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Alternative Service Experiences Institute
Registration Deadline: June 5th
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.
NC Campuses Against Hunger Conference
September 6-7, 2013
Assign a Team Leader
Deadline: June 1st
All CAOs and CSAOs have been invited to assign a team leader for this next hunger conference. Your assistance in ensuring campus participation is appreciated.
Register to Attend
Deadline (early registration): August 9th
This conference, at Wake Forest University, will 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
Visit the 2013 conference website to register and learn more.
Other NC Campus Compact Happenings
Newest Issue of Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Now Available
Join the over 1000 individuals registered readers of Partnerships to view the latest issue here. Partnerships is a multi-disciplinary, open access peer reviewed journal, exploring "effective partnerships between students, faculty, community agencies, administrators, disciplines" in higher education.
2nd Annual Documentary Film Shorts Competition
Students are invited to create a 5-15 minute documentary short that illuminates the theme: Campus-community partnerships positively impact local problems. The grand prize entry will receive $250. Winning entry and finalist films featured at the Compact's November 2, 2013, CSNAP student conference to be held at Central Piedmont Community College.
Appalachian State Hosts 3rd Annual Stone Soup "Essential Tools for Today's Nonprofits"
On May 14, the ACT program at Appalachian State University partnered with a number of High Country organizations to host this one day learning and networking event for local nonprofits.
- Legal issues facing nonprofits
- Fundraising and annual giving
- Major gifts and capital campaigns
- Board development
- Social media
- Authentic leadership
- Volunteer management
- Campus community partnerships via service-learning
- Grant writing
Professional fundraising coach and consultant Sandy Rees was the keynote speaker and leader of multiple workshops. Nonprofit legal specialist, Dianne Chipps Bailey, was also be on hand delivering workshops related to nonprofit compliance and other legal issues facing nonprofits.
Warren Wilson College Makes "Real Food Campus Commitment"
Warren Wilson and Sodexo Dining Services have partnered to become the first college in the Southeast to sign the agreement. The national Real Food Challenge seeks to ensure that by 2020 at least 20 percent of college and university food purchases will be in the category of "real food": local, sustainable, humane and fair trade. Warren Wilson plans to double the percentage to 40.
Final 2012 Voting Data Available
CIRCLE Revises 2012 Youth Voter Turnout Numbers
Immediately after the 2012 election, CIRCLE released their own estimates of the turnout rate and estimated an increase in youth voting based on exit poll data available. However, according to their analysis of Census Current Population Survey (CPS) voting data released last week, youth turnout in the 2012 election was 45% for ages 18-29 and 41.2% among 18-24s. Those numbers represent a youth voting decline compared to 2004 and 2008.
Census Releases New Data on 2012 Election
Last week the Census Bureau released data from the November 2012 Current Population Survey Voting and Registration Supplement. They also released the report The Diversifying Electorate--Voting Rates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2012 (and Other Recent Elections).
The data shows that:
- For the first time ever, black voters turned out at a higher rate than white voters: 66.2% of eligible black voters participated, compared to 64.1% of non-Hispanic white voters.
- Voting rates increase with age. In 2012, the percentage of eligible adults who voted ranged from 41.2% for 18- to 24-year-olds, to a high of 71.9% for those 65 and older.
- Black and non-Hispanic white voters continue to lead in turnout. In 2012, both Hispanic and Asian voters voted at a rate of about 48%, trailing black and non-Hispanic white turnout.
- Mobility matters. 11.7% of voters who lived at their current residence for less than one year cited "registration problems" as a reason for not voting--compared to 5.5% of all voters.
- The "gender gap" in voting persists. In every presidential election since 1996, women have voted at higher rates than men. In 2012, the spread was about 4 percentage points, and widest among black voters at 9 percentage points.
IARSCLE 2013 Award Nominations Due May 24th
The Distinguished Research Award recognizes any researcher who has a distinguished record of research and scholarly contributions on service-learning and community engagement.
The Early Career Research Award recognizes outstanding early career contributions to scholarship on service-learning and community engagement.
The Dissertation Award recognizes a dissertation that advances research on service-learning and/or community engagement through rigorous and innovative inquiry.
Ten $500 Graduate Student Scholarships are provided by the Association on a competitive basis for support to attend the conference. One of those ten is especially for an international graduate student who is not based in the US.
National Campus Compact Events
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
Connecticut Campus Compact Releases Three New Online Publications on Civic Learning and Scholarship
Teaching Civic Engagement - From Student to Active Citizen
This book provides an exploration of key theoretical discussions, innovative ideas, and best practices in educating citizens in the 21st century. Edited by Alison Rios Millett McCartney, Elizabeth A. Bennion, and Dick Simpson, this book addresses theoretical debates over the place of civic engagement education in political science. It offers pedagogical examples in several subfields, including evidence of their effectiveness and models of appropriate assessment.
Their is also a website offered as an additional resource and extension of the book. Learn more
Learning Through Serving
Stylus Publishing recently released a new and expanded edition of this book designed to help students understand and reflect on their community service experiences both as individuals and as citizens of communities in need of their compassionate expertise. It will assist faculty in facilitating student development of compassionate expertise through the context of service in applying disciplinary knowledge to community issues and challenges.
International Student's Cultural Adjustments Experienced in Service-Learning
Kara C. Adams interviewed five international students from different regions of Asia who had participated in service-learning at Seattle University.
1) These international students adjust between collectivistic and individualistic orientations during their service-learning experiences.
2) International students, who speak English as a second language, practice skills and gain confidence to speak English.
3) Through service-learning, international students are able to develop friendships with classmates and community members.
Read the full document here.
General Civic Engagement Opportunities
Carnegie Classification Application Form Now Available
Deadline: June 30th
The request for application form for the Carnegie Classification is now available.
2nd Annual Forum on Social Entrepreneurship and the Liberal Arts"Social Entrepreneurship in the Liberal Arts" What's Working and What Isn't?"
June 10-13, 2013
Middlebury College's Breadloaf Campus, Middlebury, VT
The forum is designed for faculty and staff working to promote social entrepreneurship in their own institutions and for those who are looking to learn from peers in this field.
Detroit Metro Alternative Break Citizenship school (ABCs)
Wednesday, June 26 - Friday, June 28
Registration Deadline: May 24th
One of four national Break Away conferences this summer, this is an opportunity for the professional leadership of alternative break programs to gather, concurrent with the student leaders who participate at the ABCs, to discuss innovation and best practices on a national level.
The Washington Center's Higher Education Civic Engagement Award
Deadline: May 24th
The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars's Higher Education Civic Engagement 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 (ages 13-22). Ten winners will 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 October We Day youth empowerment event in Minnesota.
Application deadline: June 16th
This program trains youth (ages 16-22) to combat critical issues facing young people today. Fifty-one Ambassadors, one per state, will receive a $1000 grant, support, advocacy training in Washington, DC, and guidance for their respective service projects.
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students
Deadline: July 15, 2013 (for Fall 2013)
This fellowship, based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute. PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.
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. Learn more
Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change
Deadline: May 24th
The Challenge for Change offers US residents ages 18-25 the chance to share how you want to spark positive change in your community or the world. Everybody wins! Just for entering, you will receive a $25 gift card to help you support a project that inspires you. 20 finalists will receive a Microsoft Surface with Windows RT and Office Home and Student 2013 RT1 to help create their winning video entry. 5 grand prize winners will receive: an all-expenses paid volunteer trip to Kenya, $2,500 cash prize, and a Microsoft technology bundle. Learn more
Bringing Theory to Practice
Deadline: June 14th
Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP) invites proposals for projects that will promote engaged learning, civic development and engagement, and psychosocial well-being of college and university students. They are especially interested in efforts that will enable students to have transformational educational experiences, and proposals for how institutions can transform and sustain their priorities and practices. Proposals accepted for Seminar Grants (up to $1,000) and Program Development Grants (up to $10,000).
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. Learn more
Nominate Your Community Partner!
The Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation
Deadline: July 1st
This award is given each fall to a nonprofit organization that best demonstrates Drucker's definition of innovation: "change that creates a new dimension of performance." The award has been given annually since 1991 and is accompanied by a first-place prize of $100,000. Learn more
Office Depot Foundation
Deadline: October 31st
The Office Depot Foundation supports nonprofit organizations, government agencies, libraries, and schools that bring systemic change to the communities they serve. The Foundation provides grants averaging $1,000 in three distinct categories. The focus of the "Giving Children Tools for Success" category is on activities that give young people tools to succeed in school and in life through education and inspiration. The "Building Capacity to Serve Communities" category targets programs that help nonprofit organizations to serve the needs of their communities efficiently. The purpose of the "Disaster Preparedness, Relief, Recovery, and Rebuilding" category is to support efforts that help people and communities prepare for disasters and rebuild and recover when disasters occur. Learn more
Calls for Proposals/Papers
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
Community-Campus Partnerships for Health 2014 Conference
"From Rhetoric to Reality: Achieving Authentic, Equitable & Transformative Partnerships"
April 30-May 3, 2014, Chicago, IL
Deadline: September 30th