North Carolina Campus Compact
Friday Update
 September 21, 2012
In This Issue
NC Campuses Against Hunger
Students Awards
Film Shorts Competition
CSNAP Conference
Election Town Hall Meeting
General Resources
Network Happenings
2012-13 VISTA Cohort
Quick Links

North Carolina Campuses Against Hunger: A Call to End Hunger in our Lifetime
Registration Deadline: September 24th   


On October 10-11, 2012 at Elon University, 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. 


Learn more...

Nominate a Civic-Minded Student
Deadline: October 5th


Both awards will be presented at CSNAP on November 3, 2012.  

Community Impact Student Awards


Every member campuses can select one undergraduate students who has made significant, innovative contributions to campus-based efforts to address community needs.

Learn more...


John H. Barnhill Civic Trailblazer Award


Member campuses are invited to nominate a student, in their final year,

who demonstrates innovation in civic engagement, creating foundations that expand partnerships amongst communities, campuses, and individuals. They can be a current nominees or former winner of the Community Impact Student Award. 

Learn more...

Documentary Film Shorts Competition
Deadline: October 8th   


We invite students to create a 5-20 minute documentary film short depicting community engagement efforts on their campus.


Two grand prize winners will receive:  

  •  $1,000
  •  A screening of their film at the CSNAP student conference, November 2-3, 2012
  •  One Conference registration ($50 value)
  •  Critique of their film from the distinguished panel of judges 

 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! 

Learn more... 


Questions? Contact Lisa Keyne 

CSNAP Student Conference
Registration Deadline: October 19th    


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.   


Friday night will include a tour or EUE Screen Gems studio (where the Iron Man movies were filmed) and "Civic Expressions" a showcase of poetry and art with a civic message.


Saturday will include workshops and a keynote speech by socio-political activist Paul Loeb, author of "Soul of a Citizen."


Learn more...

Campus Election Engagement Project - NC
Grantees Announced

NC Campus Compact is pleased to award grants to the following institutions.


Collaboration grant recipients:

  • High Point University
  • University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • Wake Forest University
  • Western Carolina University

Awareness/Engagement Event grant recipients:

  • Elon University
  • Guilford College
  • Pfeiffer University
  • Queens University of Charlotte
  • University of North Carolina Pembroke
  • Western Piedmont Community College

Transportation grant recipients:

  • Wake Forest University
  • Western Carolina University

A small amount of funding is available to support Awareness/Engagement Events and Transportation to the polls. Contact Leslie Garvin, immediately, if your campus is interested!


Click here for more details about the mini-grants.  


Voice Your Choice video contest 
Win $200

Deadline: October 15th 


We  are seeking 30-second videos on the importance of voting (Be   creative!).  Upload your video to a video-sharing site like YouTube or Vimeo and email the link to Videos should express the importance of voting.  NC Campus Compact is pleased to partner with the NC Center for Voter Education to support the college division competition. Learn more:


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.  ou will report your results by October 3, 2012.   Winners will be announced on October 17, 2012. 

Election Virtual Town Hall
Campus Vote Project of the Fair Elections Legal Network


On September 26th at 3:00 p.m. the Campus Vote Project will be hosting a virtual Town Hall focused on getting college students out to vote this November. The focus will be on strategies that election officials, college administrators, and student organizations have taken to help students register and vote. We will hear directly officials that have dealt directly with problems that students have encountered in their college communities and how to overcome those obstacles.


Using Google Hangouts, the Campus Vote Project will be moderating a panel that will include Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and other student voting advocates, and taking questions via Twitter and Facebook.  


Sign-up  here:

General Resources  


Board Members Sought for State Farm Youth Advisory Board

Deadline: October 1st


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

Learn more...




International Undergraduate Journal on Service-learning, Leadership and Social Change


Fall 2012 volume is now available online:


Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement


Latest volume is now available online: 


"Civic Health and Unemployment II: The Case Builds"


This 2012 Issue Brief from the National Conference on Citizenship explores the relationship between civic engagement and economic resilience. It finds that the density and type of nonprofit organizations in a community, as well as its social cohesion, are important predictors of that community's ability to withstand unemployment in a recession.






Bank of America: Grants for Nonprofits Addressing Basic Needs in Low-Income Communities

Deadline: October 8th   

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation invites funding proposals for local programs that address the critical needs facing low-income communities through emergent or "lifeline" services such as hunger relief, short-term supportive shelter, and benefits access. The Foundation will invest $10 million to support vital community efforts to assist individuals and families with immediate services and financial empowerment programs that promote long-term economic stability. (Note: lead applicant must be a nonprofit.)


Learn more...


Home Depot Foundation Grants to Support the Housing Needs of Military Veterans
Deadline:  October 12th  


 Grants of up to $5,000 in the form of Home Depot gift cards will be awarded to volunteer-driven projects designed to help veterans stay in their homes comfortably.    




  Learn more...


Verizon Foundation Grants 

Deadline: October 14th  


The Verizon Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations 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... 



IGNITEgood Millennial Impact Challenge

Deadline: October 19th


The Millennial Impact Challenge will identify game changers among young men and women and connect them with the resources they need to turn their visions into reality, scale their impact, and inspire others to do the same. Emerging leaders from around the country will compete for a shot at one of 10 Millennial Impact Grants, each worth $10,000. The Impact Challenge is open to anyone 30 years and under. In addition to funding, the grantees will receive ongoing coaching, pro-bono support and training, including a three-day bootcamp in New York led by a team of experts who will share practical tools for long-term success.


Learn more...



UnitedHealth HEROES Service-Learning Grants
Deadline: October 15th


These grants, administered by Youth Service America,provide support to schools and other community-based nonprofit organizations for service-learning projects. Grants of up to $1,000 are available for youth-led (ages 5-25) service-learning projects which aim to combat childhood obesity through walking, running, or hiking programs. 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).  


 Learn more... 






Call for Nominations: K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

Deadline: October 1st


 This 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.  


All doctoral-level graduate students who are planning a career in higher education are eligible, regardless of academic department. Graduate students in fields where the Master's degree is the terminal degree, such as the MFA, are also eligible. (Nominees must hold student status in January 2013.)


Learn more..

Network Happenings

Below is a list of upcoming events on NC Campus Compact members campuses that are open to network.  


High Point University
Caryn McTighe Musil, Senior Vice President at the Association of American Colleges and Universities


Lecture Presentation "A Crucible Moment: HPU and Learning for Democracy's Future"  Tuesday, October 23

4:30 pm in the Phillips Lecture Hall 120


Roundtable Luncheon for Civic Engagement Professionals
Wednesday, October 24
Noon in the Wilson Ballroom (RSVP required at  



Western Piedmont Community College
Paul Loeb, author and activist 

October 26, 2012
Leviton Auditorium in Moore Hall 


11:00 a.m. - Forum presentation (open)
12:00 noon - Reception/book-signing (open)
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. - Faculty/staff workshop (open but register with Beth Parrish if attending)




UNC Pembroke
Paul Loeb, author and activist

October 31, 2012  6:30 a.m. - Presentation (open) in the University Center Annex



Have an event to share? Send an email to Leslie

The 2012-2013 AmeriCorps VISTA Cohort


In August, NC Campus Compact welcomed its 10th group of AmeriCorps*VISTA members. The 2012-2013 cohort of 14 new members (including 8 graduates of NC Campus Compact member campuses) joined 4 returning VISTAs to begin a year of service. Along with two members currently serving, our 20 VISTAs serve on 18 campus and community sites across North Carolina and Virginia.


VISTAs will work with a key community partner to build that partner's capacity to address poverty-related issues in areas such as education, food security, and economic development. Most VISTAs are hosted by a member campus; but a few, including a VISTA at the Marion Cheek Jackson Center in Chapel Hill, are hosted by community organizations with close ties to a member school.


Returning VISTAs are designated by (R). 

VISTAs in the middle of their terms are designated by (S). 

  • Saarah  Abdul-Rauf, UNC Chapel Hill (R)
  • Jeri Beckens, Duke University
  • Sara Brown, UNC Asheville
  • Elizabeth Corney, East Carolina University
  • Takira Dale, Wake Forest University
  • Christina D'Aulerio, Queens University of Charlotte
  • Olivia Dorsey, UNC Wilmington (S)
  • Derald "Banjo"  Dryman, Western Carolina University (R)
  • Marion Hudson, Elizabeth City State University
  • Ariel Mitchell, Lenoir-Rhyne University
  • Alejandra O'Connor, Virginia Tech
  • Leah Pallant, Mary Baldwin College
  • Monica Palmeira, Jackson Center
  • Sally Parlier, Durham Technical Community College (R)
  • Pamela  Pate, UNC Charlotte (R)
  • Anya Piotrowski, UNC Greensboro (S)
  • Tiara Pugh, Elizabeth City State University
  • Brianna Roach, NC State University
  • Wyatt Taylor, Virginia Tech
  • Jacqui Trillo, Warren Wilson College

Keep up with the great work of our VISTAs through the VISTA View blog.

Please join us in welcoming the newest civic engagement administrators in our network! 


Director of Service-Learning, A.C.T. (Appalachian State University)


Gabrielle Mellendorf
Director of Service Initiatives (Brevard College)
Christa Leimbach
Assistant Director for Civic Engagement Programs (Davidson College)


Director, Volunteer and Service Learning Center (East Carolina University)


Bridget Ferrigan (If the name seems familiar, she served as an 09-10 VISTA and has now been hired as full-time staff!) 
Director of Service Scholars, Francis Center for Servant Leadership (Pfeiffer University)
Dr. Kristin Moretto

Assistant Director, Office of Leadership and Service-Learning (UNC Greensboro)


Shuli Archer
Director of Student Engagement (Warren Wilson College)

Dr. Lane Perry
Director of the Center for Service-Learning (Western Carolina University)