|Over 450 Individuals Attended Annual Civic Engagement Conferences Last Week
On February 12th & 13th, over 450 presidents, chancellors, faculty, staff, community partners and students from 51 institutions in 10 states participated in the the 2013 Civic Engagement Institute and PACE conference. Visit the conference pages at the links below for highlights.
During the PACE Conference three leaders in North Carolina received the following community engagement awards.
Leo M. Lambert Engaged Leader Award
Presented to Dr. Harold L. Martin, Sr., Chancellor of North Carolina A & T State University, for fostering the creation and deepening of community engagement. Click here to learn more.
Robert L. Sigmon Service-Learning Award
Presented to Dr. Rebecca Dumlao, Associate Professor of Communication at East Carolina University, for significant contributions toward furthering the practice of service-learning. Click here to learn more.
Civic Engagement Professional of the Year Award
Presented to Elaine Madison of Duke University, the Associate Director for Programs and Director, Durham Programs for DukeEngage, for working towards the institutionalization of service, creating and striving towards a vision of service on campus, supporting faculty and students, and forming innovative campus-community partnerships. Click here to learn more.
What Do Young Adults Know About Politics?
CIRCLE recently released a large national survey of young Americans which showed that most young adults who voted in 2012 could choose an issue that was important to them. The findings indicate a clear relationship between respondents' high school civics education experiences and their knowledge of campaign issues and political participation in the 2012 presidential election.
We were pleased that Dr. Peter Levine, Director of CIRCLE, joined us last week as a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator for the Civic Engagement Institute and PACE Conferences. We encourage you to follow Peter at his blog: http://peterlevine.ws/
Webinar: Civic Engagement in the Digital Age - March 5th
On March 5th at 1:00 p.m., NC Campus Compact is sponsoring a webinar featuring Professor Joseph Kahne of Mills College. Explore ways youth and young adults use digital media to engage civically and politically. Discuss the quality and equality of their new forms of engagement and ways that educators can support these efforts. The webinar will draw on a nationally representative study of youth ages 15-25 as well as related studies undertaken as part of the MacArthur Foundation Research initiative on Youth and Participatory Politics. You can read Professor Kahne's bio here.
Free to NC Campus Compact members. Register by sending an email to Leslie Garvin by March 1st.
Register Today for March 7th "Ethics of Public Service" Symposium
On March 7th, NC Campus Compact is partnering with East Carolina University for this Symposium 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.
NC Campus Compact to Sponsor Alternative Service Experiences Institute in June
On June 18-19, 2013 at High Point University, NC Campus Compact is sponsoring an Institute on alternative service experiences. For the last two decades, there has been a consistent increase in the number of colleges and universities participating in alternative break programs (winter, spring and summer). As a result, the body of knowledge about effective implementation of these experiences has grown tremendously.
The Institute will explore various aspects of this topic from student development to practical logistical considerations such as liability and risk; and post-trip reintegration.
A statewide committee of civic engagement professionals is planning the event. Registration will open on April 15, 2013. Stay posted to the Institute website for details.
Questions? Contact Leslie Garvin.
Carnegie Foundation Invites Institutions to Apply for 2015 Community Engagement Elective Classification
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:
- 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.
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)
2nd Annual Documentary Film Shorts Competition
|Hear For Me - 2012 Winner|
NC Campus Compact invites students at member campuses to create a 5-15 minute documentary short that illuminates the theme: Campus-community partnerships positively impact local problems. Assessed by a distinguished panel of judges, one grand prize entry will receive $250 and be featured at the Compact's November 2, 2013, CSNAP student conference to be held at Central Piedmont Community College. Three additional films will be selected as finalists and put to a public vote for the "People's Pick" award.
Entries must be filmed between January 1, 2013 and September 20, 2013, the contest deadline. For more information, including contest rules, review the website. Above is the 2012 grand prize winning entry submitted by Elon student, Sean Dolan. You can view the finalist entries at the competition website.
Questions? Contact Leslie Garvin.
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.
Get Ur Good On Grants
Deadline: March 10th
Get Ur Good On Grants offer young people around the world an opportunity to help make a lasting positive change. With $500 Get Ur Good On Grants, you'll have the inspiration, project support, and necessary funding to turn your idea into a reality. Youth, ages 5-25 worldwide are eligible to apply for a $500 Get Ur Good On Grant to support youth-led projects. Projects must address a demonstrated community need or issue. Service projects will be held in conjunction with Global Youth Service Day-the largest service event in the world, on April 26-28, 2013.
Generations United Youth Volunteer Award
Deadline: March 30th
Generations United seeks nominations for an individual age 25 or younger who has made an outstanding contribution to an intergenerational program or who has advocated for older adults and youth. The award winning individual will receive the Award, two complimentary banquet tickets, and national recognition. Generations United will present the award during its 17th International conference, Intergenerational Pathways for Strengthening Communities, at an awards banquet on August 1, 2013 in Washington, D.C.
Land o'Lakes Foundation Grants to Benefit Rural Communities
Deadlines: April 1st, July 1st, and October 1st
Grants will be awarded to organizations working to address hunger, youth education, and arts and culture in rural communities.
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.
Lawrence Foundation Accepting Proposals for Environmental, Education, Human Services Projects
Deadline: Rolling (April 30, November 1)
The foundation awards program and operating grants with no geographic restrictions in support of the environment, education, human services, disaster relief, and other causes.
Ben & Jerry's Foundation Seeks Proposals for Social and Environmental Justice Project
Deadline: May 1, 2013
Grants will support nonprofit, grassroots community-organizing groups in the United States working to further social and environmental justice and support sustainable and just-food systems.
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