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 NC Campus Compact Grant Opportunities

Campus Election Engagement Project - NC


Through the CEEP-NC initiative NC Campus Compact will provide funding to member campuses to support:

  1. Collaboration -supporting proposed campus-wide coordinated effort that involves students, faculty, staff and community partners ($500)
  2. Awareness/Engagement Event  - supporting costs related to events that engage people in the election or raise awareness about election issues ($200)
  3. Transportation - supporting costs related to transporting students and/or community members to and from the polls on Election Day ($100)

For more details visit: 


Deadline to apply - August 24, 2012


MLK smallMLK Day of Service 2013 Mini-Grants


For the fifth year, NC Campus Compact is providing funding to support the Marthin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. This year, however, the grants will only support collaborative efforts involving three or more campuses.  Learn more here

Deadline to apply - September 1, 2012


Questions?  Contact Leslie Garvin at

Campus Election Engagement Project - NC
Upcoming Webinars

Election 2012: North Carolina Campus Vote Project Training

August 10, 2012 @ 10:00 a.m.

Facilitated by the Fair Elections Legal Network (FELN)


The Fair Elections Legal Network (FELN) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing barriers to voting for traditionally underrepresented communities. Campus Vote Project (CVP) is a campaign dedicated specifically to helping college campuses identify and overcome the barriers to registration and voting that disproportionately affect students.


Dan Vicuna, FELN staff attorney and CVP coordinator, will present a webinar describing best practices for getting more college students involved in the political process. The webinar will also describe areas of North Carolina election law that administrators should be aware of when planning student voting activities this year.

Fair Elections Legal Network:

Campus Vote Project:


Register here:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.



CEEP-NC Mini-Grant Program
August 16, 2012 @ 11:00 a.m.


This webinar is designed for potential mini-grant applicants. NC Campus Compact will provide an overview of the mini-grant program and specific funding categories and answer any questions related to the application. After registering, you will receive an email with access information.

Register here:


For additional election-related resources visit: 


Questions?  Contact Leslie Garvin.  

Partnerships Summer Issue Released!




The summer issue of NC Campus Compact's online journal, Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, was just released online.


Partnerships recognizes that successful engaged learning depends on effective partnerships between students, faculty, community agencies, administrators, disciplines, and more. The articles in this peer-reviewed journal focus on how theories and practices can inform and improve such partnerships, connections, and collaborations. Studies co-authored by faculty, students, and/or community partners; or examining practices across disciplines or campuses; or exploring international networks are all encouraged.


With this issue we welcome new editor Dr. Spoma Jovanovic, Associate Professor in Communication Studies (Community, Ethics and Social Change) at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro (UNCG). Spoma received NC Campus Compact's 2012 Robert L. Sigmon Service-Learning Award for her commitment to integrating service-learning into the curriculum, training other faculty in service-learning, and sustaining service that has impacted her community and profession.  Spoma will pursue the journal's vision and engage increasing numbers of faculty and leaders in developing the journal.


UNCG also now serves as web host for Partnerships thanks to the technical team headed by Stephen Dew.  Many thanks to Appalachian State University and Dr. Norman Clark for hosting the journal since it began.

Documentary Film Shorts Competition


We are challenging students at member campuses to create a 5-20 minute documentary short that tells a story of students, faculty or staff making deep community impact through their engagement. Two winning entries will be featured at the Compact's November 2-3, 2012, CSNAP student conferenceto be held at UNC Wilmington. Sponsored in part by EUE Screen Gems, reviewers include outstanding documentary producers and professors in North Carolina.


We ask your assistance in recruiting your students to submit their entries by October 8.  Not only will students have opportunity to demonstrate their skill, but they will be able to help tell the story of your campus' community engagement, providing your campus with a promotional piece that can garner greater support for that work.


Prizes include $1,000 in two categories - undergraduate and graduate submissions - as well as a free conference registration, and conversation with the reviewer.  Three additional films will each have the chance to be selected as the "People's Pick" award winner.


ALL undergraduate and graduate students at member campuses are invited to apply - they do not have to be film students! For more information, review the website


Questions? Contact Lisa Keyne at

NC Campuses Against Hunger:  A Call to Action to End Hunger in Our Lifetime

October 10-11, 2012 at Elon University, Elon, NC


Stop Hunger Now , NC State's  Center for Student Leadership, Ethics & Public Service, and NC Campus Compact invite North Carolina higher education institutions committed to impacting hunger to gather for 2 days of learning, resourcing and inspiration.  Working together, we hope we can use individual and collective strengths and resources of North Carolina campuses to address the systemic causes of hunger.  Campuses will be challenged to consider single initiatives or a full campus approach to alleviate hunger (e.g., research, teaching, engagement, common reading) - leave with a plan!


Identify a team of up to 10 that will commit to thinking deeply about how your campus might prioritize the addressing of hunger-related issues, inviting other campus and community members into strategies and tasks that will make a deep impact. Teams could include administrators, faculty, staff, students and community partners that can influence and build support back home.


Registration opens August 15, 2012.


Stay posted to the Summit website for more information:  

Congratulations and Good Luck to our 2011-12 VISTAs!


NC Campus Compact congratulates the 2011-12 AmeriCorps*VISTA members who are completing their year of service this summer.


In June, NC Campus Compact hosted celebratory banquets in Greenville and Charlotte to recognize our VISTAs and their campus supervisors for a successful year. Many are moving on to new positions in non-profit or higher education organizations or returning to school for a graduate degree. Several have chosen to return for another year of VISTA service. Please join us in wishing them all the best!


Thanks to our 2011-2012 VISTA MEMBERS for their year(s) of service!

Returning VISTAs are designated by (R). 

  • Saarah  Abdul-Rauf, Lenoir-Rhyne University (R)
  • Sara Acosta, Campbell University (completed 2 years)
  • Chelsey Bennett, East Carolina University
  • Abby Burkland, Queens University of Charlotte
  • Brittany Corn, UNC Chapel Hill
  • Derald "Banjo"  Dryman, Western Carolina University (completed 2 years)(R)
  • Victoria Gonzalez, UNC Charlotte (completed 3 years)
  • Kayla Hastrup, Virginia Tech
  • Neil Hoefs, Duke University (completd 2 years)
  • Dan Nemes, Virginia Tech
  • Sally Parlier, Durham Technical Community College (R)
  • Pamela  Pate, UNC Charlotte (R)
  • Soula Pefkaros,Mary Baldwin College
  • Mariel Steinbeiser, Wake Technical Community College
  • Der Vang, Brevard College

2011-12 VISTAs By the Numbers 


Volunteers mobilized = 14,600

Hours performed by volunteers = 70,500


In-kind donations = nearly $60,000


Grant/Cash raised = $38,696


While these impressive numbers suggest the breadth of our VISTA's impact, they do not capture the deep, local changes VISTAs effect on a campus, in a community, and in the lives of engaged students.  



Data reported between August 2011 and April 2012 


November 2 -3, 2012 @ UNC Wilmington


Mark your calendar for the 2012 CSNAP (Citizenship, Service, Networking and Partnerships) Conference!  This annual student conference convenes civically minded student leaders for learning, sharing and networking.   Stay posted to the CSNAP website for details. 


Our keynote speaker is Paul Loeb, author and social and political activist.     

General Funding Opportunities

Veterans Upward Bound Program (DOE)

Department of Education announces funds to support projects designed to prepare, motivate, and assist military veterans in the development of academic and other skills necessary to be accepted into and succeed in a program of postsecondary education.

Eligibility: City or township governments, county governments, independent school districts, special district governments, public and state controlled institutions of higher education, private institutions of higher education and community-based organizations


Deadline: 8/9/2012


Funds: $10,124,058 is available for 34 awards.


Contact: Kenneth Foushee at (202) 502-7600 or



Please go to  for further information.


Grant ID: GD4673


Job Opportunities in our Network


Director of Service-Learning, Appalachian State University


Community Service Coordinator, Greensboro College


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