NC Campus Compact Grant Opportunities
Deadlines Extended!

Campus Election Engagement Project - NC
Deadline: September 5th


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:  


MLK smallMLK Day of Service 2013 Mini-Grants
Deadline: September 14th


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


Questions?  Contact Leslie Garvin at

Campus Election Engagement Project - NC



"Best Practices for Getting Out the Vote" webinar
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. 


Your Voice, Your Choice Video Contest
Chance to win $200  


NC Campus Compact is pleased to partner with the NC Center for Voter Education to support the Your Voice, Your Choice video contest.


We are seeking 30-second videos on the importance of voting (Be creative!). To enter upload your video to a video-sharing site like YouTube or Vimeo and email the link to Videos should express the importance of voting. They must be NONPARTISAN -- they cannot support or attack any political party or candidate.   Also, videos must not use any copyright-protected materials. If you didn't create the music or image yourself, please don't use it in your video.

Deadline: October 15, 2012    


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Campus Vote Project Fellow

The Fair Elections Legal Network is looking for energetic young leaders who are ready to make a difference on their college campuses this election cycle by becoming a Campus Vote Project fellow!

Campus Vote Project is a campaign designed to empower college students and administrators with the tools they need to break down barriers to voting that disproportionately affect college students.

 Campus Vote Project fellows will be essential to implementing programs on college campuses that break down barriers to voting for students. This is an unpaid fellowship, but fellows may also be eligible to become Andrew Goodman Foundation ambassadors 

and earn a $300 stipend. Fellows will be responsible for the following tasks from now until the election for approximately 10 hours per week:  

  • Organize, organize, organize: Recruit campus organizations and coordinate their election awareness, voter registration, and "get-out-the-vote" efforts.
  • Determine a plan of action: Work with students to determine which programs and reforms should be implemented on your campus based on the Campus Vote Project toolkit.
  • Bring administrators on board: Coordinate the implementation of student voter programs with college administrators.
  • Empower students with the resources they need: Be the primary liaison between students working on student voting and the Fair Elections Legal Network so we can provide them with the support they need.  

National Voter Registration Day NC Challenge - Win $200


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.  We will give a $200 cash prize to the campus that registers the most students.  The funds can be used to support additional election-related activities or to support ongoing civic engagement efforts. 

If your campus would like to participate, you 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.  Be sure to track the number of folks your register!   You will report your results by October 3, 2012.   Winners will be announced on October 17, 2012. 

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Questions? Contact Leslie Garvin


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
Registration is Now Open!

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!


Registration closes September 24th.  Register here.


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2012 CSNAP - Registration is Now Open!


November 2 -3, 2012 @ UNC Wilmington


Registration is open 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.  


Register here.    

General Resources/Info

Up to Us Campus Competition
Deadline:  September 16th 


The Up to Us campus competition is a joint effort between CGI U, Net Impact, and the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.  This year-long competition helps students at colleges and universities across the country to educate their peers and inspire collective action around America's long-term fiscal and economic challenges.

Over the course of the 2012-13 academic year, student teams will design and run thought-provoking, fun, and impactful campaigns around the effects of rising federal debt on economic opportunity and investment in the future. The winning team will be announced at CGI U 2013 and recognized by President Clinton. The team will also receive a $10,000 cash prize, along with training, resources, and guidance from high-profile leaders from both the public and private sectors.

To learn more and apply, visit the competition's website at: 

Go Orange for No Kid Hungry Essay Contest
Deadline: September 24th 


Go Orange for No Kid Hungry is a national effort to raise awareness about the 1 in 5 kids who face hunger every day.  Kids under the age of 21 are invited to participate in the Go Orange for No Kid Hungry essay contest.  Participants can win $500 just by answering one simple question: Why is ending childhood hunger in America important to you?  Prizes will be awarded to the top three essays in two age categories: under the age of 15 and ages of 15-21.



Youth Wanted for the State Farm Youth Advisory Board
Deadline: October 1st


Applications are now available for new Board members for the State Farm Youth Advisory Board (YAB).  The Board is composed of  30 youth, aged 17-20.  The board is charged with managing and distributing $5 million per year in philanthropic funding.


Learn more and apply at:


North Carolina's 6th annual Campout! Carolina

October 12-14, 2012  


Register now to take part in EarthShare's Campout! Carolina, an annual event that encourages individuals and community groups across the state to show their support for a healthy environment by camping out in their backyard or favorite camping site.  

REI and Shakori Hills are adding to the fun by donating some great PRIZES. Register now to be included in the drawing for a REI Kingdom 6 Tent and a pair of tickets to the Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance!


Learn more here.


Deadline:  October 14th
The Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Verizon Communications, is focused on using technology to solve critical social issues in the areas of education, healthcare, and sustainability. The Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States that address one of the following funding priorities: increasing student interest and achievement in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM); preventing domestic violence and helping victims gain independence; improving healthcare through innovative technology-based programs; fostering smart energy practices; and inspiring good environmental citizens among schools and communities.


The average grant size ranges from $5,000 to $10,000. Learn more here


Youth Service America: UnitedHealth HEROES Service-Learning Grants
Deadline: October 15th 




Funded projects should launch on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service (January 21, 2013) and end on Global Youth Service Day (April 26-28, 2013). The application process will open on September 4, 2012.




UnitedHealth HEROES Service-Learning Grants, administered by Youth Service America, provide support to schools and other community-based nonprofit organizations for service-learning projects that take place throughout the U.S. 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.Learn more here.




Educating Globally Competent Citizens: A Toolkit  


The American Democracy Project's Global Engagement Scholars have produced the 2nd edition of their Educating Globally Competent Citizens: A Toolkit. Edited by Steven Elliott-Gower (Georgia College), Dennis Falk (University of Minnesota Duluth) and Martin Shapiro (California State University, Fresno), this toolkit is a guide for faculty and staff who want to educate globally competent citizens using CSIS's 7 Revolutions Framework. The toolkit is a companion guide to AASCU's Global Challenges: Promise and Peril in the 21st Century national blended-learning course.



The Toolkit is available for purchase in the AASCU bookstore here($20 for AASCU members; $25 for non-members).  


Connecting Service Learning to the Curriculum:
A Workbook for Teachers and Administrators


Community Works Institute just released the third edition of this curriculum resource that supports integrating service-learning in a deep, substantial, and lasting way.

PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTS:Service-Learning as an Integrated Teaching Strategy; Best Practices for Service-Learning; Service-Learning and Education for Sustainability; Best Practices for Education for Sustainability; Curriculum Exemplars and Assessment Strategies; Site Level Planning & Evaluation Guide; Instructional Planning & Evaluation Guide; completed Examples of Both Guides; A Form for Collecting & Sharing Activities

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