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North Carolina Campus Compact Digest                                                    December 2013

In This Issue
Recommended Reads
NC Volunteer Ranking
Host ABC Institute
NSLC's New Home
Civics Summer Institute
Hostel Give Back
National Voting Study
Summer Trek Pilots
Related Links
Member Opportunities
Congrats to Underwood
President's Honor Roll
C.E. Events
Awards & Contests
CLIO Released
Partnership Special Issue
Call for Submissions
Grants & Funding

Recommended Reads 

Fall 2013 issue of AAC&U's Diversity & Democracy


Published in partnership with NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, this issue features best practices for working across organizational divides to make civic learning an institutional priority. 


Research Brief: The Relationship between Service Learning and Deep Learning By Tom Hahn and Julie Hatcher


The IUPUI Center for Service and Learning recently released this brief using institutional data from the 2012 National Survey of Student Engagement.


The 2012-2013 Campus Compact Annual Report includes highlights of key accomplishments from the year.  


Research University Engaged Scholarship Toolkit  

The Research Universities Civic Engagement Network (TRUCEN) recently released the fourth edition of this toolkit. 


The Anchor Dashboard: Aligning Institutional Practice to Meet Low-Income Community Needs


This report released by the Democracy Collaborative, seeks to provide the basis for a methodology for universities to measure their impact on surrounding communities in the form of a broad set of goals for communities and indicators of progress toward those goals. 


Social Metrics Primer


This primer guides readers through the process of measuring social outputs and valuing social outcomes in both qualitative and quantitative ways. The primer is accompanied by an Excel spreadsheet that can be used to complete the exercises.   


Transforming Cities and Minds through the Scholarship of Engagement: Economy, Equity, and Environment


Written by engaged scholars and practitioners at Vanderbilt University, this book focuses on U.S. cities and advocates campus-city partnerships as an "instrument for action" in solving the various problems facing urban populations.


Tamara: Journal for Critical Organizational Inquiry  


This journal recently  published a special theme issue on Community-Engaged Scholarship.  


Gateways: International Journal for Community Research and Engagement


This evidence-based

journal recently published its sixth volume.  

NC's Volunteer Rate Ranked 33rd Amongst the States  


According to Volunteering and Civic Life in America 2013,  released Decenber 16th through NCoC's partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service, 1 in 4 Americans volunteered in 2012, totaling 7.9 billion hours. Altogether, that time has an estimated value of $175 billion.



Last year North Carolina, which ranked 38th amongst the states, moved up to 33rd with a volunteer rate of 25.8%. See NC trends and highlights here

Ignite NC Organizing Fellows Deadline: December 31st


Ignite NC is seeking organizing fellows (age 18-30) to build the movement for grassroots people's power in NC.
For young people who are currently working with a campus or community organization, or have an exciting organizing initiative they want to bring to reality, this fellowship provides organizing training, mentorship, and a stipend to enable them to spend more dedicated time to organize.


The Duke Endowment 2014-16 Fellowship Deadline: January 6, 2014


The Fellowship is a two-year, full-time position for those who recently have completed undergraduate or graduate degrees and aspire to be leaders in the philanthropic or nonprofit sector.


The Endowment is looking for applicants who have demonstrated an interest in the nonprofit sector and exhibited leadership potential in their civic and/or professional life.


Applicants must be a:

*Past or current resident of North Carolina or South Carolina OR

*Recent graduate of a college or university in North Carolina or South Carolina


Echoing Green's Global Fellowship
Deadline: January 6th


The Global Fellowship supports young leaders who are deeply connected to the needs and potential solutions that may work best for their communities.  


Echoing Green's Climate Fellowship
Deadline: January 6th

The Climate Fellowship is for next-generation social entrepreneurs committed to working on innovations in mitigation and adaptation to climate change 


Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program
Deadline: January 13th


Fellows are placed for five months with urban and rural community organizations involved in fighting hunger at the local level, such as grassroots organizing groups, food banks, advocacy organizations, economic development agencies, and local government offices.  They then move to Washington, D.C. to complete the year with five months of work at advocacy and public policy organizations involved in anti-hunger and anti-poverty work at the national level.




Apply to Host the 2014 Alternative Break Citizenship Schools
Deadline: January 13th


Break Away is now accepting applications from campuses to host The Alternative Break Citizenship Schools (ABCs).  The ABCs combine workshops, service projects, community interaction, speaker panels, team building, and reflection to help staff and students synthesize knowledge and skills necessary to coordinate high-quality alternative break programs at their campuses all across the country. If you're interested in hosting the 2014 ABCs, complete the Host Site Proposal form 

The National Service-Learning Clearinghouse (NSLC) Has a New Home


The National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) will assume responsibility from CNCS for further development of the Clearinghouse website and three e-mail lists.   


The University of Nebraska-Omaha's Criss Library has become the new home for the NSLC library collection, renamed the Barbara A. Holland Collection of Service Learning and Community Engagement.  The physical items will be cataloged, integrated, and discoverable through the University's online catalog.


Learn more

Summer Institute of Civic Studies
July 7-17, 2014


Tufts University recently announced the fifth annual Summer Institute.This intensive, two-week interdisciplinary seminar organized by Peter Levine, Tisch College, and Karol Sołtan, University of Maryland, features guest seminars by distinguished colleagues from various institutions and engages participants in challenging discussions.To apply email your resume and a cover email about your interests to Peter Levine .

The Great Hostel Give Back

Planning an alternative Spring Break?  Hostelling International USA invites you to experience the world of hostelling while giving back to the local communities you are visiting. Throughout January and February 2014, groups of 10 or more who commit to serving the community during their trip can stay for free, in dormitory-style rooms, at participating HI-USA hostels.


Institutions Can Still Join National Voting Study


In November 2012, Campus Compact partnered with CIRCLE on the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement.  They are still collecting data and schools can still sign up. 


Learn more

Become a Pilot Site for Innovations in Civic Participation's SummerTrek 2014


The SummerTrek (formerly known as Summer of Service) is based on years of research and pilot testing. Its curriculum provides 6 weeks of fun, academically-enriching summer style activities, aiming to develop middle schools students' leadership skills through service learning.

After school and summer service providers that have experience in service-learning and civic engagement will be selected as pilot sites and will implement SummerTrek in June-August 2014 will. These partners will receive the pilot curriculum and will also have access to training, technical assistance, an online community of practice and evaluation support during this inaugural year. 



Learn more and apply to be a pilot site 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

Pathways to Achieving Civic Engagement (PACE) Conference
Early Registration Ends January 3rd



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.


The 2014 conference includes 32 workshops in the following tracks:

1.     Research & Theory

2.     Pedagogy

3.     Capacity-building, institutionalization

4.     Community Partnerships

5.     Community Colleges

The conference will also feature several special guests including: Dr. Richard Guarasci, President of Wagner College in New York City; Dr. Barbara Holland, former Director of the Learn and Serve America National Service-Learning Clearinghouse and a nationally recognized community engagement consultant; Gail Robinson, former Director of Service Learning for the American Association of Community Colleges and a nationally recognized community engagement consultant; and Harris Wofford,  Franklin Project Senior Advisor, former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, chair of America's Promise, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, and Special Assistant to President John F. Kennedy. 


Early registration deadline - January 3rd.

Starting January 4th registration increases by $25 per person.

Final registration deadline - January 13th.

NC Campus Compact Opportunities
(Members Only)
Winter Network Meetings
Topic: "CEAs in conversation with Economic Developent on Campus and in the Community"

  • Adrienne Cole, outgoing Business Development, at Lend Lease in Raleigh, incoming Executive Director of the Wake County Economic Development
  • Dr. Tom White, Economic Development Partnership, NC State
Western Region Network Meeting
January 7, 2014 - Catawba Valley Community College, Hickory, NC
Eastern Region Network Meeting
January 9, 2014 - Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, NC
RSVP to Leslie Garvin by January 3rd at 4:00 p.m.
Civic Engagement Institute "Anchoring Community Vitality: Linking Campus Community Engagement and Economic Development"
February 4th, 2014, UNC Wilmington, Wilmington, NC

Register  (early registration ends January 3rd)
NC Civic Engagement Awards
Nomination Deadline: January 10th

Robert L. Sigmon Service-Learning Award


This award recognizes one faculty member on an NC Campus Compact member campus who has made significant contributions toward furthering the practice of service-learning.    

Learn more  

Call for Nominations

Civic Engagement Professional of the Year Award

This award recognizes staff on NC Campus Compact member campuses that have worked towards the institutionalization of service, created and strived towards a vision of service on their campus, supported faculty and students, and formed innovative campus-community partnerships.

Nominations are accepted in two categories:

  • Emerging Leader - Individual in the civic engagement field for 4 years or less
  • Sustainer - Individual in the civic engagement field for 5 or more years

Learn more

Call for Nominations


North Carolina Civic Engagement Administrator to Lead Campus Compact State Office
Congratulations to Dr. Tabitha Underwood, current Assistant Director, Student Leadership and Service, at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC, who will become the next Executive Director of Missouri Campus Compact on January 2, 2014. With her extensive civic engagement experience and  work with the Compact network in North Carolina, we know she will be a strong asset to the work in Missouri.  
President's Community Service Honor Roll Application Opens on January 1st  


The 2014 Honor Roll will recognize institutions in four categories:

  1. Interfaith Community Service
  2. General Community Service
  3. Education
  4. Economic Opportunity 

The deadline will be April 3, 2014. Stay posted to the website for details.

Mark Your Calendars!  
Upcoming Civic Engagement Events 
Campus Compact of the Mountain West
Engagement Academy
February 19-21, 2014, University of Northern Colorado

Learn more


30th Annual IMPACT national student conference
February 27-March 1, 2014
Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN

Learn more


2014 Gulf South Summit: Creating Capacity Collaboratively: Connecting Learning and Civic Outcomes

March 26-28, 2014, Auburn University, AL

National Awards & Contests


Campus Compact's 2013 Newman Civic Fellows
Application opens on January 9th


The Newman Civic Fellows program recognizes student leaders with both the motivation and ability to make substantial contributions toward public problem solving--those that go beyond traditional service activities in their community involvement. Candidates must be recommended by their college or university president.


2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards  
Deadline: February 10th


After-school and out-of-school time arts and humanities programs sponsored by nonprofits and educational institutions, including universities are encouraged to apply. Winners receive $10,000 and an invitation to accept their award from First Lady Michelle Obama at a ceremony at the White House.

Learn more 


Generous U Contest
Deadline: March 3rd


This contest is open to all college and graduate students interested in making their campus more philanthropic.  Students submit an essay and YouTube video for the chance to win a $10,000 first prize, and smaller runners up prizes. Colleges must agree to handle the prize money which can be used to further the group's work on campus, or as part of their charitable donation to their cause.  

Learn more


Daily Point of Light Award
Deadline: Rolling


The power of the individual to spark change and improve the world - that's what the Daily Point of Light Award celebrates. Nominate a local hero for a Daily Point of Light Award. Winners get formally recognized by Points of Light, a media advisory sent to their community, a certificate signed by President George H. W. Bush - and a bit of the world's spotlight.
Minnesota Campus Compact recently launched CLIO a compilation of hundreds of curated resources related to civic leadership and civic engagement.   
Partnerships Special Issue
"Spaces of participation and democratic engagement: The public life of higher education reconsidered"
Call for Submissions
Abstracts Due: March 15th   

Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement recently announced a special issue to be published in 2015 with guest editors Brandon W. Kliewer at Florida Gulf Coast University and Judith Ramaley, President Emerita, Portland and Winona State Universities.  Partnerships is NC Campus Compact's peer-reviewed, online journal hosted by the UNC Greensboro. 

Calls for Proposals/Papers  


Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning

volume 21 (fall 2014, spring 2015)

Call for abstracts
Deadline: December 20th

The first step in the submission process is to send theeditor an abstract or precis, preferably no more than a page in length.



Appalachian Summit on Service Learning Pedagogy & Practice
February 1, 2014
Carson-Newman University, Jefferson City, TN 
Call for proposals 
Deadline: December 31st

Learn more 

The William & Mary Active Citizens Conference
"Uniting for Collective Community Change"

February  14-15, 2014, Williamsburg, VA 

Call for proposals

Deadline: January 3rd
Learn more

Extending Our Reach: The Inaugural Colloquium on
Academic Libraries & Service Learning

Call for proposals
Deadline: January 31st
Learn more


Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit

June 12-13, 2014
UW-Stout, Menomonie, WI

Call for workshop proposals, innovation mini-sessions, and posters 
Deadline: February 14th
Learn more 


American Democracy Project/The Democracy Commitment
2014 Joint National Meeting
"Forging Civic Pathways for Students Between Our Institutions"
June 5-June 7, 2014, Marriott Louisville Downtown, Louisville, Kentucky

Call for Proposals
Deadline: February 16th 
Learn more

International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement
Call for Submissions
Deadline: May 15th
Learn more


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Grants & Funding
For campuses & community partners


Project Orange Thumb Community Garden Grants
Deadline: December 31st


Apply for $5,000 in cash and Fiskars garden tools to help support neighborhood beautification and horticulture education. One applicant will receive a complete garden makeover. 
Learn more  


William T Grant Foundation

Deadline: January 8th


The Foundation supports high-quality empirical studies designed to improve youth settings and increase our understanding of how those settings work.

Learn more


American Association of University Women (AAUW) Community Action Grants
Deadline: January 15th


Grants fund community-based projects that promote education and equality for women and girls, that address the particular needs of the community and develop girls' sense of efficacy through leadership or advocacy opportunities.

Learn more


Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants
Deadline: January 31st


YSA (Youth Service America) and Sodexo Foundation are offering funding of up to $500 for youth (ages 5-25) to lead projects focused on ending childhood hunger in their communities.

Learn more


Open Meadows Foundation
Deadline: February 15, 2014

The Foundation supports projects that are designed and implemented by women and girls; reflect the diversity of the community served by the project; promote building community power; and encourage racial, social, economic, and environmental justice.

Learn more


AAC & U Bringing Theory to Practice Grants
Engaged Learning, Civic Engagement & Development, and Psychosocial Well-Being of College Students
Deadline: March 15th
Learn more