Thursday Update * May 8, 2014

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NC Campus Compact Leadership Transition


In a letter released May 7th, the NC Campus Compact Executive Board announced the impending departure of  (our fearless leader since 2006) Dr. Lisa Keyne, Executive Director. Associate Director, Leslie Garvin, will assume the Interim Executive Director position. Read the full letter here


Another transition in the NC Campus Compact network of campuses is the departure of Dr. Clark Maddux from his role as the Director of Civic Engagement at Appalachian State University. He will become the new Director of Watauga Global Community, an interdisciplinary living-learning community. 

NC Campus Compact News

In case you missed it, below are the most recent articles on the NC Campus Compact "News" blog.


Campus food pantries serve NC students in need 


UNC System creates new Engagement Council 


UNC Pembroke Grad Students Excel at UNC Social Entrepreneurship Competition

Register for Food Pantry Webinar on May 21st
"Establishing and Maintaining a Campus-Based Food Pantry" webinar 

May 21, 2014, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m [FREE]


Currently there are 9 campuses in North Carolina that host an on-campus food pantry and three more are in development.  NC Campus Compact is pleased to support these efforts by hosting a webinar featuring Nate Smith-Tyge, the Director of the MSU Student Foodbank and co-founder of the College and University Food Bank Alliance.


Register HERE by May 16th.


Nate Smith-Tyge has been the Director of the Michigan State University Student Food Bank since 2010 and is also a doctoral candidate in the Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education (HALE) program within the MSU College of Education's Department of Educational Administration.  Nate holds an MA from the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education (CSHPE) at the University of Michigan and a BA in history from MSU.  Before pursuing his graduate education Nate worked in the public policy field, including serving on the staff of two Members of Congress.  Nate and his wife Anna reside in Plymouth, Michigan.



2014-15 AmeriCorps VISTA Positions Available

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NC Campus Compact is still accepting applications from candidates for 2014-2015 AmeriCorps VISTA positions. Our next VISTA cohort will begin in early August, 2014 and serve for one full year. To learn more about the program and the application process, visit the FAQ page for Prospective VISTAs. 

National Campus Compact Opportunities


Diving In: Institute for New Community Service-Learning Professionals  CC logo

June 2-4, 2014, University of Georgia, The Georgia Center, Athens, GA    


This gathering, designed for those new to civic and community engagement roles, will provide opportunities and tools to acquire knowledge, build skills, engage with colleagues and reflect on topics and issues that will enable us to develop competence, confidence, and support in our work and in our lives. Dr. Terri Shelton,  Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development at UNC Greensboro, will be the keynote speaker for this gathering. Register


"Diving Deep in Community Engagement: A Model for Community Service-Learning Professional Development," a Campus Compact Webinar

May 21, 2014, 2:00 - 3:00 pm EST


This engaging conversation is for current and future civic engagement practitioners, practitioner-scholars, and those who support their work. Participants will learn about a new publication of Iowa Campus Compact guiding professional development and career advancement for professionals focused on civic engagement. This new resource, available this summer, is based on the experience of participants in Campus Compact's Diving Deep Institute for Experienced Civic and Community Engagement Practitioners. Campus Compact Members: $25.00/Non-members: $50.00. 




TRUCEN Toolkit  


Just a reminder that the Research University Engaged Scholarship Toolkit is available on the national Campus Compact website. Popular sections include:   

  • Engaged Scholarship and Review, Promotion, and Tenure: 
  • How to do Community-Academic/University Partnerships Well 
  • Tenure and Promotion Portfolio Exemplars 
Pen to Paper: Writing with, for, and about Service Engagement Retreat


July 24-25, 2014, Wooded Glen Retreat Center, Henryville, IN


Pen to Paper is an academic writing retreat designed to provide time, space, and resources to help faculty, staff, and graduate students working on journal manuscripts rooted in community engagement. During the two-day retreat participants will have time to share ideas with colleagues, receive feedback from journal editors and peers, and write.


The program is designed to accommodate 25-30 attendees; therefore, space is limited.


Represented journals will include NC Campus Compact's Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, the  International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement, the Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education, the Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education, and PRISM: A Journal of Regional Engagement.


Sponsored by Indiana Campus Compact and the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement.


Learn more

Awards and Contests

The Campus Kitchens Project Online Planner Competition

Deadline: May 16th


Want to win $5,000 to start a Campus Kitchen to fight hunger in your community? Any college, university, or high school interested in starting a Campus Kitchen and also interested in working with older adult (50+) clients is eligible to apply. The new Campus Kitchen planner provides a step-by-step process for bringing a Campus Kitchen to your school.
Learn more 


2014 New York Life Higher Education Civic Engagement Award
Deadline: May 23rd

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars invites nominations for this award recognizing institutions that are achieving breadth and depth of civic engagement through mutually transformational partnerships that address issues of public concern at any level from the local to the global. Five winners will receive $20,000 in scholarship funding to help their students participate in The Washington Center's Academic Internship Program in the nation's capital during the following year.

The selection committee will consider the extent to which institutions are building strategic partnerships that demonstrate the following:

     1. Leadership and innovation in defining and addressing issues of public concern;
     2. Vision for change that is systemic and sustainable;
     3. Depth and breadth of institutional commitment.  

Former North Carolina awardees include Duke University, Elon University, and Western Carolina University. 

Learn more   


2014 Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation

(Share with your nonprofit partners)
Deadline: July 1st


The award, which includes an unrestricted cash prize of $100,000, recognizes an existing program that has made a difference in the lives of the people it serves and is granted to the nonprofit organization that best demonstrates innovation.   
Learn more


General Engagement News & Resources

Nonprofit Executive Summit [Share with your Nonprofit Partners]

June 2-6, 2014, Wake Forest University

Application deadline: May 16th


This program is designed to build the leadership, management and technical skills of mid to senior level staff or board members currently serving in the nonprofit of public sector. Learn more and apply



College Is Still for Creating Citizens (article)

By Marvin Krislov and Steven S. Volk

Chronicle of Higher Education (April 7, 2014)



Civic Engagement, Civic Development, and Higher Education (Spring 2014)

Edited by Jill N. Reich

Contributions by Nigel Boyle, Nancy Cantor, Caitlin Cahill, Barry Checkoway, Peter Englot, Michelle Fine, Richard Guarasci, Peter Hajnal, Robert M. Hollister, Paul LeBlanc, Richard K. Miller, Brian Murphy, Thomas Nørgaard, Thomas L. "Les " Purce, Darby K. Ray, Jill N. Reich, and Thia Wolf


What is, or can be, achieved by using the civic as an agent for change? Civic Engagement, Civic Development, and Higher Education, the fourth monograph in The Civic Series, is composed of fourteen essays written by college and university leaders and practitioners that consider engaging the community to be an intimate and necessary component of learning and knowledge creation for students, faculty and staff, and the community itself. More information about Civic Engagement, Civic Development, and Higher Education and The Civic Series available here.




In April the Social Progress Imperative launched its Social Progress Index 2014, with 'social progress' defined as the capacity of a society to meet the basic human needs of its citizens, establish the building blocks that allow citizens and communities to enhance and sustain the quality of their lives, and create the conditions for all individuals to reach their full potential. The 2014 Index covered 132 countries.



The 2nd Issue of Public: A Journal of Imagining America "A Future-Oriented Democracy Revival" is now available. 



The Democracy Collaborative's chapter "Economic Democracy", featured in the new anthology Achieving Sustainability: Visions, Principles & Practices is now available for download.



A video recording of "A New America: How Millennials Are Sparking Change," presented by the Atlantic and National Journal at the University of Richmond on April 16, 2014, is now available online.    



New film: GAINING GROUND, the follow-up to the award-winning documentary, HOLDING GROUND (1996), examines a new generation of leaders at the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative in Boston working to prevent foreclosures and bring jobs and opportunities to one of the city's most diverse and economically challenged neighborhoods.


Calls for Proposals/Submissions


Currents in Teaching and Learning

Special Fall 2014 edition focusing on service-learning
Deadline: May 15th

Learn more 


The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities Conference  

"Universities as Anchor Institutions: Driving Change"  

October 5-7, 2014, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Deadline: May 15th
Learn more


Campus Compact Heartland Conference  [New!]

October 2-3, 2014, Lincoln, NE
Deadline: May 15th
Learn more 


Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research
Volume 3 

(for undergraduates)
Deadline: June 15th

Learn more


The Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education (SCALE)  

Read.Write.Act Virtual Conference, November 7-8, 2014

Deadline: July 1st 

Learn more 


University Social Responsibility Summit and International Service Learning Conference [New!]

November 19-21, 2014, Hong Kong Polytechnic University , Hong Kong, China
Deadline: July 15th

Learn more 


eJournal of Public Affairs 

Special Issue on Global Engagement: Educating Globally Competent Citizens in Colleges and Universities
Deadline: July 15th
Learn more   




The Service-Learning and Experiential Education SIG of the American Educational Research Association 

Advances in Service-Learning Research series
Call for Chapters & Reviewers for the 2015 volume

Intent to submit deadline: July 15th


Service-Learning to Advance Social Justice in a Time of Radical Inequality

Edited by Alan S. Tinkler, Barri E. Tinkler, Jean R. Strait & Virginia M. Jagla


Submissions sought that advance understanding and knowledge of service-learning, particularly those that address social justice in a time of radical inequality. They are looking for deep critical thinking and analysis in all submissions. In addition to theoretical papers, they desire submissions that employ methodological rigor. We seek to answer the question: How does service-learning work to advance social justice in a time of radical inequality? We intend to frame social justice by addressing three (overlapping) human concerns: 1) access to meaningful educational opportunity, 2) ability to earn a reasonable income and enjoy financial stability, and 3) opportunity for wellness, including access to health care.


Deadlines: Intent to submit a manuscript, including a working title and 100-150 word abstract, should be sent to Alan Tinkler (

Grants and Funding

Dollar General Youth Literacy Grants (New!)

Deadline: May 22nd

Youth Literacy Grants provide funding to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading. Grant funding (up to $4000) is provided to assist in the following areas: implementing new or expanding existing literacy programs; purchasing new technology or equipment to support literacy initiatives; and purchasing books, materials or software for literacy programs.

Learn more


True Hero Grants

Deadline:  June 30th


True Hero is an organization dedicated to recognizing students doing community service work and awarding grants to the schools and organizations that support these projects. Students propose service projects that are then put to a national vote. Winning entries can receive up to $2000.


Learn more



Home Depot Community Impact Grants Program

Deadline: August 15th


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


Learn more

  National Civic Engagement Opportunities

The 2014 Alternative Break Citizenship Schools

Early-bird registration: April 18th 

Final Registration: May 16th   

  • "Organize Locally: Using Place and Space to Cultivate Community"  June 8 - 13, 2014, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • "Building Resilience through Post-Disaster Recovery"  June 22 - 27, 2014,  Bradley University and Illinois State University, Bloomington-Normal, IL
  • "Public Stewardship of Natural Lands and Cultural Legacies"
    July 5 - 11,  Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
  • "Collaborative Approaches to Securing Food for All"   July 27 - August 1, University of Maryland Baltimore County,  Baltimore, MD

 Learn more




ACPA Symposium on Service-Learning

June 3 - 5, 2014, Louisville, KY


This symposium on Service-Learning is focusing on reciprocity and assessing the community engagement work that is done on campuses around the country.  This symposium is geared toward new to mid-level professionals and scholars who work with service-learning in co-curricular, curricular, and tangential manners.  Graduate students, academic faculty, and community partners are also welcome to join the symposium and the discussion. This symposium is partnered with the American Democracy Project to co-locate the event, with American Democracy Project National meeting taking place following this symposium in the same hotel.


Attendees will:

  • Develop a common language for service-learning
  • Explore key elements of the fundamentals of service-learning
  • Exchange best practices
  • Connect with one another

Speakers will include:

  • Dr. Robert Bringlen (Appalachian State University)
  • Thomas Dahan (Rutgers Camden)
  • Gayle Hilleke (Kentucky Campus Compact)
  • Harry Boyte (Center for Democracy & Citizenship)
  • Plus others!

Learn more



Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) 

"Measuring the Shared Value of Anchor Community Engagement"
June 5, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.

Free Webinar


Learn more and register