Registration is Now Open for the Alternative Service Experiences Institute
On June 18-19, 2013 at High Point University, NC Campus Compact is sponsoring an Institute to assist campuses in facilitating alternative break service trips.
Visit the Institute website for details and to register.
Happy National Volunteer Appreciation Week! April 21-27, 2013
This week was first established by President Nixon in 1974. The purpose was to recognize the millions of dedicated Americans who volunteer during the year in an effort to make the world a better place.
Deliberative Dialogue Training
Registration is still open for the free Deliberative Dialogue moderator training at Elon University. We are excited to partner with the Environmental Leadership Center and the Service Program office at Warren Wilson College Warren Wilson for training next Wednesday, April 24th.
Moderator Training at Elon University
Partner: The Office of Leadership and Professional Development at Elon University
May 10th (1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
RSVP to Leslie Garvin by May 1st.
A deliberative dialogue is a technique used by the National Issues Forum Institute to explore diverse views and experiences related to a specific issue. Learn more here.
National Campus Compact Events
The Engaged Campus: Driving Innovation Through Partnerships Conference
May 19-21, 2013, Dearborn Inn, Dearborn, MI
Diving In: Campus Compact's Institute for New Civic and Community Engagement Professionals
June 5-7, 2013, St. Mary's University, San Antonio, TX
3rd Annual Eastern Regional Campus Compact Conference
Moving Us Forward: Aligning Civic and Community Engagement with Mission and Institutional EffectivenessConference website
October 23-25, 2013, Philadelphia Marriott, Philadelphia, PA
Register Now for the Carnegie Community Engagement Elective Classification Peer Development Network
Registration deadline: May 3rd
Campus Compact is pleased to announce a 10-session Peer Development Network to support campuses in determining whether the Carnegie Classification is attainable for them, structuring their self-study processes, and addressing challenges encountered throughout the application process. This series is offered by Eastern Region Campus Compact.
Campuses pay one registration fee for the 10 sessions ($150 for Campus Compact members; $450 for non-Campus Compact members) that covers up to six individuals per campus. Register here: http://erccpdn.weebly.com/index.html
Registrations received after May 3 will be accepted on a case by case basis only. No registrations will be accepted after July 1, 2013.
The Peer Development Network (PDN) creates a cohort environment among participating campuses. The PDN will be guided through three phases to support their Carnegie Classification application:
* Phase 1: Content Webinars National leaders will explain of the application framework, feasible assessment methods, and model application processes. These webinars are timed so that participants can make informed decisions about whether to apply before Carnegie's application window concludes.
* Phase 2: Peer Development Institute (Mid July through mid October 2013)
* Phase 3: Ongoing State-Focused Support (mid October 2013 through Carnegie application deadline, April 2014)
Your Help is Needed for National Study on Campus Community Service Centers
Campus Compact is collaborating with the New England Research Center of Higher Education (NERCHE) to complete the second phase of a national study on campus community service centers. A year ago, researchers Dr. Marshall Welch and Dr. John Saltmarsh began Phase I of this study by surveying the directors of campus centers that had received the Carnegie Classification of Community Engagement.
Phase II of the study will expand the survey to include campus community engagement centers that are members of Campus Compact. The information gleaned from the second phase of the study will help create an assessment tool that centers and Campus Compact affiliates can use in their strategic planning as well as an empirically based rubric of current and innovative practices concerning the infrastructure of campus community engagement centers. The information will also be broken down by type of institution so campus centers (e.g. public research universities, faith-based colleges) can refer to comparable programs.
A separate invitation and link to complete the survey will be sent to directly to campus center directors via e-mail. Only ONE representative from each campus should complete the survey. If you receive the survey link and believe there is a more appropriate person to complete it, please forward it to them.
Your cooperation and participation will make a significant contribution to the field as well as provide useful information for centers in our state. This study has received approval from the Institutional Review Board at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. Only aggregate data are provided in the profile results and no individual center or campus will be or can be identified. It will take about 30-minutes to complete the survey.
Thank you, in advance, for your time and consideration.
"Partnering in Tough Times: Service-Learning for Economic Vitality"
California Campus Compact recently released a publication based on the results and lessons of their Social Innovation Generation: California Recovery and Renewal Initiative, funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Download here.
Mark your Calendars: 2013 North Carolina Campuses Against Hunger Conference
On September 6-7, 2013 we invite you to attend the 2nd annual NC Campuses Against Hunger Conference at Wake Forest University. The goal is to engage campuses in North Carolina to end hunger by uniting students, faculty, staff, and professionals in an intellectual, action-focused environment that develops a greater understanding of hunger issues and works towards collaborative, systemic solutions.
Sponsors: Wake Forest University Campus Life and Institute for Public Engagement, NC Campus Compact, Stop Hunger Now, the Center for Student Leadership, Ethics, and Public Service at NC State, and Universities Fighting World Hunger will host the second annual NC Campus Against Hunger conference.
Visit the 2013 conference website to learn more.
2nd Annual Documentary Film Shorts Competition
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. Questions? Contact Leslie Garvin.
General Civic Engagement Opportunities
Sign up to host a bake sale or find a bake sale to raise funds to help make No Kid Hungry a reality.
The Jefferson Awards for Public Service: Youth Service Challenge
Deadline: April 30th
Youth between the ages of 13 and 25 are encouraged to submit a successful service project they have completed for a chance to gain local and national recognition, earn awards & cash prizes, or even a trip to Washington DC to be recognized at the Jefferson Awards National Gala.
2013 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty
Deadline: April 26th
This award recognizes early career faculty who are pre-tenure at tenure-granting campuses or early career--within the first six years--at campuses with long-term contracts, who connects his or her teaching, research, and service to community engagement.
NSLVE Deadline Extension
Deadline: May 15th
The deadline for your campus to join the National Study of Learning, Voting, & Engagement (NSLVE) initiative has been extended.
The Washington Center's Higher Education Civic Engagement Award
Deadline: May 24th
The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, an independent nonprofit educational organization, invites nominations for its 2013 Higher Education Civic Engagement Award. The award recognizes institutions that are achieving breadth and depth of civic engagement through sustained and mutually transformational partnerships that define and address issues of public concern at any level from the local to the global.
Amway's Who Cares Challenge: Youth Leadership Contest
Deadline: June 5th
Amway will honor 10 youth changemakers in the United States and Canada. The contest is open to youth ages 13 - 22. Applicants will be narrowed down through public voting to a group of 100 entries. Charity partner Free The Children will then select 10 winners to receive $10,000 each to give to the nonprofit organization of their choice. Five grand prize winners from among those 10 will also receive a trip for themselves and a companion to Free The Children's next We Day youth empowerment event in Minnesota on October 8, 2013.
Appalachian State University Seeks Assistant Director for Community Service
The ACT (Appalachian & the Community Together) Assistant Director for Community Service works to strengthen and expand ACT's Alternative Break programs (known locally at Appalachian as Alternative Service Experiences - ASE), including both domestic and international efforts. The Assistant Director manages the recruitment, selection, and training of all student ASE Peer Leaders, and faculty & staff Learning Partners. This position works collaboratively with many offices and academic departments, in particular the Office of International Education and Development (OIED) and is responsible for ensuring the safety & risk management protocol for all break programs. Other ASE related responsibilities include oversight of ACT scholarship processes, and the annual service photo contest. Additionally, this staff member will help supervise and coordinate the educational efforts of one Graduate Assistant. This position will also hold oversight of two ACT major events (TBD), and partial oversight of other major events as needed, as well as serve as the main liaison with the Service & Leadership Residential Learning Community. The Assistant Director will informally teach student development and program planning principles to student leaders, graduate assistants, and interns.
For complete job description, visit: http://act.appstate.edu/ACTAssistantDirectorAnnouncement
Calls for Proposals/Papers
International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IJRSLCE)
Call for Manuscripts
Deadline: May 15th
3rd Annual Eastern Region Campus Compact Conference
Moving Us Forward: Aligning Civic and Community Engagement with Mission and Institutional Effectiveness
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, October 23-25, 2013
Call for Workshop & Poster Proposals
Deadline: May 28th
Virtual Conference 2013
"Beyond the Classroom: Applying Literacy to Promote Equity"
October 31st- November 2nd
Deadline: May 31st
Call for Virtual Posters
Click to submit a poster proposal here.
Call for Presenters
Deadline: June 1st
Click to submit a proposal here.
Call for Papers for The International Undergraduate Journal for Service-Learning, Leadership, and Social Change
International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship
Call for Papers
Deadline: August 20th
Target Store Grants for Childhood Reading Initiatives
Deadline: April 30th
Early Childhood Reading grants support programs that foster a love of reading and encourage young children, preschool through third grade, to read together with their families. Grants of $2,000 are provided in both categories.
Lawrence Foundation Grants 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. Learn more
Ben & Jerry's Foundation Seeks Proposals for Social and Environmental Justice Project
Deadline: May 1st
Grants support nonprofit, grassroots community-organizing groups working to further social and environmental justice and support sustainable and just-food systems.
2013 Ford College Community Challenge "Building Sustainable Communities" Grants
Deadline: May 6th
The challenge is designed to work with colleges to catalyze student-led, community-building projects that address pressing local needs. Winning proposals must address, in some creative way, a tangible, unmet community need and propose a solution that will help build a sustainable community. Ten proposals and the winning schools or student organizations will receive a $25,000 grant to implement their ideas.
Dollar General Youth Literacy Grants
Deadline: May 23rd
College and universities within twenty miles of a Dollar General store are eligible to apply for grants to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading. Grant funding is provided to assist in implementing new or expanding existing literacy programs; purchasing new technology or equipment to support literacy initiatives; and/or purchasing books, materials, or software for literacy programs. Maximum grant amount is $4,000. http://bit.ly/ZwiPXX
BI-LO Winn-Dixie Foundation
Deadline: June 30th
The Foundation's primary focus is to provide funding to organizations that address hunger but also funds a limited number of programs focused on health, education, women, and children.
Other Civic Engagement Happenings
NC Service Learning Coalition Offers Two Free Area Trainings
PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR K-12 PARTNERS!
2013 Triad Area Regional Service-Learning Training
Saturday, April 27th, 8am to 4pm
Jamestown Middle School
301 Haynes Road, Jamestown NC 27407
2013 Southeastern Regional Service-Learning Training
Tuesday May 7th, 2013, 8am to 1pm
E.A. Laney High School
2700 North College Road, Wilmington NC 28405
For more information, visit the website.
Community College National Center for Community Engagement
22nd Annual International Conference
May 21-24, 2013, DoubleTree Paradise Valley Resort, Scottsdale, AZ
Registration Deadline is April 29, 2013
Frontiers of Democracy: Innovations in Civic Practice, Theory, and Education
July 18th, Tufts University, Medford, MA