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North Carolina Campus Compact Digest                                                   September 2013

In This Issue
Recommended Reads
Help Colorado
Idealist Grad Fair
Young Innovator Prize
Emerging Issues Prize
Cross Award
Related Links
NCCC Events
Member Opportunities
C.E. Events
NERCHE Think Tank
Network Jobs
Calls for Proosals
Grants & Funding

Recommended Reads 


Doing Good is Good for You: 2013 Health and Volunteering Study


New study from UnitedHealth Group and the Optum Institute reveals that U.S. adults who volunteer report that they feel better, both physically and emotionally, than adults who do not volunteer. The study also illustrates that employers benefit from employees who volunteer in terms of better employee health and in professional-skills development that employees use in the workplace.



2013 Millennial Impact Report


This new guide released by the Millennial Impact Project is an initiative of Achieve that helps organizations learn how to engage the Millennial generation.    


We are the Ones We've Been Waiting For
by Peter Levine (Oxford University Press)


This new book "analyzes and advocates a new citizen-centered politics capable of tackling problems that cannot be fixed in any other way." Peter Levine was a keynote speaker for NC Campus Compact's 2013 Civic Engagement Institute and PACE Conference.

How to Help Colorado Flood Victims

The official website with recommended charities and local organizations is: www.HelpColoradoNow.org 


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,



Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize
Deadline: November 8th


Grinnell College is seeking nominations of young innovators under the age of 40 who have demonstrated leadership in their fields and who show creativity, commitment and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change. No affiliation with Grinnell College is required.

SECU Emerging Issues Prize for Innovation


The Emerging Issues Institute and State Employees Credit Union will award four $50,000 prizes in education, health, the natural and built environments, and economy as they relate to improving the teacher experience and North Carolina's education systems.  They are soliciting students at two- and four-year colleges and universities throughout North Carolina to develop new and innovative ways to support our state's K-12 teachers.


Important Dates 

October 9th - Informational webinar, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Register for this webinar here.

December 1st - Deadline for submitting proposals and videos

 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.






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

NC Campus Compact Upcoming Events


CSNAP (Citizenship, Service, Networking & Partnerships) Conference
November 1-2, 2013, Queens University of Charlotte and Central Piedmont Community College


CSNAP is the oldest and largest conference in the Southeast focused on developing college students to be effective leaders and participants in civic engagement.


Call for Proposals
Deadline - October 7th


Early registration ends on October 7th. Registrations submitted between October 8th -18th will incur a $15 late fee. Registration closes on October 18th.



PACE (Pathways to Achieving Civic Engagement) Conference
February 5, 2014, UNC Wilmington, Wilmington, NC

The PACE Conference provides faculty, staff, administrators and community stakeholders with research, resources and best practice models for every aspect of civic engagement work.


Call for Proposals
Deadline - November 4th

Registration opens on November 15th.

NC Campus Compact Opportunities
(Members Only)


Community Impact Student Award
Deadline - October 4th
This award recognizes one student per member institution who exhibits outstanding leadership and innovative approaches in their civic engagement efforts.
Awarded annually to one student who demonstrates innovation in civic engagement, creating foundations that expand partnerships amongst communities, campuses, and individuals.  Must be in their final year of school.  

Civic Engagement Institute "Anchoring Community Vitality: Linking Campus Community Engagement and Economic Development"
(For members only)
February 4th, 2014, UNC Wilmington, Wilmington, NC
Registration opens on November 15th.  Stay posted to the CEI website for updates.
Mark Your Calendars!  
Upcoming Civic Engagement Events

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

Sponsored by the National Student Campaign Against Hunger & Homelessness.




Evaluating Anchor Institutions' Work in Their Community
"The Anchor Dashboard: Aligning Institutional Practice to Meet Low-Income Needs" Webcast

October 2, 1:00 - 3:00 pm (ET)


Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) this webcast features a recent white paper from the Democracy Collaborative at the University of Maryland. 


Learn more


NC Service-Learning Coalition's
2nd Annual Statewide Service-Learning Summit

"Making a Difference Together"
October 18, 2013, NC State McKimmon Center, Raleigh, NC
Registration deadline: October 10th 

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


Learn more



Campus Compact of the Mountain West
Engagement Academy
February 19-21, 2014, University of Northern Colorado


Learn more




NERCHE Virtual Think Tank
"Assessing and Rewarding Civic Engagement"3-part series


The New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) Virtual Think Tanks are webinars, or virtual discussions, designed to engage higher education practitioners in the exploration of collaborative change processes which address social justice in a diverse democracy.


As campuses continue to shift their policies and practices so that they more fully embrace their commitment to civic engagement, important efforts have emerged to identify rigorous sets of outcomes on a campus-wide basis as well as within the curricular and co-curricular realm. This series will explore various ways in which this institutional commitment takes shape on campus, exploring outcomes across the institution as a whole, within individual classrooms and/or student affairs sponsored activities, and within the faculty reward system.



The Carnegie Foundation Elective Community Engagement Classification: Strategies and Approaches for Documenting Engagement

Emily Janke (UNC -Greensboro)

John Saltmarsh (NERCHE)


Civic Learning Outcomes that Matter: In the Workplace and in Public Life

Caryn McTighe Musil (AAC&U)


Academic Personnel Review and Engagement


Michael Bernstein (Tulane University


Total cost is $810 for the series.  Learn more here.

CC logoJobs in the Campus Compact Network 
Calls for Proposals/Papers 


25th Annual National Service-Learning Conference
April 9-12, 2014, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington D.C.
Call for Proposals
Deadline: September 27th

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    



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



Office Depot Foundation

Deadline: October 31st


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

  1.  "Giving Children Tools for Success"  
  2. "BuildingCapacity to Serve Communities" 
  3. "Disaster Preparedness, Relief, Recovery, and Rebuilding"

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 


AAC & U Bringing Theory to Practice Grants
Engaged Learning, Civic Engagement & Development, and Psychosocial Well-Being of College Students

Deadline: December 15th and March 15th


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.


Learn more