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North Carolina Campus Compact Digest                                                   December 2012

In This Issue
Alternative Break Option
Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning & Community-Based Research
Clinton Global Initiative University
CIRCLE Launches New Study
SCALE Seeking Partners for Literacy Action Week
Duke Development Lab for USAID
College Access Resources for Spanish Speakers
Related Links
January Network Meetings
Engaged Campus Webinar Series
Civic Engagement Institute/PACE Registration
Civic Engagement Faculty/Staff Awards
ECU - Associate Director Position
Calls for Proosals
New Report Released on Volunteer Rates
Awards & Contests
Grants & Funding

International Alternative Break Opportunity


Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research Volume One Now Available Online


This journal is a refereed, multidisciplinary online undergraduate journal publishing intellectual and reflective work on service learning and community-based research. It is open to undergraduate students in the U.S. and across the globe. Volume 1 includes 32 essays and one poster by students from 27 colleges and universities and in a wide range of disciplines. 


The journal is based in the Penn State Berks Center for Service Learning and Community-Based Research.


Read here.


Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U)
April 5 - 7, 2013
Washington University in St. Louis
Applications Available Now!
Students can apply now to attend CGI U 2013 CGI U is President Clinton's initiative to engage the next generation of leaders from college campuses around the world. Each CGI U participant makes a Commitment to Action: a specific plan of action designed to address a challenge on campus, in the local community, or around the world.  

The meeting is free to attend for all accepted students.

Limited assistance for travel and lodging is available to students with demonstrated financial need who apply by the early decision deadline. 


Key application deadlines


Early decision and travel assistance deadline:  November 30, 2012


Final Application Deadline: January 30, 2013

CIRCLE Launches the National Study of Learning Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE)


Campus Compact is partnering with CIRCLE - The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement - to  launched a new research initiative to measure student registration and voting rates and to study the effectiveness of educational programs designed to increase civic learning and engagement in democracy.


For more information and to sign up your campus to participant click here

SCALE Seeking Partners for National Literacy Action Week - Funding Available!


SCALE (Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education) is seeking campus groups to organize an event that raises awareness or actively combats literacy disparities at any point during National Literacy Action Week (January 28-February 3). This week centers around the anniversary of the Greensboro sit-ins. The event be anything from creating posters, launching a book-drive, hosting a banned book reading, or reading social justice books to mentees with whom you are already involved.

They are offering mini-grants to select groups who register their project at this link. 

Duke University Selected as Development Lab for New Higher Education Solutions Network



USAID recently announced the  launch of its Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN) a new groundbreaking partnership with seven top American and foreign universities designed to develop innovative solutions to global development challenges.


These Development Labs will help USAID and the development community discover more innovative, results-driven, efficient, cost effective and accessible solutions to global development challenges in areas such as global health, food security and chronic conflict.


Development Labs participating include:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)University of California - BerkeleyMichigan State UniversityDuke UniversityTexas A&M UniversityThe College of William & Mary, and Makerere University in Uganda. 

Adelante Announces New College Access Resources for Parents of Spanish Speaking Youth


Does your campus engage in service with K-12 youth and families?  If so, check out this new resource from Adelante.


Mis Hijos Van A La Escuela is a comprehensive resource for Spanish-speaking parents to learn about the differences between the North Carolina educational system and the educational system of Latin America with an emphasis in Mexico. This booklet goes into detail about relevant topics such as pathways to post-secondary education, how to enroll children in public schools, and more.


Please visit the "Resources" page to access this tool.


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

RSVP for January Network Meeting

Please register yourself/your team for the January network meetings here by December 31, 2012. Choose the meeting location most convenient for you. 
  • January 8, 2013, at Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory
  • January 10, 2013, at East Carolina University in Greenville

These gatherings are for civic engagement professionals from NC Campus Compact members. We will focus on getting to know our network (we've had many changes in the past year!), learning of your goals for the new year, and revisiting infrastructure and assessment of community engagement work on your campus.  Meeting will begin at 10 a.m. and end by 2:30 p.m.


Visit the Network Meeting website for specific information about campus locations and parking. Thank you to our hosts!

Campus Compact's   
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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.


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

Note: Please note that each offering requires individual registration.


Click here to register .


Engaged Learning Economies: Linking Civic Engagement and Economic Development

January 17, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 


An Engaged Learning Economy connects economic outreach and civic engagement in community-campus partnerships. This webinar will explore the value of creating engaged learning economies to develop economically vibrant communities. Case studies will be used to highlight and discuss approaches to aligning civic engagement and economic development efforts. February 14, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.



The Engaged Campus: Linking Civic Engagement and Social Entrepreneurship 

This webinar will explore connections between civic engagement and social entrepreneurism and focus on areas for strategic alignment. How are institutions linking these efforts? Are there focus areas for greatest impact? What are the resources for connecting social entrepreneurism and civic engagement activities?


The Engaged Campus: Linking Student and Academic Affairs 
March 21, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

This webinar will involve participants in a discussion about creating partnerships between student and academic affairs in civic engagement strategies. Drawing on the perspectives of presenters from both student and academic affairs, we will share examples of successful models, opportunities for collaboration and the outcomes of greater alignment.

Register Today for 2013 Civic Engagement Institute and PACE Conference  
Deadline: January 28, 2013

2013 Civic Engagement Institute
"Becoming Citizens, Becoming Community"
February 12, 2013
Elon University 

NC Campus Compact member campuses are committed to engagement with the community.  But to what end?  What are we doing that ensures students are learning skills necessary to become active, lifelong citizens?  What can campuses do to contribute to building the ideal of community? And how do we remove the barriers that stand in the way of this work?


During the 2013 CEI, we will together explore questions, best practices and theory related to citizenship, citizen and community development, and the goal of our civic engagement work in order to ensure deepest impact on campus efforts. 


Team leaders - don't forget to register your team members here!  


There is still time for your campus to designate a team leader.  Not sure if our campus has a designated team leader?  Contact René Summers at summerre@elon.edu.  


2013 PACE Conference
February 13, 2013
Elon University 


Pathways to Achieving Civic Engagement Conference. now in its 15th year, is for community engagement faculty, staff, researchers and community partners who want to gain skills, knowledge and best practice models for a spectrum of civic engagement pedagogies and activities from service-learning to social entrepreneurship.  
Special guest speakers for both days are:  
Dr. Peter Levine, Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Director of CIRCLE (The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement),  Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University 
Dr. Judith Ramaley, Distinguished Professor of Public Service at Portland State University in the HatfieldSchool of Government, President Emerita of Winona State University, and former president of the University of Vermont (UVM), and Portland State University.
Nominate a Faculty and Staff Member for Annual Civic Engagement Awards
Deadline:  January 18th

NC Campus Compact is accepting nominations for our annual faculty and staff civic engagement awards. 

Both awards will be presented at the 2012 PACE Conference.   


Robert L. Sigmon Service-Learning Award

This award recognizes one faculty member on an NC Campus Compact member campus who has made significant contributions toward furthering the practice of service-learning.   Visit this link for the Call for Nominations.


Civic Engagement Professional of the Year Award

This award recognizes staff on NC Campus Compact member campuses that have worked towards the institutionalization of service, created and strived towards a vision of service on their campus, supported faculty and students, and formed innovative campus-community partnerships.   

Nominations are accepted in two categories.

    • Emerging Leader - Individual in the civic engagement field for 4 years or less
    • Sustainer - Individual in the civic engagement field for 5 or more years
Questions?  Contact Leslie Garvin.
ECU Seeks 

Associate Director for Service-Learning and Communications


Working as part of the Volunteer and Service-Learning Center (VSLC) team, this position coordinates course-based service-learning efforts as well as internal and external marketing for the office. This position serves as the main point of contact for students, faculty, and community partners involved in service-learning courses. Works with VSLC Director to develop faculty involvement in service-learning and offers assistance with course development. Serves as a primary liaison between campus and community-based organizations working to identify, build, and maintain transformative campus-community partnerships. Has primary responsibility for all service-learning community partnerships. Has oversight responsibility for service-learning course assessments, web site, and database management. Strengthens existing partnerships through community development workshops and needs assessments. Participates fully in the activities of the VSLC and other duties as requested by the Director. 


Apply below:


Position number: 929874     

Calls for Proposals/Information.


2013 PHENND Conference: K-16 Partnerships

March 1, 2013, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA

Call for Workshop Presenters  Deadline:  December 21st


Learn more...



eJournal of Public Affairs:
Special Issue on Global Engagement 

Call for Papers
Deadline: January 15, 2013  

  Learn more... 


4th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Service-Learning
"Service-Learning as a Bridge from Local to Global: Connected World, Connected Future"  
June 4-7, 2013 in Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China Call for Proposals

Deadline:  January 31st, 2013


Learn more... 


American Democracy Project and The Democracy Commitment Joint National Meeting:

"21st Century Citizens: Building Bridges, Solving Problems"

June 6 - June 8, 2013, Denver, Colorado

Call for Proposals
Deadline: February 1st


Learn more...



2013 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit
"Weaving Deep Connections Across Institutions and Communities"
May 29- 30, 2013, Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa

Call for Proposals

Deadline: February 11, 2013



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

Call for Proposals 

Deadline:  February 15, 2013   


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


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The International Journal of Education for Social Justice (RIEJS)
Autumn 2013 monographic issue on Service-learning and Social Justice

Call for Articles  

Deadline: September 15, 2013


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Why our Work Matters!
North Carolina College Students Rank 40th in the Nation for Volunteering 


According to the newly released Volunteering in America data, in 2011 the number of volunteers reached its highest level in five years, as 64.3 million Americans volunteered through an organization, an increase of 1.5 million from 2010.


Overall North Carolina ranked 33rd with a volunteer rate of 26.4 percent. North Carolina college students ranked 40th in the nationfor volunteering with a 23.2 percent rate.


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Awards & Contests

The Thiel Fellowship

Deadline: December 31st


The Fellowship brings together some of the world's most creative and motivated young people, and helps them bring their most ambitious ideas and projects to life. Thiel Fellows are given a no-strings-attached grant of $100,000 to skip college and focus on their work, their research, and their self-education. They are mentored by our network of visionary thinkers, investors, scientists, and entrepreneurs, who provide guidance and business connections that can't be replicated in any classroom. Rather than just studying, you're doing.


Learn more



The White House Internship Program

Deadline: January 27th


The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today's young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office, and prepare them for future public service opportunities. The White House Internship Program's mission is to make the "People's House" accessible to future leaders from around the nation. The application for the Summer 2013 White House Internship Program is now open.


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Generous U/Sillerman Prize for Philanthropy on College Campuses
Deadline: March 15, 2013 


Generous U is open to college student groups, clubs, and organizations that engage their peers in charitable giving. The winner will be awarded the $5,000 Sillerman Prize and earn the Generous U title for its college or university. The judges, a panel of volunteers from academia, philanthropy, and business, will be looking for creative initiatives that inspire student giving, have a positive impact in the community, and can serve as a model for other campuses.   

To compete, students must first submit their intent to apply. They will then submit a written essay and a three-minute video. 


Learn more



Grants & Funding
Our Town Grants
Deadline: January 14th

Through Our Town, the National Endowment for the Arts will provide a limited number of grants, ranging from $25,000 to $200,000, for creative placemaking projects that contribute toward the livability of communities and help transform them into lively, beautiful, and sustainable places with the arts at their core. Our Town will invest in creative and innovative projects in which communities, together with their arts and design organizations and artists, seek to improve their quality of life, encourage greater creative activity, foster stronger community identity and a sense of place, and revitalize economic development.

Learn more...  


American Association of University Women (AAUW): Community Action Grants 

Deadline: January 14th

The AAUW Community Action Grants program provides funds for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls. Special consideration is given to projects focused on K-12 and community college girls' and women's achievements in science, technology, engineering, or math. One-year grants of $2,000 to $7,000 provide funds for community-based projects that include a clearly defined activity that promotes education and equality for women and girls. Two-year grants of $5,000 to $10,000 provide start-up funds for new projects that address the particular needs of the community and develop girls' sense of efficacy through leadership or advocacy opportunities.


Learn more...


Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
AmeriCorps State & National Grants  

Deadline: January 23rd EXTENDED! February 6th


The FY2013 AmeriCorps State and National grant competition is designed to help national service programs achieve greater impact by targeting resources on a core set of challenges: disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families. In order to maximize the impact of the public investment in national service, the CNCS will fund programs that can demonstrate community impact and solve community problems using an evidence-based or evidence-informed approach (e.g. performance data, research, theory of change). 

Learn more...


Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants 

Deadline: 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.  


Kresge Foundation
Arts and Community Building

Deadline: 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)   


Captain Planet Foundation Grants

Deadline: February 28th

U.S.-based schools and organizations with annual operating budgets of less than $3 million are eligible to apply for grants from the Captain Planet Foundation. Grants  support high-quality educational programs that enable children and youth to understand and appreciate our world through learning experiences that engage them in active, hands-on community service projects to improve the environment in their schools and communities.Preference is given to requests seeking seed funding of $500 or less and to applicants who have secured at least 50 percent matching or in-kind funding.  


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Ben & Jerry's Foundation
Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program
Deadline (Letters of Interest): March 31st


Through the Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program, Ben & Jerry's Foundation provides support to nonprofit community organizations throughout the United States that bring about progressive social change by addressing the underlying conditions of societal and environmental problems. The broad goals of the program are to further social justice, protect the environment, and support sustainable food systems. Grants of up to $15,000 are provided to grassroots, constituent-led organizations that are using community organizing strategies to accomplish their goals. 


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.