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North Carolina Campus Compact Digest                                                   October 2012

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In This Issue
Higher Ed's Impact on the Elections
Photovoice Manual
Engaged Scholarship Toolkit
Democratic Devolution
Citizen Alum
Free Federal Grants Training
MLK Day 2013
MLK Day 2013
Guidelines for Writing Manuscripts About CBPR
President's Honor Roll
Related Links
Paul Loeb Challenge
Nominate A Civic-Minded Student
2013 CSNAP
CEEP-NC Contests
CC Annual Membership Survey
Engaged Campus Webinars
Call for Proposals
General Resources
Grants & Funding
"Higher Ed's Impact on the Elections" (Free webinar)

October 18, 2013 at noon


Author, political expert, and Harvard senior lecturer David C. King will discuss ways you can prepare your campus for the elections. Dr. King will also identify the issues at stake for higher education and how your institution can lobby lawmakers.


Register here

From Snapshot to Civic Action: A Photovoice Facilitator's Manual


This manual helps research facilitators design and implement a comprehensive photovoice research project in collaboration with community stakeholders. Photovoice is a popular technique used for community-based participatory research. Photovoice uses a combination of photography and critical group discussions to engage participants as experts in the analysis of research topics and then use this knowledge for social action.


Learn more... 

TRUCEN Engaged Scholarship Toolkit

The Toolkit has once again been updated. This year over 100 new references, articles and resources have been added to this comprehensive document.


Learn more...

Democratic Devolution: How America's Colleges and Universities Can Strengthen Their Communities


This new repot by Ira Harkavy and Rita Hodges from the Netter Center for Community calls for a 'democratic devolution'--new civic partnerships between government and 'higher eds' to tackle urgent community problems, especially low-performing schools."  


Click here for the Full Report.



Citizen Alum 


This new project seeks to define college alumni not as givers (of cash) but as doers-as people who help to educate college students, children, and everyone else.


Learn more...

Free Federal Grants Training Webinar
"Preparing Your Organization to Submit Winning Federal Grant Applications"
October 18, 2012
@ 1:30 pm.

The federal grants specialists at Washington Strategic Consulting (WSC) will host this webinar training. Hundreds of organizations from across the country have found WSC's webinar training sessions to be extremely valuable in their efforts to leverage federal funding for their program needs. 

Click here to register. 

MLK Day 2013

NC Grantees


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Congratulations to the North Carolina campuses who were selected to receive a grant to support MLK 2013 activities!  They join institutions in nine states throughout the southern region.   

  • Elizabeth City State University
  • Fayetteville State University
  • NC Central University 
  • NC State University 
  • Queens University of Charlotte 

 Learn more...


Gateways: International
Journal of Community
Research & Engagement 

Newest Issue Available!


Gateways is a refereed journal concerned with the practice and processes of

university-community engagement. It provides a forum for academics, practitioners and community representatives to explore issues and reflect on practices relating to the full range of engaged activity. The journal publishes

evaluative case studies of community engagement initiatives; analyses of the policy environment; and theoretical reflections that contribute to the scholarship of engagement.


Learn more...

MLK Day 2013

NC Grantees


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Congratulations to the North Carolina campuses who were selected to receive a grant to support MLK 2013 activities!  They join institutions in nine states throughout the southern region.   

  • Elizabeth City State University
  • Fayetteville State University
  • NC Central University 
  • NC State University 
  • Queens University of Charlotte 

 Learn more...

Guidelines for Writing Manuscripts About Community-Based Participatory Research for Peer-Reviewed Journals 

This article from Johns Hopkins is to present practical guides for writing about CBPR for those who have little experience in writing for publication or those who want to help their partners write strong manuscripts for peer reviewed journals. The article includes tips on how to organize each part of a manuscript, suggestions on how partners can collaborate on preparing manuscripts, recommendations on how to convey unique aspects of a partnership's work throughout a manuscript, and an annotated bibliography
of well-written CBPR articles.
Learn more...

Honor Roll

President's Higher Education  Community Service Honor Roll

Applications for the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll are now available and are DUE BY 5PM EST ON NOVEMBER 29, 2012. The Honor Roll is an annual program. Previous applicants must apply each year.


Learn more...


Related Links

Civic Engagement Jobs


Digest Archive


National Civic Engagement Calendar


NC Campus Compact VISTA blog 


Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement

Paul Loeb Get Out the Vote Challenge  - Chance to attend the CSNAP Student Conference for free!
Deadline to Enter: October 10th 


Paul Loeb, founder of the Campus Election   Engagement Project and author of Soul of a Citizen and The Impossible Will Take a Little While, and guest speaker at the 2013 CSNAP, is challenging students to use this final month to mobilize as many eligible Americans to vote


Eight students from NC Campus Compact member institutions can win $130 ($75 registration, and $55 towards expenses) to attend the November 2 and 3 Student Conference at UNC Wilmington. How?

  1. Together, these 8 students will commit to trying to mobilize another 200 to participate in the election.
  2. Each student identifies one initiative they will pursue over the next month to contribute to reaching the 200.
  3. Each student commits to attending the November 2 and 3 Student Conference at UNC Wilmington, attending a special session with Paul Loeb to talk about effective strategies and efforts used. Each will receive a copy of Paul's book, Soul of a Citizen.
  4. Post-election, each student provides a reflection of their activities, efforts and impact.

Interested students should submit their entry here by midnight on October 10. Winners will be notified by October 12. Post-election reflections due by November 12.



Questions?  Contact Lisa Keyne.  



Last Chance to Nominate a Civic-Minded Student 
Deadline EXTENDED to October 10th!


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...
2013 CSNAP Student Conference 
November 2 - 3, 2012 
UNC Wilmington
Registration Deadline: October 19th 


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

Campus Election  Engagement Project - NC


National Voter Registration Day Challenge  
Deadline to enter: October 12th


One member campus can win $200 to support future civic engagement efforts!


CEEP - NC invites campuses to submit the total number of individuals they registered to vote between September 1 and September 25th (National Voter Registration Day). 


Submit your results here.    


Voice Your Choice Video Contest
Deadline to Enter: October 22nd 




One individual can win $200 for a 30 second video  (open to students, staff and faculty)



Create a 30-second videos on the importance of voting. Upload your video to a video-sharing site like YouTube or Vimeo and email the link to entries@ncvotered.comNC Campus Compact is pleased to partner with the NC Center for Voter Education to support the college division competition. 


Learn more here. View one of the submissions from previous year here.    


Questions? Contact Leslie Garvin

Campus Compact's
Annual Membership Survey

Deadline: December 14, 2012
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Campus Compact's Annual Membership Survey is now live. Your institution's participation in this national survey is very important.


1. As a first step, download the 2012 Annual Membership Survey PDF document and use it to determine responses before entering and completing the online survey itself.


2. Once you have gathered and determined your responses, you may then obtain and complete the 2012 Annual Membership Survey online.


Conducted each year since 1986, the survey is the most comprehensive and widely distributed review of service, service-learning, and civic engagement in higher education. Results allow campuses to compare their progress with state and national trends and help all of us better articulate our case to elected officials, funders, and the media.


 Visit this link to learn more.

Campus Compact's
Engaged Campus Webinar Series 


The Compact has launched a series of webinars desigined to encourage member dialogue about impact, assessment and the connection between civic engagement and emergent trends.


The Engaged Campus: Approaches to Measuring Community Impact  

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT

Presenter: Dr. Barbara Holland


Join Dr. Barbara Holland in a presentation and discussion about strategies for measuring community impact. She will share a variety of approaches for getting started with the development of community impact measures including important factors to consider in planning and implementation. This is a great offering for those interested in developing a focused impact assessment.


Cost: $50 for members, $100 for non-members

Note: Please note that each offering requires individual registration.


Click here to register and to see the complete list of topics in the series.

Call for Proposals


2nd National Community Partner Forum on Community-Engaged Health Disparities Research 
December 5 - 7, 2012, Washington, DC 

Call for Applications 
Deadline: October 12th


Community partners from across the U.S. will convene to advance an agenda for health research equity and action. The forum agenda is designed to provide time and space for community partners to learn and strategize together as peers before their academic partners and other key stakeholders join the conversation.  

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.  

Learn more...


The Educational Forum
Themed Issue: Global Citizenship, Digital Democracy & The Classroom

Call for Proposals 

Deadline:  February 15, 2013   


The Educational Forum, Kappa Delta Pi's premier educational research journal, is seeking articles for its upcoming Fall 2013 themed issue on "Global Citizenship and Digital Democracy" and its relationship to teaching, learning and other major educational dimensions.


Learn more... 


Society for Values in Higher Education
Debt: Obligations that Shape our Lives

July 24-28, 2013, University of Denver, CO  


Call for Papers
Deadline: April 15, 2013



Societies are structured by webs of financial, legal, psychological, moral, and spiritual obligations. All of these involve debt, broadly construed. From the most mundane, everyday interactions to the complexities of international relations, the language of debt pervades our thinking and discourse. The Society for Values in Higher Education seeks paper and panel proposals to address the concept of debt from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.


Learn more....


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General Resources
Enroll in the World's First Social Entrepreneurship MOOC

This month George Mason University's Center for Social Entrepreneurship launches "Social Entrepreneurship: Innovating in a New Era," among the University's first MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). All are welcome to participate for FREE, at their own pace, from the comfort of their favorite recliner. Learn how social entrepreneurship is rebooting our approach to tackling the world's most daunting social challenges and map your own potential to lead impactful, scalable, and sustainable change.   

 Learn more...


New Online Network and Learning Community for K-16 and Community-Based Educators

Community Works Institute (CWI) recently launched our online Community Network, as a new and exciting way to connect with educators and administrators from across the U.S. and around the world.

Share, collaborate, and co-inspire along with other educators working to make
place based education, service-learning, and sustainability a core part of student learning experiences.


Join the Network [no cost for educators].  


"Cultivating Community beyond the Classroom,"  

Recent Publication from the American Association of Community Colleges


This 29-page monograph features a variety of replicable examples from 16 colleges that participated in AACC's 2009-2012 national grant program, Community Colleges Broadening Horizons through Service Learning. The Horizons college projects focused on social media, environmental education, and healthy families.


The monograph also includes the results of two recent AACC research studies: one found promising outcomes related to student retention, and the other (in collaboration with California Campus Compact) assessed the value of service learning to community partners.


While this monograph was written with community colleges in mind, it includes topics and recommendations that may also be useful for others in K-12, higher education, and community-based organizations involved in service learning and community engagement.


The entire text of the monograph may be found here


"Shaping our Future" Initiative Launches in Washington, D.C.


Legislators and business, education and civic engagement leaders met recently to launch a year-long national dialogue on the future of higher education. Through this initiative, students, faculty, administrators, employers, and members of the general public will reflect on how colleges and universities might help the country tackle some of its most vexing problems.


Learn more...


Find & Share Tools for Community-Engaged Research through CORUS  


CORUS (Community Research Utilities and Support, (formerly known as CTSA 2 Community) is a new online platform for finding and sharing tools for community-engaged research. The CORUS inventory of tools is growing quickly, and currently provides over 100 resources to support community-engaged research. 


Visit CORUS here

Grants & Funding 


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. (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...


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... 


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...


American Honda Foundation Grants Deadline: 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...


United States Institute of Peace: Public Education for Peacebuilding Support Program
Deadline: November 1st 

Grants of $2,000 will be awarded to colleges, universities, and public libraries to support events that advance and promote the understanding of peace

Home Depot Foundation
Community Impact Grants 

December 12th (grants open November 12th)

Grants, up to $5,000, are available to registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, 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. 


Learn more...    


Fiskars' Project Orange Thumb 
Community Garden Grants and Makeovers
December 15th


Fiskars' Project Orange Thumb provides tools, materials, and other support to help communities reach their goals for neighborhood beautification, community collaboration, and healthy, sustainable food sources. 

Learn more... 

Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants 

January 31st


More than 16 million children live in food insecure homes, not always sure where their next meal will come from. That's why YSA and Sodexo Foundation are calling on young people to "take hunger personally" and join the fight to end childhood hunger. Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants of $500 grants are available for youth-led service projects that bring together young people, families, Sodexo employees and other community members to address childhood hunger. U.S. young people, ages 5-25, are eligible to apply. Projects will take place on or around Global Youth Service Day, April 26-28, 2013.  


Learn more...


Kresge Foundation 
Arts and Community Building 
February 1st 

The Kresge Foundation supports efforts that create access and opportunity in underserved communities. The Foundation's Arts and Community Building program is shaped by six principles: (1) Community cultural development is a growing field with minimal national infrastructure; (2) The structure and dynamics of community cultural ecosystems are not well understood; (3) Cultural development is local; (4) Local community development requires an indigenous support system; (5) Effective community cultural development requires sustained engagement; and (6) 



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.