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North Carolina Campus Compact Digest                                                   August 2012

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In This Issue
CSNAP Conference
Civic Engagement Dates
NobleHour Webinar
Website Quick Links
One Day Service Events
Child Well-Being Rankings
Clinton Global Initiative
Election Project
MLK Day Mini-Grants
Film Competition
Awards & Contests
Call for Proposals
Job Openings in our Member Network
Grants & Funding

CSNAP Student Conference
November 2-3, 2012 @

UNC Wilmington
Register Today!


Registration is now open for this annual gathering of civic-minded students.  This year's keynote speaker is Paul Loeb, author and activist.


Friday night we will take a tour of EUE Screen Gems studio and host a mic night featuring civic-minded poetry and arts.


Throughout the conference we will screen the winning entries from the Film Short Documentary Film Competition.


Learn more... 



We are so  excited to welcome the newest cohort of NC Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTAs.  They continue the legacy of the nearly 150 volunteers who have served in our program since 2003.


We are especially excited about the community partner sites they will support as we shift to a new model where VISTAs are part-time on campus and part-time at a community partner site.


For exciting news and information about the VISTA program, visit the VISTA blog.

Thanks to 2nd year VISTA Sally Parlier (Durham Tech CC) for assisting Chad in maintaining the blog.



Morgan Boles, a Western Carolina University student participating in the ADVANCE AmeriCorps program, was recently featured in   The Dispatch, Davidson County's newspaper. She served with Communities in Schools of Lexington/Davidson County this summer. 


Upcoming National Civic Engagement Dates


September 2012
Hunger Action Month 


International Literacy Day
September 8

National Day of Service and Remembrance  September 11

Constitution Day
September 17

nternational Day of Peace
September 21 

National Voter Registration Day
September 25


NobleHour Service Tracking Program


Want to learn how NobleHour can help build and manage your volunteering and civic engagement initiatives? Register for this upcoming webinar!

Title: "Let's Discover NobleHour"
Date: Thursday, Aug 23, 2012
Time: 2pm - 3pm EDT
Cost: Free

In this demo, they'll demonstrate how you can:
  • Customize your own online community
  • Track hours for volunteering, internships, or paying jobs
  • Find and post events, opportunities, and news
  • Share content with your community

Register here. 

Website quick links:



Civic Engagement Jobs


National Civic Engagement Calendar



Does your campus facilitate a big service event at the start of the academic year (i.e. within the first two weeks)? 



Quick Poll

North Carolina Ranks 34th out of 50 States in Overall Child Well-being


According to the 23rd annual KIDS COUNT Data Book, NC landed in the middle of the pack in Health (26th) and Education (25th), but lagged behind in Economic Well-Being (35th) and Family & Community (36th).


Other state findings in the 2012 Data Book include:

  • One in four children in North Carolina (25 percent) lives in poverty.
  • In education, NC broke into the top 20 performing states in two indicators: fourth grade reading proficiency and eighth graders proficient in math.

Click here for the full report.

Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU)
Seeking Campus Reps  


Campus Representatives work with students, youth organizations, and the university community to build awareness of CGI U on their respective campuses. 


Campus Reps:

  • Conduct campus outreach to spread the word about CGI U and drive CGI U applications from your university
  • Organize recruitment events with interested students either on or around your own campus
  • Help CGI U applicants develop their Commitments to Action
  • Submit your own Commitment to Action to attend the CGI U Annual Meeting 

The deadline to apply is Monday, October 8, 2012.

Learn more... 

Campus Election  Engagement Project - NC


We are pleased to provide the following
opportunities through CEEP-NC.  Visit the website regularly for news and resources. 


Deadline: August 24, 2012


CEEP-NC will provide funding to member campuses to support:

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

For more details visit:  http://www.elon.edu/e-web/org/nccc/CEEPmini-grants.xhtml


"Best Practices for Getting out the Vote"
Monday, September 17, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.

During this webinar, NC Campus Compact will discuss best practices for getting out the vote specifically for colleges/universities. Participants are also encouraged to share ideas. Free, but pre-registration is required.




Contests - Chance to Win $200!


National Voter Registration Day NC Challenge  

National Voter Registration Day is September 25, 2012.  We are challenging NC Campus Compact member campuses to facilitate voter registration events between September 1 and September 25.  The  campus that registers the most students will win $200.


Participating campuses must register on the National Voter Registration Day site.  Once you've signed on you will list your events on their website.  They will provide information and resources to support your efforts. You will report your results by October 3rd and winners will be announced on October 17, 2012.


"Why Vote" Video Contest

Starting September 1st, we invite campuses to create testimonial videos from students about why voting matters that can be used to inspire other students to register.   We will award $200 to the campus with the best video, based on a public voting process. Stay posted to the CEEP-NC website for more details.


Faculty Feedback Needed


CEEP is gathing examples from faculty who've been weaving election-related issues into their classes, or who plan to. Please visit the link (or pass along to relevant faculty) http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ElectionCurricula

to provide us with examples that can be used to inspire other faculty.  

Contact Leslie Garvin, Associate Director, with any questions related to this initiative.

MLK Day of Service 2013  Mini-Grants
Deadline: September 1, 2012

NC Campus Compact is pleased to serve a second year as the Southern Cluster Region Lead for the MLKMLK small   Challenge through funding from Wisconsin Campus Compact. Institutions of higher education are eligible to apply for a mini-grant from the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Only collaboration grants will be accepted from Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia (states with a Campus Compact state office). A collaboration involves three or more campuses. Single institutions may apply in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Virginia.  


Available funding amounts:

$1500 Collaboration Grants for institutions in FL, TN, SC, WV and KY
$1100 Collaboration Grants for institutions in NC
$500 single institution grants for institutions in AL, GA, MS and VA.


Learn more...

Documentary Film Shorts 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). 

Awards & Contests 


Gladys Marinelli Coccia Award
Deadline: September 30th

Youth Service America is accepting nominations for this award recognizing two exceptional young people, ages 13 to 22, who are actively engaged in social entrepreneurship and in leading sustainable social change. Social entrepreneurs apply business practices to achieve positive social change and measure their success through their social impact.

Two honorees will be selected to receive $2,000 to support their social enterprise and receive resources and technical assistance from YSA. One of the two honorees will be selected from the Washington, D.C. or West Virginia region.


Learn more...

The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award 

Deadline: October 1st 


The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning; and who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others.


The award honors the work of K. Patricia Cross, Professor Emerita of Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley.   

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. 

Call for Proposals


Read.Write.Act 2012 Virtual Conference
November 1 - 3, 2012

Call for Conference Presenters & Virtual Posters
Deadline:  September 7th

The Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education (SCALE) is currently seeking proposals for presentations and virtual posters from interested parties.


SCALE is looking for individuals who are interested in presenting a session that is approximately 50 minutes long during the conference days.  Conference presenters will use Elluminate software for these presentations. SCALE will provide training and technical support. If you are interested in presenting,  please complete this form.


SCALE is also looking to include virtual posters. They invite undergraduate, graduate, and PhD students to create "virtual posters" that describe literacy programs they are involved in or communicate original research. If you are interested in creating a virtual poster, please complete this form.


24th Annual National Service-Learning ConferenceŽ
March 13 - 15, 2013, Denver, CO
Call for Proposals
Deadline: September 21st


The National Youth Leadership Council requests proposals for workshops and the service-learning showcase.   Workshops are the heart of the conference, providing professional development opportunities for youth and adults alike. The showcase highlights high-quality service-learning projects from across the country.


Learn more...  


CU Expo
June 12-15, 2013, Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada 

Call for Proposals 
Deadline: November 15th


CU Expo is the Canadian-led international conference on community-university partnerships. Below are the conference themes.


Engaging Transformation  

How can engagement between communities and universities lead to positive transformation and change?

This theme will investigate facilitating the transition to action. The theme asks, what is needed to support mobilizing communities for positive change?


Engaging Knowledge
How can communities and universities engage in teaching, research, and knowledge mobilization?



This theme will explore the engagement of communities and universities in the production, dissemination, validation and use of knowledge. It will identify and share good practices of community-engaged scholarship and its measurement and rewards.



Engaging Voices 
How do we broaden participation in transformation and knowledge creation?

This theme will explore tools such as deliberative dialogue, participatory communications and other approaches for engaging diverse voices to achieve a true democracy of knowledge.

Please note that Community-Campus Partnerships for Health members  will receive a 20% discount on CU Expo registration fees.  





Learn more...


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Outreach and Engagement Staff Network


Dr. Susan Harden of UNC Charlotte and Dr. Deborah Bailey of NC Central are part of a group across the nation working to create a nationwide community-of-practice for Outreach and Engagement Staff focused on professional development. Below are upcoming/ongoing opportunities.


Outreach & Engagement Staff Workshop (OESW)

9/30 & 10/1, Tuscaloosa, AL


This pre-conference workshop, connected to the National Outreach Scholarship Conference, is designed for university staff and non-tenure-track faculty who, in roles distinct from tenure-track faculty, facilitate and manage ongoing projects, programs, services research and relationships with community partners. These professionals span the boundaries between campus and community and have an emerging professional identity and a unique set of strengths and challenges that will be addressed in this workshop.


The theme this year is "Working Differently: New modes of outreach and engagement practice" with David Weerts, coauthor of research on outreach & engagement staff boundary-spanning roles, as our keynote speaker.  Major topics include staff roles, power & identity; evaluation; and institutional transformation related to outreach & engagement practice.  

PLEASE NOTE that when you register online, you must add the OESW preconference to your "cart" separately.


Learn more...


National Listserv

The Outreach and Community Engagement Staff Network is an inter-campus community of practice for practitioners of the art and science of community-university partnerships.  Sponsored by the Engagement Scholarship Consortium, the listserv's purpose is to support and develop the emerging professional identity of OCE Staff; facilitate learning and professional development; connect staff for information & resource sharing, consultation, collaboration, technical assistance and problem solving; and to share best and emerging practices.  



To join the listserv, follow the instructions here.



For more information, contact Susan Harden at sharden@uncc.edu. 

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

October 10-11, 2012 @ Elon University


Registration is now open for this gathering of campuses committed to impacting hunger in North Carolina and across the globe. We welcome campus teams who are committed to thinking deeply about how your campus might prioritize and impact hunger-related issues.


Sponsored by Stop Hunger Now, Center for Student Leadership, Ethics and Public Service (NC State) and NC Campus Compact.


Learn more...

Grants & Funding 


MTV Staying Alive Foundation Grants
Deadline: August 24th
These grants are to be awarded to young people ages 15-27 all over the world fighting HIV in their local communities. Grants of up to $12,000 are awarded to grassroots youth-led organizations for 12-month projects that educate or give out responsible and accurate information about HIV/AIDS targeted at young people in their communities, eliminate or alleviate the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS, encourage young people to take concrete action to protect themselves from HIV infection, demonstrate innovation and creativity in their activities, and reflect and honor the culture in which the project operates. In addition to the financial award, grantees receive an additional $500 to buy technical media equipment that benefits their project, a local mentor, a personal grant manager, and training and development. 
UnitedHealth HEROES Service-Learning Grants

(Accepting Applications: Sept. 4 - Oct. 15)


YSA and UnitedHealthcare are inviting schools and other community-based nonprofit organizations to Step into Service by applying for UnitedHealth HEROES grants.  Grants of up to $1,000 are available for youth-led service-learning projects which aim to combat childhood obesity through walking, running or hiking programs. 


YSA will hold webinars to help applicants through the application process and answer all of their questions. The first webinar will be September 13th at 3:00pm Eastern -  Sign up here.


Learn more...


The Fledgling Fund
(Deadline: September 17) 

The Fledgling Fund seeks to improve the lives of vulnerable individuals, families, and communities by supporting innovative media projects that target entrenched social problems. The Fund's creative media initiative provides grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. for film and other media projects that engage key audiences in efforts to affect positive social change.

Grants typically fall in the following broad areas: Environmental Justice, Girls' Empowerment and Women's Leadership, Health and Wellness, Economic Justice and Systemic Poverty, Educational Experiences, and the Justice System. The deadline for letters of inquiry is September 17th and applications will be due on November 14th. 


Learn more...



American Honda Foundation Grants
(Deadline: November 1st)


The American Honda Foundation is supporting broad, innovative and forward-thinking projects that meet the needs of youth, especially minority students. The Foundation is awarding grants of $20,000 to $75,000 for projects that emphasize youth education, specifically in the areas of STEM, the environment, job training, and literacy. 


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...