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North Carolina Campus Compact Digest                                                   August 2013

In This Issue
Recommended Reads
Franklin Project
Idealist Grad Fair
Citizen Academy
Lumina Challenge
Related Links
CSNAP Proposals
Engaged Campus Survey
Upcoming Events
9/11 Day of Service
Network Jobs
Calls for Proosals
Grants & Funding

Recommended Reads 


Civic Values, Civic Practices


This second monograph in Bringing Theory to Practice's The Civic Series, is composed of fourteen accessible essays (written by national, international, disciplinary, and interdisciplinary scholars) that address the nature of civic values and their complex connections to profound civic practices that, within an open society, often involve taking risks and challenging conventions. 


Environmental Health Disparities and Environmental Justice Meeting (Research Triangle Park, NC July 2013)


Compilation of links and resources resulting from the gathering. Includes strategies and tools for capacity building, and effectively reaching underserved populations.


The Ethics of International Development: A Video on Voluntourism


Through the Ethics in International Engagement & Service-Learning Project at the University of British Columbia, students composed this compelling video that considers:

  • What do you think you're doing?
  • What are you really doing?

(When you serve abroad). It raises important questions and will certainly be useful in challenging other students and would-be volunteers as they consider international engagement opportunities.  


Diversity and Higher Education: Our Communities Need More Than "Narrowly Tailored" Solutions


(Huffington Post, Aug 2, 2013) Nancy Cantor, Chancellor and President of Syracuse University, reflects on this summer's affirmative action ruling by  the Supreme Court in Fisher v. Texas.



Community-Engaged Scholarship in the Academy: An Action Agenda

Cathy Jordan & Sherril Gelmon (Jul/Aug issue of Change: A Magazine of Higher Learning)


Click the link above for an abstract. It is not available without a subscription so hopefully you can access it via your campus library.


Can Nonprofits Increase voting Amoung Their Clients, Constituents, and Staff?: An Evaluation of the Track the Vote Program


In 2012 Nonprofit VOTE tracked the effectiveness and impact of nonprofits conducting voter engagement. This report presents the findings from the evaluation.

The Franklin Project - University National Service for All Youth


This June individuals from the military, government, higher education, nonprofit organizations, philanthropy and business gathered to discuss The Franklin Project Plan of Action proposed by the Aspen Institute. The core concept of the Plan is that our country must have universal national service available to all young people. The goal is to have 1 million full time civilian service opportunities annually which is on par with the 1 million Americans that serve on active duty in our armed services.

Learn more


Idealist.org Grad Fair October 24th in Charlotte



For students thinking of applying to grad school, this is a great opportunity to meet in person with admissions staff from a variety of programs focused on the public good. The fair is free.


Click here to RSVP and for more information - including a list of all the schools that will be attending,


Citizen Academy: Foundations of Community Engaged Leadership 


Citizen Academy, an online course brought to you by Points of Light and Portland State University, integrates service-learning teaching methods to support students as they develop community engagement projects with partners in their own communities. Students will receive continuing education credits through Portland State. Brandon W. Kliewer, Ph.D., will lead the course as a Points of Light fellow. Kliewer is an assistant professor of civic engagement and director of the American Democracy Project at Florida Gulf Coast University.  The course starts October 1st. 


Learn more

Harris Wofford Youth Award
Deadline: September 8th



YSA's Harris Wofford Youth Award will be given to a young person (age 5 -25) who is based in the U.S. and demonstrates exemplary commitment and action to involve his or her peers in service, youth voice, service-learning or civic engagement activities. The award includes a $500 scholarship and $500 donation to a nonprofit of the winner's choice.

 The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award Call for Nominations 

Deadline: October 1st 


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.



Lumina Foundation Issues Challenge to Improve User Experience of the College Scorecard


Lumina in partnership with InnoCentive, has issued a new crowdsourcing Challenge to improve the user experience of the "College Scorecard," an initiative launched by the federal government last year.

The goal is to provide an easy-to-use, streamlined source of information about college that is appealing to the diverse landscape of potential students. Lumina requests that Solvers reinvent the user experience of the College Scorecard by creating a visual mock-up of how the website, individual college profiles, and college comparison pages would appear, with at least the main webpage and a few key supporting webpages.

There is a guaranteed award of up to $10,000 for the best ideas on how to redesign the Scorecard to better appeal to students, using publicly available data.

Winner(s) will be announced this fall. The full challenge can be found 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

Call for Proposals for CSNAP Student Conference Released


NC Campus Compact seeks workshop proposals for 2013 CSNAP (Citizenship, Service, Networking and Partnerships) conference on November 2nd at Central Piedmont Community College We are seeking proposals for workshop blocks with the following outcomes:

1) Develop leadership skills of students to manage campus-community civic engagement programs on their campuses.
2) Provide models of civic/community engagement projects or programs. We are especially interested in models that are unique, innovative, and sustainable.
The proposal deadline is October 7th. Learn more and submit a proposal here.  Registration opens on September 4th.
Engaged Campus Survey

CC logoAs part of Campus Compact's ongoing efforts to provide members with the highest caliber of comprehensive and cutting edge resources for community engagement, twe are conducting a review of tools currently utilized to assess community engagement.


We ask that you complete a brief survey to help us better understand community engagement assessment activities and needs across the nation. This survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Data collected will be used to update existing assessment resources available from Campus Compact and inform future research and initiatives.


The survey closes on September 2, 2013.

 We appreciate your willingness to provide feedback as we work to develop tools to support your work as a community engagement leader!


 Take the survey

Mark Your Calendars!  
Upcoming Civic Engagement Events
NC Campuses Against Hunger Conference
September 6-7, 2013
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
Registration Deadline: August 30th


Sponsored by 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.

Learn more


Third Annual President's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge
September 23-24, 2013, Washington, D.C.  


Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education


Learn more


National Voter Registration Day
September 24, 2013


Learn more


Resolve to Fight Poverty Conference
October 4-6, 2013
UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Sponsored by the National Student Campaign Against Hunger & Homelessness. 



Strategies to Better Serve Veteran Students Webinar
October 8, 2013 (11 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST) 

Sponsored by Campus Compact of the Mountain West.


Learn more


2013 Lend for America Summit 
October 11-13, 2013, University of Pennsylvania
Early bird registration ends Sept 15. Registration closes on Sept 27.




2nd Annual Statewide Service-Learning Summit
"Making a Difference Together"
October 18, 2013, NC State McKimmon Center, Raleigh, NC
Registration deadline: October 10th 


Sponsored by the NC Service-Learning Coalition.

Learn more


3rd 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

Learn more


International Service Learning Summit: Building a Community of Practice
October 23-25, 2013, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL


Sponsored by the Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies and the Center for Global Engagement, Northwestern University, DukeEngage, and the Center for Social Development and Gephardt Institute for Public Service, Washington University in St. Louis in collaboration with the Building Bridges Coalition.


Learn more



9/11Support for 9/11 National day of Service and Remembrance 


This year marks marks the fifth year that a National Day of Service and Remembrance has honored the lives of those who were lost on September 11, 2001.  


If you are planning to host an event, or would like to plan a project but need help getting started, the Corporation for National and Community Service has resources available to help:

Jobs in the Network 
Opportunities for your Institution 

Participate in the National Assessment of Service and Community Engagement (NASCE)


The Siena College Research Institute invites your institution to participate in the 2013-14 assessment cycle of the NASCE this fall.  The NASCE is a web-based survey for undergraduate students that measures an institution's overall community impact by evaluating the rate, frequency, and depth of student community service activities.


For additional information, including a sample report, an informational booklet, and pricing information, you can visit the NASCE web page here.  As part of an ongoing partnership with North Carolina Campus Compact, all NC Campus Compact member institutions that participate in the assessment will receive a 50% discount.  There are three different periods to administer the NASCE: To participate in late September/October, it is ideal to contract with NASCE by September 1st. You can also choose to launch the survey in November or December, or during spring semester.  


For more information, to have questions answered, or to set up a time to speak about the assessment, contact Pete Cichetti, Assistant Director, National Assessment of Service and Community Engagement (NASCE) at (518) 782-6997 or pcichetti@siena.edu.


Serve as a Learning Partner for the Talloires Network  Youth Economic Participation Initiative


The Talloires Network seeks a learning partner to support the monitoring, evaluation and learning for its global Youth Economic Participation Initiative. This new 4.5-year initiative will support 6 - 8 institutions of higher education in developing countries to demonstrate, document and disseminate best practices for promoting students' transition to employment and entrepreneurship. Learn  more here.



Institutions Wanted for Study on Higher Education's Response to Natural Disasters


Dr. Allison Alden, Director of the Center for Civic Engagement at Binghamton University, is conducting a study to determine how and to what degree institutions of higher education have responded to natural disasters over the last ten years.


Participation is strictly voluntary and responses will appear in aggregate and final results will not include identifying markers.  If your institution is selected as an exemplar of engagement and we would like to identify your institution and provide specific details, your permission will be sought prior to publication.


If you are willing to participate, please complete the survey through this link. Also, if you have any relevant documents such as news articles, syllabi, reports, etc. that will help explain or demonstrate your institution's engagement, please email them to cce@binghamton.edu with "natural disaster study response" in the subject line and a clear indication of who it is from (including the institution). Or you may mail it to the address below. If you have any questions please contact her via the email address or telephone number below.


Dr. Allison Alden, Director

Center for Civic Engagement

Library South Ground 548

Binghamton University

Binghamton, NY 13902-6000


607-777-3099 (FAX)


Calls for Proposals/Papers 


International Journal of Service-Learning in Engineering  

Call for Papers

Deadline: August 20, 2013



Community Development: The Official Journal of the Community Development Society
Special issue: Democratic Practice and Community Development

Call for Proposals

Deadline:  September 1, 2013

Learn more 




Public: A Journal of Imagining America
Issue: A Future-Oriented Democratic Revival

Call for Submissions
Deadline: September 1, 2013

Learn more




2013 Kentucky Engagement Conference
November 6,
2013, Eastern Kentucky University

Call for Proposals

Deadline: September 3, 2013

Autumn 2013 monographic issue on Service-learning and Social Justice
Call for Articles 
Deadline: September 15, 2013

The International Journal of Education for Social Justice (RIEJS)



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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Grants & Funding
For campuses and community partners

Ben & Jerry's Foundation Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program
Deadline: September 13th


This program supports non-profit grassroots, constituent-led organizations across the country that are using direct action, grassroots community-organizing strategies to accomplish their goals. Proposals should align with the Foundation's broad interests in social justice, environmental justice and sustainable food systems. The process starts with the Letter of Interest (LOI). They fund organizations with budgets of $500,000 or less. Grant awards are up to $20,000 for a one-year period.


Learn more


Fund for a Just Society
Deadline: September 16th


A program of the Unitarian Universalist Association, the Fund provides grants to nonprofit organizations that use community organizing to bring about systemic change leading to a more just society and mobilize with those who have been disenfranchised and excluded from resources, power, and the right to self-determination. Consideration is given to projects that are less likely to receive conventional funding because of the innovative or challenging nature of the work or the economic and social status of the constituency.


Learn more


Grants to Promote Humane Education
Deadline: September 22nd


The Pollination Project, in partnership with the

Institute for Humane Education, is offering grant awards in Fall, 2013, for educators, at any level (preschool through post-graduate), to create projects that support their students in making a positive difference in the world. These educators must be committed to bringing forward a just, peaceful, and healthy world through projects that directly promote environmental stewardship, social justice, human rights or animal protection.


Learn more


Land o'Lakes Foundation Grants
Deadline: October 1st

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


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 

DoSomething.org Seed Grants
Deadline: Rolling

A $500 Do Something Seed Grant is given out every week to help young people with projects that are already developed and sustainable, towards the next steps of your project and organization to help you as you look to expand your project and grow your impact.


Office Depot Foundation
Deadline: October 31st


The Foundation provides grants averaging $1,000 in three distinct categories. 

  1. "Giving Children Tools for Success" -  activities that give young people tools to succeed in school and in life through education and inspiration.
  2. "Building Capacity to Serve Communities" - programs that help nonprofit organizations to serve the needs of their communities efficiently. 
  3. "Disaster Preparedness, Relief, Recovery, and Rebuilding" - efforts that help people and communities prepare for disasters and rebuild and recover when disasters occur.