here


National Education Startup Challenge
Deadline: May 1, 2012

Students from across the country are invited to submit a business plan and a video pitch for a for-profit or non-profit startup that includes an innovative strategy, product or service designed to address one of four challenges to educational success. If you are in 6th grade through postsecondary or an out-of-school youth, you are eligible to participate. Winning students will be celebrated by senior White House and Department of Education officials and may qualify for additional recognition opportunities.


State Farm Youth Advisory Board Grants

Deadline: May 4, 2012

The State Farm Youth Advisory Board is currently accepting applications for service-learning projects between $25,000 and $100,000 that are designed to create sustainable change in local communities across the United States and Canada. Applying organizations must be a public K-12, charter, or higher education institution; non-profit organizations are also eligible if they are able to demonstrate how they plan to impact student achievement within the public K-12 curriculum. Projects must address the root cause of the following issue areas: Access to Higher Education / Closing the Achievement Gap; Financial Literacy; Community Safety and Natural Disaster Preparedness; Social Health & Wellness Issues; and Environmental Responsibility.  

Member Campuses Receive Top Awards on 2012 Community Service Honor Roll!

Honor RollWe are so excited that 21 NC Campus Compact member campuses were named to the 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.  Congratulations to NC State University, one of only five institutions nationwide to receive the Presidential Award, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to community service! NC Central University was among only 14 institutions identified as finalists and Elon University and Elizabeth City State University were named with distinction.


See the complete list of North Carolina campuses here.


Apply to Attend Interfaith Leadership Institutes 

At the Intefaith Leadership Institute college students and their faculty or staff allies will experience powerful training, relationship building, and inspiration. Students learn to organize the Better Together campaign on campus to mobilize large numbers of students to engage in interfaith action; change campus by raising the volume on interfaith cooperation as a priority; and grow as interfaith leaders. Their staff and faculty allies support their students' learning and have the opportunity to plug into and learn from a national network of campus leaders who are committed to making interfaith cooperation a reality. 


The 2012 ILI's are in Chicago, IL (June 18-21) or Philadelphia, PA (July 16-19).


Applications are due by April 16th. (Or, make the Early Bird deadline:  Apply by March 26th, save $50, and receive a selection decision within two weeks.) Learn more at:

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