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2013 CSNAP Student Conference
November 1-2, 2013
Community College in Charlote, NC
Network Regional Meetings
RSVP deadline: July 15th
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)
Lunch is provided. Driving and parking instructions are now posted to the Network Meetings web page.
NC Campuses Against Hunger Conference
September 6-7, 2013
Assign a Team Leader
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 to
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.
UNC to Host 2013 Resolve to Fight Poverty Conference
The National Student Campaign Against Hunger & Homelessness recently announced that their next Resolve to Fight Poverty Conference will be at UNC Chapel Hill from October 4-6, 2013.This conference is the largest gathering of students working on hunger and homelessness, bringing together over 300 students from across the U.S. to work with some of the top experts, activists, and organizers in the country.
The 2013 conference will focus on four specific issue areas including hunger; housing and homelessness; globalization and trade; and natural disaster recovery efforts. Stay posted to NSCAHH website for details.
Appalachian State Completes First Year of Innovative Board Fellows Program
In fall 2012, ACT (Appalachian and the Community Together) launched the Board Fellows Program at Appalachian State University. The program matches undergraduate students with a local non- profit advisory board. This experience provides students the opportunity to be exposed to community leadership, non-profit management and governance and gain valuable skills and experience as future community leaders.
Fellows commit to one year serving as a non-voting member on a local nonprofit board of directors and getting insight into the administrative operations behind one of the university's many unique and active Community Partners. The Fellows cohort also meet throughout the year to discuss nonprofit leadership and other critical issues in the sector.
The first cohort consisted of 10 Fellows placed at 9 non-profits. According to 2012-13 Fellow, Shady Kimzey, "It has been highly encouraging to be a member of a group where each individual is both business and socially minded. I have learned not only how to be a better Public Relations major, but also a better community member in society." Another student, Jay Williams says that "Of all the enriching elements of my time at Appalachian, none have meant more than the opportunities to enrich those around us through partnerships such as the Board Fellows."
However, the program is not just beneficial to the students as evidenced by the reflections of Jennifer Grubb, Executive Director of Western Youth Network, an organization that provides prevention and intervention programs for youth in the High Country region. She stated that "Our Board Fellow brings us so much energy, and he has brought fresh ideas to our group. I have been so impressed with his professionalism!" ACT is currently accepting applications for the 2013-14 cohort.
Learn more here: http://act.appstate.edu/asu-board-fellows.
Job Opening & Volunteer Opportunity
Assistant Director for Training and Student Development, DukeEngage, Duke University
DukeEngage knows that thoughtful preparation and follow-up to student civic engagement activities can be the difference between creating simply summer programs vs. creating meaningful, transformative experiences. The Assistant Director for Training and Student Development is responsible for conceptualizing and implementing training and student development initiatives for both the preparation of students undertaking DukeEngage and for their transitions back to Duke. In addition, this role supports the programming staff in their training and student development efforts.
Candidate should have a minimum Bachelor's degree, Master's Degree preferred. Certification from an accredited training organization, e.g., American Society for Training and Development and membership in professional organizations for cross-cultural educators, e.g., NAFSA, SIETAR, etc. a plus. Prior experience teaching, managing cross-cultural training functions and/or coordinating experiential or service-learning programs preferred. Work requires strong communication and organizational skills, and a desire to be part of high-functioning team. Availability for evening, weekend, and travel required.
Full job description (requisition # 400729030)
Volunteer Position Opening - Editor of the Journal of Public Deliberation
Application deadline is August 15, 2013
The Deliberative Democracy Consortium (DDC) and the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2), who work in partnership to jointly support the Journal of Public Deliberation (JPD), are beginning a search to find the next editor for the journal. This peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary publication appeals to practitioners, academics and emerging professionals interested in the public participation around the world. It is the leading journal in the rapidly growing field of deliberative public participation.
Those interested in assuming the editorship of JPD are encouraged to contact via email:
Matt Leighninger, Executive Director
Deliberative Democracy Consortium (Washington, DC)
Volunteering as a Pathway to Employment
Released by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), this new report establishes an association between volunteering and employment in the U.S. One key finding: Volunteers have a 27 percent higher likelihood of finding a job after being out of work than non-volunteers.
Civic Work, Civic Lessons
This new book by Thomas Ehrlich and Ernestine Fu explains how and why people of all ages, and particularly young people, should engage in public service as a vocation or avocation. Click here to download a flyer to receive a 20% off discount (valid until 12/31/2013).
Bringing Theory to Practice's The Civic Series
This series from AAC & U is composed of five monographs (see below) appearing from 2012-2014 with writings by civic scholars and institutional leaders that are intended to stimulate campus conversations and action steps.
- Civic Provocations
- Civic Values, Civic Practices
- Civic Studies
- Civic Learning and Teaching
- Civic Engagement, Civic Development and Higher Education
More Than Good Neighbors
This article, published by the National Association of College & University Business Officers, argues that increased civic and economic outreach can strengthen an anchor institution's already stabilizing community influence.
10 Tips for Assessing Project-Based Learning
Downloadable guide intended to inspire and expand thinking about effective
assessment for project-based learning. Published by Edutopia.
The Growth of Community-Based Participatory Research
Community-based participatory research, or CBPR, has become a significant part of the way the nation's future health care leaders in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars program are being trained.
2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book shows progress, setbacks for North Carolina's children
The 2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book recently released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks North Carolina 35th in the nation for overall child well-being. In the report's four subcategories, North Carolina falls in the middle of the pack for Education (27), and lags behind in Family and Community (36), Health (34) and Economic Well-Being (38).
Community Partners' Assessment of Service Learning in an Interpersonal and Small Group Communication Course
Serve on the 2014 IMPACT Conference National Planning Committee
Application Deadline: Monday, July 15th
The Impact Conference is historically the largest gathering in the country focused on the civic engagement of college students in community service, service-learning, community-based research, advocacy, and other forms of social action.
The 2014 conference planning is beginning and they are looking for an energetic and passionate group of undergraduate and graduate students, service-learning professionals, and nonprofit members to join this year's planning committee.
We are looking for individuals to serve on the following committees:
- Keynote Speakers
- Social Activities
PLANNING COMMITTEE INFORMATION
If you are interested and want to be a part of this exciting conference, please visit the PLANNING COMMITTEE ROLES AND EXPECTATIONS to learn more about each committee!
If you are ready to apply, please fill out the PLANNING COMMITTEE APPLICATION by Monday, July 15th at 5pm EDT.
For questions about the conference, planning committee, or how to apply, please email Kristen Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VISTA Program Alums Needed to Mentor New VISTAs!
Over the past decade, more than 200 people have served as an NC Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA. If you are one of them - we need your help! We are seeking generous, committed VISTA alums who are willing to mentor a new VISTA.
You've been through VISTA, you've worked on a campus, and you've gone on to do other great things - please help a young national service member by sharing your wisdom and experience! In this second year of the VISTA mentoring project, we want to connect each new VISTA with a local Campus Compact VISTA alum. The program is informal and the commitment is very manageable: just have 3 contacts in the fall and 3 contacts in the spring - including at least one in-person meeting sometime during the project year.
If you would like to be an alumni mentor, please contact Chad Fogleman, program coordinator, at 336-278-7197 or email@example.com.
National Civic Engagement Opportunities
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.
National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) Tech Tuesday Webinar on WeJIT
Tuesday, July 16, at 3pm EST
Tech Tuesday is a new initiative from NCDD focused on online technology.
WeJITis Democrasoft's unique platform for self-contained, "portable," topic-based collaborations.
Third Annual President's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge
September 23-24, 2013, Washington, D.C.
Presidents of colleges and universities from across the country are invited to bring up to 5 campus representatives to this event, with sessions hosted by Georgetown University and a reception for college presidents at the White House.
The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award Call for Nominations
Deadline: October 1, 2013
Sponsored by AAC & U, the K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others; and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning. The award honors the work of K. Patricia Cross, Professor Emerita of Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley.
Eastern Region Campus Compact's Conference
MOVING US FORWARD: Aligning Civic and Community Engagement with Mission and Institutional Effectiveness
October 23-25, 2013, Philadelphia Downtown Marriott
MLK Day Lead Organizer Grants
Deadline: July 17th
Youth Service America and CNCS will provide MLK Day Lead Organizer grants to organizations for Martin Luther King Day of Service (Monday, January 20, 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. MLK Day Lead Organizers will also receive ongoing training and technical assistance.
Global Youth Service Day Lead Agency Grants
Deadline: July 17th
Youth Service America and State Farm will support up to 100 Global Youth Service Day Lead Agencies for GYSD 2014 (April 11-13, 2014). GYSD Lead Agencies are local, regional or statewide organizations that increase the scale, visibility, and impact of Global Youth Service Day by leading GYSD activities in their city, region, and/or state. GYSD Lead Agencies receive a $2,000 grant provided by State Farm, a travel stipend to attend the Youth Service Institute (a $1,000+ value), and ongoing training and technical assistance.
Fish and Wildlife Service
Deadline: July 31st
The Youth Engagement, Education, and Employment Programs offer support to provide experiential, education, and employment opportunities for youth of all ages (pre-K through early adult life) to participate in conservation activities.
Open Meadows Foundation
Deadline: August 15th
Grants up to $2,000 for projects that are designed and implemented by women and girls, reflect the diversity of the community served, promote building community power, promote racial, social, economic and environmental justice, and have limited financial access, or have encountered obstacles in their search for funding. Small and start-up organizations are strongly encouraged to apply. (Organizational budget should not exceed $150,000.)
Office Depot Foundation
Deadline: October 31st
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.
Calls for Proposals/Papers
Advances in Service-Learning Research (2014 volume in the series)
"Service-Learning Pedagogy: How Does It Measure Up?"
Call for Chapters
Abstract Deadline: July 15th
View past volumes in the series here. Intent to submit a manuscript, including a working title and 100-150 word abstract, should be sent to Virginia Jagla at firstname.lastname@example.org. Complete manuscripts are due by September 1, 2013.
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
Call for Papers for The International Undergraduate Journal for Service-Learning, Leadership, and Social Change