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North Carolina Campus Compact Digest                                                   June 2013

In This Issue
Recommended Reads
NC Service-Learning
Campus Mentors
Pen to Paper
Related Links
Network Meetings
New VISTA sites
Network Meetings
Hunger Conference
Film Competition
ERCC 2013
Carnegie Classification
Calls for Proosals
Awards & Contests
Grants & Funding

Recommended Reads 

 -Diversity & Democracy - Spring 2013 (AAC & U)


Rules Of Engagement: How Students Can Learn Well And Do Good

-  Blog post in Forbes Magazine (President David Skorton, Cornell University)


Anchor Institutions: An Interpretive Review Essay assesses the growing body of research and writing on anchor institutions.


research-based toolkit for communities working to raise graduation rates and better support children and youth from birth through college. Released by America's Promise Alliance in collaboration with Civic Enterprises and the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University's School of Education.


Community gardens may produce more than vegetables: Study suggests health benefits beyond nutrition 


Community College Enrollment a Hindrance to Bachelor's Completion?
This is part of a series of reports tracking Illinois college students' postsecondary outcomes longitudinally from 2003 through 2010. In this study, matched students who transferred from Illinois community colleges were compared to students who entered and matriculated through Illinois four-year institutions to determine if there was a disadvantage for transfer students in terms of bachelor's degree completion. Policy implications with regards to community college transfer students and the Illinois longitudinal data system are presented. (Illinois Education Research Council)


Service-Learning Can Fuel an Interest in STEM fields
Based on a project that examined 19 schools, the National Center for Learning and Citizenship (NCLC) gathered information on the relationship between STEM-focused service-learning and student interest and performance in STEM-related courses and careers. The findings of this evaluation suggest that STEM-related service-learning is a powerful tool for schools to use to drive student performance and interest in STEM fields.




On Measuring Community Participation in Research


Active participation of community partners in research aspects of community academic partnered projects is often assumed to have a positive impact on the outcomes of such projects. This article uses semi-structured interview and survey data to outline two complementary approaches to measuring the level of community participation in research that differentiates between the levels of community participation and a Community Engagement in Research Index (CERI) that offers a multidimensional view of community engagement in the research process. The primary goal of this article is to present and compare these approaches, discuss their strengths and limitations, summarize the lessons learned, and offer directions for future research.


Two NC High Schools Win Project Ignition Grants

Two schools in NC join eight other schools nationwide who will receive continued funding of $2,500 to expand upon their campaigns to reduce risky driving attitudes and behaviors using service-learning. In addition, each will receive $5,000 to participate in the 25th Annual National Service-Learning ConferenceŽ, hosted by National Youth Leadership Council in April 2014 in Washington, D.C. Project Ignition - a service-learning teen driver safter program sponsored by State Farm and initially awarded $2,000 to 25 schools nationwide last year but only 10 were selected for continued funding.



Congratulations to E. A. Laney High School, Wilmington, NC and the Early Middle College at Bennett, Greensboro, NC.


Looking for an Innovative Mentoring Model? Learn about Campus Mentors (Free Webinar)


Campus Mentors is a university-school partnership that targets youth at risk. Its pilot site is located on the campus of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. This model can provide up to 100 placements with local youth at risk right on your campus. Data indicate that the model is effective, cost-efficient, and low-maintenance.


Free Implementation Webinar
June 25, 2013 at noon ET


Click here for more information and to sign up for the webinar, please see or contact Dr. Leah Wasburn-Moses at wasburlh@miamooh.edu.


Indiana Campus Compact Presents:

Pen to Paper: Writing with, for, and about Service Engagement
August 1-2, 2013, Wooded Glen Retreat and Conference Center, Henryville, IN

This academic writing retreat is designed for faculty and staff to focus on their academic/discipline-based writing, receive peer feedback, and explore outlets for which to submit through 1-on-1 contact with academic journal and publishing representatives.



Learn more and register here.






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

Alternative Service Experiences Institute Next Week!
On June 18-19, 2013 at High Point University, faculty, staff, and student leaders from 25 campuses in seven states will join NC Campus Compact to share best practices for facilitating alternative break and short-term service trips. Visit the Institute website for details.
NC Campus Compact to Support 16 AmeriCorps VISTA Programs for 2013-14

Since 2003, NC Campus Compact has sponsored an AmeriCorps VISTA program that places VISTA "volunteers" at member campuses to support community engagement projects that address local, poverty-related needs. In 2013 - 2014, sixteen sites across the state will host NC Campus Compact VISTAs. All of the 16 projects will address one of the priority focus areas identified by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that oversees AmeriCorps programs. The focus areas are education, food security, and economic opportunity. Click here to learn more about the project sites.

Mark Your Calendars!  
NC Campus Compact Summer Network Meetings

Join civic engagement professionals from the NC  Campus Compact network for a professional development session, lunch, and business meeting (in which NC Campus Compact staff share updates about our work), and member campuses share highlights from their past year and announce plans for the new academic year.


Western Network Meeting
August 6, 2013 (10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Lenoir-Rhyne University (Hickory, NC)


Eastern Network Meeting
August 7, 2013 (10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

Meredith College (Raleigh, NC) 


RSVP to Leslie Garvin by July 15th and she will send driving and parking instructions. 

NC Campuses Against Hunger Conference
September 6-7 at Wake Forest University  

Assign a Team Leader
Deadline:  ASAP


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.


Team leader names should be sent, as soon as possible, to goldsn11@wfu.edu . Thank you!


Register to Attend
Deadline (early registration): August 9th   

This conference 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. 

2nd Annual Documentary Film Shorts Competition
Hear For Me

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.
 Third Annual Eastern Region Campus Compact Conference "Moving Us Forward: Aligning Civic and Community Engagement with Mission and Institutional Effectiveness"
October 23-25, 2013, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Proposal Deadline: June 11th 


The mission of this conference is to bring higher education stakeholders together as we seek to align civic and community engagement with campus mission and institutional effectiveness.

Conference goals:

1. Support institutions to stay out in front of emerging trends in higher education, with emphasis on the Carnegie classification for community engagement

2. Work with leaders to advance structural and cultural strategies for rewarding engaged scholarship in promotion and tenure

3. Explore the challenges associated with assessing campus-wide engagement and articulate strategies for shared success

Conference Elements 

 *   ˇ      Preconference Institutes
 *   ˇ      Keynote Speaker
 *   ˇ      Presidential Panel
 *   ˇ      Campus-wide Assessment Summit
 *   ˇ      Workshops
 *   ˇ      Poster Sessions

Visit this link for more conference information and registration.

2015 Community Engagement Elective Classification
Deadline to Request an Application is June 30th!



You must request the application and pay $300 fee by June 30, 2013, to participate in the 2015 review process, with applications due April 15, 2014. Campuses will submit a "Request for Application Form" and payment to Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. When both the "Request for Application Form" and payment are received, the institution will receive a web link to access an electronic application. 


The Request for Application Form is available here. 

Calls for Proposals/Papers 



Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research
Call for Submissions
Deadline: June 30, 2013
The editorial team invites submissions in six categories: (1) Reflective Essays; (2) Analytical Essays; (3) Research done in partnership with a community organization in the form given to that organization, accompanied by a short, reflective essay; (4) Research Articles; (5) Open Category; and (6) Responses to previously published articles.
International Journal of Service-Learning in Engineering  
Call for Papers

Deadline: August 20, 2013

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


Learn more



Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) 13th conference "From Rhetoric to Reality: Achieving Authentic, Equitable & Transformative Partnerships"
April 30-May 3, 2014, Chicago, IL
Call for Proposals
Deadline: September 30th


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Awards & Contests

This year-long Ambassadorship will train youth (ages 16-22) to address critical issues facing youth. Fifty-one Youth Ambassadors will be selected - one per state. Each Ambassador will receive $1,000 grant, travel to a leadership training in Washington, D.C., and ongoing support and guidance as they implement their service projects. 


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.


Grants & Funding




AAC & U 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).

Learn more


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  


David Bohnett Foundation Social Activism Grants
Deadline: June 30th

The Foundation supports innovative organizations that address the following areas: The LGBT Community category focuses on organizations that serve the needs of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered community. The CyberCenters category promotes educational, research, and recreational opportunities for local LGBT communities via access to the Internet. The Gun Violence Prevention category strives to work with policy makers, advocates, and activists to reduce gun violence and promote prevention policies that keep all Americans safe. The Voting category emphasizes voter registration and education. The Animals category focuses on animal language research, service animals, and eliminating rare animal trade.


Learn more



True Hero Grants

Deadline: Rolling until June 30th

Funds for clubs, groups or organizations doing good work in their communities and beyond. A total of $20,000 will be given away to help fund service projects.  

Learn more 


Land o'Lakes Foundation Grants
Deadlines: July 1st and October 1st

Grants will be awarded to organizations working to address hunger, youth education, and arts and culture in rural communities.


Learn more


MLK Day Lead Organizer Grants
Deadline: July 17th

YSA and CNCS will provide MLK Day Lead Organizer grants to organizations for Martin Luther King Day of Service 2014 activities. Lead Organizers will engage youth and adult volunteers on MLK Day, use service as a strategy to meet important community needs, and build partnerships with other organizations in their community to achieve scale, visibility, and impact on MLK Day 2014.  YSA will award between 16 and 64 grants of $1,000, $2,000, $3,000, or $4,000.  


Learn more


Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Domestic Hunger Program

Deadline: July 17th

The goal of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Domestic Hunger Program is to provide relief and development assistance for those who suffer from hunger and injustices related to hunger in the United States. Grants are provided in the following categories: Relief, Sustainable Development, Community Organizing, Education, and Advocacy. Funded projects should have, whenever possible, some formal or informal connection with the ELCA, its synods, congregations, affiliates, or ministries.


Learn more 


Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund

Deadline: August 1st

The Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund is dedicated to enriching the quality of life in company communities, and fostering the understanding that sustainable working forests meet important human needs. Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations that serve a community within a 50-mile radius of a major Weyerhaeuser facility in the U.S. and Canada including Ayden, Charlotte, Elkin, New Bern and Plymouth in North Carolina. The Fund's interest areas include Affordable Housing and Shelter; Education and Youth Development; Environmental Stewardship; and Human Services, Civic, and Cultural Growth.


Learn more



Home Depot Community Impact Grants Program

Deadline: August 13th

Grants of up to $5,000 are made in the form of Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services to support to nonprofit organizations, public schools, and public service agencies that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their communities.


Proposals for the following community improvement activities will be considered: repairs, refurbishments, and modifications to low-income and/or transitional veteran's housing or community facilities (schools, community centers, senior centers, etc.); weatherizing or increasing energy efficiency of low-income and/or transitional veteran's housing or community facilities; and planting trees or community gardens and/or landscaping community facilities that serve veterans. Priority is given to projects for veterans that include housing repairs, modifications, and weatherization work.



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

Lawrence Foundation Grants   
Deadline: November 1st    


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 


The Pollination Project
Deadline - Ongoing 


Makes grants to individual change-makers with an idea and a plan to make their community and their world a better place.  Their goal is to give $1,000 seed grants to individual change makers, 365 days a year.


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.


Learn more