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North Carolina Campus Compact Digest                                                   June 2012

Thank you to all the campuses who renewed membership for another year!  We look forward to our continued partnership.
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In This Issue
Fall Network Meetings
Meauring Community Impact Team
Warren Wilson Student to be Published in Journal
Network Created for Co-Curricular Service Administrators
Join the One Million New Jobs Campaign to Expand National Service
Website Quick Links
Change Inc. Social Entrepreneurship Toolkit
Annual Student Conference has New Name!
Campus Election Engagement Project Survey
Documentary Film Shorts Competition
President's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge
Awards & Contests
Call for Proposals
Job Openings in our Member Network
Grants & Funding

 Fall Network Meetings


Join the NC Campus Compact network for our fall 2012 meetings. The meetings include a morning professional development session followed by lunch and the NC Campus Compact business meeting.


(10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

July 31st - Triad region(Bennett College - tentative)

August 1st - Triangle/Eastern region (Fayetteville State University) 

August 2nd - Western region (Western Piedmont Community College)
August 3rd - Charlotte region (Central Piedmont Community College)


Stay for NC Campus Compact Orientation

(2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.) for those just starting to work with our network.  


Stay posted to the Network Meeting website for more info. 

Measuring Community Impact Team

Thanks to all who attended the recent CEAC's  "Measuring and Monitoring Civic Engagement" featuring Dr. Barbara Holland. NC Campus Compact has formed a Measuring Community Impact team to continue supporting campuses in their assessment efforts.
We invite you to visit the newly created website containing measuring and monitoring resources.  Access the new website here.
Warren Wilson Student to be Published in Journal

A submission by Freesia McKee, Warren Wilson College student, has been accepted for publication in the Undergraduate Journal of Service-Learning and Community-Based Research. This is a new, refereed, multidisciplinary, online journal that invites undergraduates to pursue their own intellectual projects and join the academic conversation on service learning and community-based research.


A May 2012 graduate, Freesia submitted her reflection on her Service-Learning course, Cultural Psychology, and their work with the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. 

Network Created for Co-Curricular Service Administrators


During the Administrators Track of the recent IMPACT National Conference, a number of administrators expressed that while they found a number of opportunities to discuss service-learning, it was more difficult to find opportunities to discuss and network about ways to strengthen community service. In response, a new network has been created on LinkedIn for administrators responsible for or interested in engaging college students in co-curricular community service.


Anyone is welcome to join here.

Join the "One Million New Jobs" Campaign to Expand National Service


ServeNext and Our Time recently launched the One Million New Jobs Campaign urging  candidates and members of Congress to expand national service.   

Lend your support here.

Website quick links:



Civic Engagement Jobs


National Civic Engagement Calendar

Change Inc. Social Entrepreneurship Toolkit


The Public Policy Forum in conjunction with TakingITGlobal just released a new toolkit that uses existing research and program frameworks to illustrate social enterprise basics, the economic value of social enterprises, and social enterprise incubators. It provides key ideas and lessons, as well as first hand experiences from young social entrepreneurs, in order to help potential ones address issues ranging from environmental sustainability, to youth enfranchisement. In addition, the toolkit showcases and highlights opportunities, challenges, trends, and further work in social entrepreneurship. Access the report at http://bit.ly/MrjZxg     

Newest Edition of the Community Works Journal is Available
The Community Works Journal, published by the Community Works Institute since 1995, supports teaching practices that build community. The Journal features essays and reflections along with curriculum overviews that highlight the importance of place, service, and sustainability to a relevant and meaningful education.



Annual Student Conference has New Name 


We are pleased to announce that, after 20 years, the NC Campus Compact Student Conference has an official name! This conference is our primary yearly effort to encourage student leadership in promoting campus-community engagement.

Thanks to all who entered the naming contest! Congratulations to Neil Hoefs, NC Campus Compact  AmeriCorps VISTA (2nd year) at Duke University, who helped generate the winning name! He wins a

free registration ($60 value) to the 2012 conference at UNC Wilmington in November. 


And the winning name is.....(CSNAP)  Citizenship, Service, Networking and Partnerships Conference  We feel this captures wonderfully the focus and spirit of this gathering.  Thanks, Neil!   

Campus Election Engagement Project Survevote buttony


NC Campus Compact received funding to support student engagement in the November 2012 election.  We need your help!  Please complete  this quick survey to help us determine the most effective support we can provide campuses.


Documentary Film Shorts Competition  


NC Campus Compact is pleased to announce a documentary film competition.

Students currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs at NC Campus Compact institutions are invited to submit a 5 to 20 minute documentary short depicting the powerful stories of how students, programs and initiatives on your campus are making a difference - in students' lives as well as in the community. In addition to highlighting the incredible civic engagement work being carried out in higher education, the films should inspire others to get involved.


The top films will become a primary component of the
2012 CSNAP Conference in Wilmington, NC. Home of EUE/Screen Gems - the largest studio outside of California, and one of the competition's sponsors - Wilmington is the ideal location to premiere the films created!

Deadline June 25th to Participate in the President's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge


In the fall of 2011 the White House launched the President's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge, an initiative inviting institutions of higher education to commit to a year of interfaith and community service programming. 270 colleges, universities, community colleges and graduate theological schools participated in the first year including ten from North Carolina.


The deadline to apply to participate in the 2012-13 program year is June 25, 2012. This is open to all institutions of higher education in the United States.  If your campus would like to participate, you must complete the Participation Form at this link:  http://www2.ed.gov/about/inits/list/fbci/campus-challenge.html.


On July 9-10, 2012 campuses can send delegations of up to five to a year-end celebration and launch of the 2012/13 Challenge. Held at Howard University in Washington, DC, the event will feature workshops and plenary sessions to help institutions build on or establish new interfaith/community service initiatives. To see an agenda for this event, follow this link: http://www2.ed.gov/about/inits/list/fbci/2012-pifcscc-agenda.pdf


To register to attend the 2012 national gathering, click here.


The main website for this initiative is: http://www2.ed.gov/about/inits/list/fbci/campus-challenge.html


Additional resources are available here: http://www.ifyc.org/presidents-challenge

Awards & Contests 


Cast your Vote for North Carolina!
Deadline: June 29


Mobilize.org recently hosted a competition soliciting ideas from Millenials for increasing civic engagement on their campus, in their community or online. The only eligible states were California, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. There were 10 wonderful submissions from North Carolina. 


Voting is now underway so we invite you to check out the Millennial-led project ideas from North Carolina  and cast your vote at http://mobilize-nc.maker.good.is/projects by June 29, 2012.  Please note that you will need to set up an account to vote.


The project with the most votes in each state wins an all expense paid trip to Charlotte, NC, a $500 starter fund for their project and the chance to win a share of $25,000 during the Millenial Civic Engagement Summit Award Competition.  In addition, up to 3 more groups/individuals from each state will be invited to participate in the MCE Summit. 


The Harris Wofford Awards
Deadline: July 22, 2012


Presented by Youth Service America and sponsored by State Farm, this award was established in 2002 to honor former Senator Harris Wofford. The Harris Wofford Youth Award will be given to a young person (ages 5 -25) who is a legal resident of the U.S. who demonstrates exemplary commitment and action to involve his or her peers in service, youth voice, service-learning, or civic engagement activities. The recipient will receive a $500 award for him/herself and $500 to give to a nonprofit of his or her choice to support program activities as well as travel to the Youth Service Institute. 


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...

Call for Proposals


Lessons from the Field: Weaving Community-Engaged Learning and Peer Advocacy into Developmental Education
Call for Articles - Deadline:  July 1


For this web-based publication, Campus Compact - Connect2Complete (C2C) and the Community College National Center for Community Engagement (CCNCCE) seek to encourage academic research and discussion that bridges the fields of developmental education, community-engaged learning, peer advocacy and mentoring.

This publication will offer best practices, models, lessons learned, and research from community college and university faculty and staff. Articles will address persistence, student success and completion by working directly with developmental education students and programs that have intentionally incorporated community-engaged learning and/or peer advocacy and mentoring as a means to succeed. 

While they encourage submissions from all Connect2Complete colleges, they also hope to publish articles from other colleges to showcase their thriving developmental education programs.


PRISM: A Journal of Regional Engagement 

Call for Papers - Deadline: July 31

PRISM is inviting papers for Vol. 1 No. 2 which will be a non-themed Fall issue. While this call is for the Fall issue, they will take submissions for future issues as well. To submit your manuscript, please visit the website and follow the directions: 




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Who's New?

Please tell us about turnover in your civic engagement staff so we can connect them to this important work. Send Leslie an email with name and contact information and we will add new staff to our contact list.

Grants & Funding



Generations United Youth Jumpstart Grants
Deadline: June 30 

Generations United and MetLife Foundation are pleased to announce the 2012 Youth Jumpstart Grants designed to promote intergenerational solutions to societal challenges and build stronger communities. Technical assistance and grants of $1,000 will be awarded to youth and organizations interested in developing youth-led intergenerational programs in their communities. This year, the priority will be funding programs addressing hunger and nutrition.   


Best Buy Community Grants
July 1

Through the Community Grants program, Best Buy teams across the United States select non-profit organizations that give teens access to opportunities through technology to help them excel in school and develop 21st century skills. Grant amounts will average $4,000 - $6,000 and will not exceed $10,000. Best Buy seeks applications from 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations and public agencies that have tax-exempt status. Location must be with 50 miles of a Best Buy store or other Best Buy center of operations (e.g., corporate headquarters) to allow for Best Buy employee volunteers.
Environmental Solutions for Communities Grant Program
Deadline: July 2

Wells Fargo and the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation seek to promote sustainable communities through Environmental Solutions for Communities by supporting projects that link economic development and community well-being to the stewardship and health of the environment. Eligible applicants include: non-profit 501(c) organizations; state, tribal, provincial and local governments; and educational institutions working in states and communities where Wells Fargo operates. Grant awards will typically range from $25,000 to $250,000.  


Home Depot Community Impact Grants

Deadline: August 13


Grants, up to $5,000, are available to registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, public schools, or tax-exempt public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their community.  Grants are given in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services. More competitive grant proposals will specifically identify projects for veterans and will include housing repairs, modifications, and weatherization work.


Learn more... 

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