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DIGEST - April 25, 2012

Due to the urgency of some of these updates, we are sending a concise version of the Digest this month.  Stay tuned for a more comprehensive version in May.
In This Issue
Registration - CEAC
Recruiting VISTAs
Name the Student Conference
Promote Your Summer Engagement Efforts
White House Young America Series @ NC Central
Training Opportunities
Registration is Now Open for the 2012 CEAC:  Measuring and Monitoring Civic Engagement

Register HERE for the 2012 Civic Engagement Administrator Conference.


We are pleased to be partnering with ECU's new Office of Public Service and Community Relations to bring Dr. Barbara Holland to NC! This event is designed for higher education civic engagement practitioners and those who can help implement civic engagement assessment strategies. Choose the location that is best for you and bring a team: CEA, IR, student and academic affairs, and economic development or extension folks working in the community.

Monday, June 11 (9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.) at East Carolina University, Greenville

Wednesday, June 13 (9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.) at Queens University of Charlotte


Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.


Agenda for the Day
(the same information is covered both days)

  • Overview of measuring and monitoring practices
  • Clarifying your purposes for measuring and monitoring
  • Identifying target audiences, uses of data, and desired outcomes
  • Understanding the difference and links between measuring and monitoring
  • Developing measurable indicators
  • Exploring strategies for design and data collection
  • The pros/cons of various data collection methods and existing tools
  • Building support and involvement of community, students, faculty
  • Next steps . . .
  • NC Campus Compact update/closing session 

Visit the CEAC website for more details.

Help Us Recruit VISTAs!
Compact Colleagues:  Please share this opportunity with your graduating seniors (and grad students...) 

Fight Poverty with the Power of Higher Education! Become an NC Campus Compact VISTA


AmeriCorps*VISTA is a national service program that lets citizens commit a year of service to help non-profit agencies better serve low-income people. NC Campus Compact VISTAs advance higher education's mission of civic engagement and the VISTA mission of fighting poverty by bringing campus resources to support community partners serving people in need. Our VISTA projects focus on areas such as education, economic opportunity, healthy futures, and veterans. VISTAs work full-time and receive a monthly living stipend and health benefits and are eligible for a $5500 education award upon completion of their service year. You must have a Bachelor's degree to apply.


The link to AmeriCorps online application is:


Questions?  Contact Chad Fogleman (336) 278-7197

Name the Annual Student Conference!


Since 1992, the Student Conference has been NC Campus Compact's primary yearly effort to encourage student leadership in promoting campus-community engagement. Featuring student-led workshops, noted state experts, national leaders, Community Impact Student Awards, and hands-on service, the conference rotates amongst NC Campus Compact member campuses.


We need a name! Inspired by neighboring Virginia's "Active Citizens" conference, we realize it is time to give this significant, annual event a name that encapsulates its purpose.


Do you have a suggestion? Enter your idea before May 25, and win a free registration to the 2012 Student Conference at UNC-Wilmington! Be creative! Help us identify a name that will carry us into our next decade of gatherings! The winning name will be announced at the Civic Engagement Administrator Conference in June.  Good luck and thank you for your ideas.  Please share this opportunity broadly.


Follow this link to submit your idea.

Promote Your Summer Engagement Efforts!

We are highlighting your summer programs serving the community in this year's annual Engager newsletter.  Don't miss out!  Send a paragraph and photo by May 4 to Lisa in order to be included.  Share about summer reading programs, Freedom School, community gardens, college access and success . . . the more diverse and innovative your program, the better!  Help us tell the story of higher education summer community engagement across the state. 


Recipients of the Engager include our state and U.S. senators and representatives, your presidents and chancellors, and colleagues across the nation. Not only will your stories inspire readers, but you can share about your campus' impact in North Carolina!


White House Young America Series @ NC Central on April 30th 
On April 30, 2012, as part of their Young America Series, the White House is hosting a regional conference to connect Obama Administration officials with young community, civic, non-profit and business leaders to discuss issues critical to young Americans and identify solutions to meet the challenges of the 21st century. The event is from 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Main Lobby of the Alfonso Elder Student Union at NC Central University.
The event is free of charge and open to any young people between the ages of 18 and 35, but pre-event registration is required as space is limited.  Please RSVP to with "White House at NCCU" in the subject line.
Civic Engagement Training Opportunities in North Carolina


Plan now to participate in upcoming trainings and professional development!



Inaugural Statewide Service-Learning Summit
May 2012


NC Campus Compact is pleased to be a member of the newly formed K-16 statewide NC Service-Learning Coalition, convened by Communities in Schools of North Carolina.  Please join us for this exciting event which will include service-learning leaders and practitioners from throughout the state.  There is a track for higher-education and it's FREE! 


Service-Learning Showcase and Networking

Friday, May 11 (6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

International Civil Rights Museum, Greensboro, NC


Service-Learning Summit

Saturday, May 12 (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Register here today!  The registration deadline is May 4, 2012.


Fall Network Meetings  

(formerly "regional" meetings)

August 2012


Join the NC Campus Compact network for our fall regional meetings.  Let Leslie know if you would like to host the meeting in your area.  The meeting will include a morning professional development session followed by lunch and the NC Campus Compact business meeting.


Save the Date!!! (10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)


August 2- Western region (location TBD)

August 3- Charlotte region (Central Piedmont Community College)

August 9 - Triad region (location TBD)
August 10 - Eastern/Triangle (location TBD)

Stay posted to the Network Meeting website for more details.  


Service-Learning Conference

October 2012


NC Campus Compact is pleased to partner with the Institute for Public Engagement at Wake Forest University to host a service-learning conference on October 4 - 5 at Wake Forest. More details to follow.  


Annual Student Conference

November 2012


Join us at UNC Wilmington on November 3, for the annual student conference.  This year's conference will focus on political and civic responsibility.  Paul Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen will be our keynote speaker.  Learn more about Paul here.


Civic Engagement Resources


Campus Vote Project Toolkit: A Guide to Increasing Student Voter Access   


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      



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.  


Home Depot Community Impact Grants Program
Deadline:  August 13, 2012


The Home Depot Community Impact Grants Program provides support to nonprofit organizations, public schools, and public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their communities. Proposals for the following community improvement activities will be considered: repairs, refurbishments, and modifications to low-income and/or transitional veteran's housing or community facilities (schools, community centers, senior centers, etc.); weatherizing or increasing energy efficiency of low-income and/or transitional veteran's housing or community facilities; and planting trees or community gardens and/or landscaping community facilities that serve veterans. Priority is given to projects that help veterans stay in their homes comfortably. Grants of up to $5,000 are made in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services.  Visit the Home Depot website to submit an online application.



New Social Citizens Website Launches

Are you a fearless, young, next generation leader who is adopting new technologies, fostering transparency, and developing new tools to create change in exciting and fresh ways? Check out the Case Foundation's updated website! The new website goes well beyond the original blog and reflects the evolution of Social Citizens. The site features design elements inspired by the newly updated Social Citizens logo; custom features specially created to foster engagement and conversation; a spotlight on our extraordinary Social Citizens Ambassadors; and much more.





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