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Choose between February 4 &5 or February 18 & 19.
Annual Civic Engagement Conferences in Two Weeks!
We are looking forward to seeing you at the Civic Engagement Institute
and PACE Conferences
on February 12th and 13th. Nearly 170 individuals representing 21 member campus teams are registered for CEI and 275 individuals representing 42 institutions in 7 states, including 17 North Carolina Presidents and Chancellors, are registered for PACE!
NC Campus Compact and ECU Partner to Host "Ethics of Public Service" Symposium
On March 7th at the East Carolina Heart Institute, participants will engage in discussions about ethical responsibilities of public universities, the value of public service to campuses and communities, the ethical dilemmas arising from public service, the rewards to all involved, and the ethical responsibilities. Participants will include faculty, staff, students from ECU, local community colleges and universities and their community partners.
At the end of this Symposium participants will be able to:
- Describe a public university's ethical responsibilities to its communities.
- Analyze the ethical principles involved when communities and campuses work together.
- Participate in case studies involving ethical dilemmas.
- Understand the community and university's perspectives toward public service.
- Network with community partners and university/college colleagues engaged in public service.
The cost for individuals from NC Campus Compact member campuses is $40. The cost for non-members is $50. The event is free for ECU faculty and staff.
Carnegie Foundation Invites Institutions to Apply for 2015 Community Engagement Elective Classification Symposium
The Carnegie Foundation recently announced the availability of the 2015 Community Engagement Classification. Since 2006, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has selected 311 colleges and universities for its elective classification on community engagement. The classification provides an established level of legitimacy, accountability, public recognition, and visibility. It can be a catalyst for efforts to improve teaching and learning through curricular connections to community-based problem-solving, as well as a tool for institutional benchmarking, self-assessment, and self-study.
Sixteen North Carolina institutions received the classification in 2008 and 2010.
2015 Community Engagement Classification Timeline:
- January 2013 - Announcement 2015 process
- May 1, 2013 - Deadline for registering
- September 9, 2013 - Release of applications
- April 15, 2014 - Applications Due/Reviewing begins
- December 2014 - Review Process completed/ campuses notified
- January 2015 - 2015 classification results announced
Learn more here.
Apply Now to Host an NC Campus Compact VISTA
Application Deadline: February 22nd
The 2013-2014 NC Campus Compact VISTA Host Site Application is now available for download.
AmeriCorps VISTA members serve full-time for one year to develop or expand programs that fight poverty. Member campuses are invited to host a VISTA in partnership with a community-based organization. Community-based organizations are also invited to host a VISTA with a member campus partner.
Learn more and access application materials on our VISTA Host Site page.
Questions? Contact Chad Fogleman.
International Undergraduate Journal of Service-learning, Leadership and Social Change
National Civic Engagement Awards
Newman Civic Fellows Award - Nomination deadline - March 1st Sponsored by Campus Compact
2013 Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) Award -
Application Deadline: March 4th
The Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award - Nomination deadline - March 29th Sponsored by Campus Compact
2013 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty - Nomination Deadline - April 26th Sponsored by the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE)
Endowment 101 - A One-Day Intensive Workshop
Facilitated by: Janet Doolin, J.D.
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 6
Monteith Research Center, Room 246, 2410 Campus Shore Drive
NC State University, Centennial Campus
Sponsored by Philanthropy Journal, a program of the Institute for Nonprofits
Register here to secure your spot today!
The William & Mary Active Citizens Conference
Educating, Uniting, and Inspiring Active Citizens
February 15 - 16, Williamsburg, VA
2013 Gulf-South Summit on Service Learning in Higher Education
"Re-Engaging Democracy in the 21st Century: Preparing Students to Live Civic-Minded Lives"
February 27 - March 1, Louisville, KY
Student Learning, Community Development: Advancing Equity and Opportunity through Fair Trade Learning
May 29-31, Ithaca, NY
Sponsored by Cornell University, New York Campus Compact, Amizade Global Service-Learning
Win $1000 Seed Grant to Start a Sharing Project
Deadline: February 14th
Shareable is offering small grants and technical support to students and young leaders under 30 to help them catalyze a sharing project in their communities. The projects must strengthen their communities as platforms for sharing. Along with cash awards, Shareable will also offer media and technical support, as well as project coaching and access to our network of sharing experts.
What's a "sharing project"?
Here are examples of projects we'd like to support: swaps (clothing exchanges, book swaps), skill shares, bike and computer kitchens, lending libraries, timebanks, free stores and free schools, sharing-themed campus club, cooperatives of all kinds, and more.
But don't let this list limit you. Be creative! We're totally open to ideas that aren't on the list. We'll also consider summits and educational events to develop project ideas, alliances and next steps for
Dollar General Literacy Foundation Invites Applications for Adult Literacy Grants
Deadline: February 28th
These grants are for nonprofit organizations that provide direct service to adults in need of literacy assistance. Organizations must provide help in one of the following instructional areas: adult basic education, general education diploma (GED) preparation, or English language acquisition.
The maximum grant amount is $15,000.
Peace First Prize
Deadline: April 12th
Campus Compact recently announced a partnership with Peace First to launch a new national campaign to celebrate young people leading change to create peaceful schools and communities. Five young people between the ages of 8 and 22 will each receive $50,000 and a two-year Fellowship to recognize their peacemaking work and invest in their leadership. This is a great opportunity to engage staff, alumni and youth to nominate young leaders for the Prize. Young people can also apply directly themselves. Winners will be chosen on these key criteria: compassion, courage, and the ability to engage others in creating positive change.
Below is a list of upcoming events on NC Campus Compact members campuses that are open to network.
UNC Wilmington, The South Eastern African American Student Leadership Conference (SEAASLC)
February 22 & 23rd
SEAASLC was established to develop and strengthen the leadership abilities and skills of primarily African American students, though it is open to students of any ethnicity, across the South Eastern United States.
SEAASLC, which originated at UNCW, is hosted in Wilmington every two years, while other universities host the conference the other years. This conference is designed for students in the region to get together for professional workshops on leadership skills, professional development, history, social and moral issues. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the conference's inception, so we hope you will join us as we are "Remembering Our Roots As We Reach For The Sky".
Registration and Session Proposal Submission NOW OPEN until 2/1/2013, go to: http://uncw.edu/cles/SEAASLC.html
On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/SEAASLC2013
Have Questions? E-mail SEAASLC@UNCW.EDU
UNC Greensboro Community Engagement Series: http://communityengagement.uncg.edu/speaker-series-2012-2013.aspx
Wake Forest University - April 20th, Food Justice Workshop: http://wakeforest.orgsync.com/org/servicesocialaction/foodjustice
The link is to last year's event, once we get the new link we will post it to the website.
Wake Forest University - September 6-7th, Hunger Dialogue:
(co-sponsored by NC Campus Compact, NC State's Center for Leadership, Ethics and Public Service and Stop Hunger Now)
More details coming soon.
Have an event to share? Send an email to Leslie.