Friday Update * November 14, 2014 

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Have you Completed the National Campus Compact Survey???
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Deadline: December 12th

We invite all campuses who are members of NC Campus Compact to participate in this year's new and improved National Campus Compact survey.  The data from this survey helps us to track local and national trends in institutional practices and priorities, and to better understanding how to serve our members.  Visit this link to access the list of questions and complete the survey for your campus. 


Raising Our Voices and Taking Action:  The 2015 CSNAP Student Conference 

NC Campus Compact hosted the 21st annual CSNAP student Conference on November 7-8. Nearly 200 student leaders from 27 institutions in 5 states participated.  Highlights include:

  • Sixty students participated in Friday night activities with high school students at Neighbor to Neighbor in Southeast Raleigh to promote college access.
  • Our keynote, Jason Lee, founder of the L.A. based Jubilee Project, spoke on "The Power of Social Media to Inspire a Generation"
  • Seven experts facilitated concurrent "Issues" workshops on the environment, children's rights, civil rights, voting rights, educational disparity, food insecurity, and immigration.
  • Students and faculty facilitated 25 workshops focused on leadership skills and model programs and projects. 
  • We presented the Community Impact Student Award to 18 students from member institutions
  • Aaron Marshall, Western Carolina University senior, received the John H. Barnhill Civic Trailblazer Award
  • Two students, plus founder Josephus III, from Greensboro-based The Poetry Project,concluded the day with a spoken word presentation reflecting on educational inequities and inner-city violence and the empowerment that comes with raising our voices.

The Raleigh Colleges and Community Collaborative at NC State served as the host.  The Institute on Philanthropy & Voluntary Service helped sponsor the event.


The 2015 CSNAP will be hosted by UNC Pembroke. 

2015 Civic Engagement Institute
February 17, 2014 at Elon University 

This week the Chief Academic Officer on each member campus received an email inviting them to select a team leader for the 2015 Civic Engagement Institute, "A Common Agenda, Collective Impact: Campus, Community, Compact."  As your institution is involved in multiple, ongoing, campus-community partnerships we believe "Collective Impact" is a powerful tool to strengthen and deepen these efforts. Collective impact or "the commitment of a group of important actors from different sectors to a common agenda for solving a specific social problem" is a concept put forth in the Stanford Social Innovation Review (Winter 2011). This concept involves five simple but critical conditions: 1) Common agenda; 2) Shared measurement; 3) Mutually reinforcing activities; 4) Continuous communication, and 5) Backbone support.


Campus-community partnerships throughout the nation are increasingly embracing collective impact and making profound impacts on local issues.  For example, the six year old Strive Partnership in the Cincinnati region has already produced dividends -- higher retention rates at participating universities and improved reading levels at local schools.


Featured Speakers

  • Robert Albright, M.B.A., Associate Director of the Collective Impact Forum, an initiative of nonprofit consulting firm FSG and the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions
  • Byron P. White, Ed.D., Vice President for University Engagement and Chief Diversity Officer, Cleveland State University 

The day will also include workshops featuring regional collaborations in North Carolina as well as high impact practices to enhance community partnerships. 


Once the team leader is identified, we will share their name with the civic engagement administrators and staff on each campus. 

Registration Open for the 2015 PACE Conference
February 18, 2014 at Elon University 


2015 marks the 17th year of NC Campus Compact's annual conference for community engagement faculty, staff, researchers, community partners, and graduate students who want to gain skills, knowledge and best practice models for a spectrum of civic engagement pedagogies and activities.


The 2015 keynote speaker is Dr. Rick Battistoni, Professor of Political Science and Public and Community Service Studies, and Director of the Feinstein Institute for Public Service, at Providence College. For over 25 years, Rick has been a leader in the field of community-based learning, especially as it relates to questions of democratic civic education and engagement, highlighted in 2013 by his receipt of the Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award.  He will discuss "Beyond Service and Service-Learning."


The 2015 conference includes 32 workshops in the following tracks:

  1. Research & Theory
  2. Pedagogy
  3. Capacity-building, institutionalization
  4. Community-Campus Partnerships for Health* 

*This year NC Campus Compact is excited to partner with Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) to host a track of four workshops related to their mission to promote health equity and social justice through partnerships between communities and academic institutions.

[Please share with faculty and staff in health-related fields]


Learn more about the conference and register  here.  Registration is $100 per person.     

Latest Edition of Partnerships Now Available

Read the latest edition of  Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, North Carolina Campus Compact's peer-reviewed, online journal hosted by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Volume 5 Number 2 (2014) includes:



Bridging Borders with Mexico: Creative Strategies to Promote Engaged International Service Learning     

  • Julie Whitaker and Mary Elizabeth Bathum (Edgewood College)           

Food Insecurity and an Urban American Elementary School: Findings and Consequences of a Community-based Research and Service-Learning Project                                                            

  • Carolyn Behrman, Mary Benedetto, Tom Derrig, Barbara Harsh, Elisa Marchione, Leanna Ross, Michael Vimont (University of Akron)                                                          

Key Elements of Effective Service-Learning Partnerships from the Perspective of Community Partners    

  • Alan Tinkler and Barri Tinkle (University of Vermont), Ethan Hausman (O'Brien Community Center), and Gabe Tufo-Strouse (King Street Center)                                                          

The Adaptive Cycle As a Lens for Service Learning - Community Engagement Partnerships        

  • Caroline M. Berinyuy (University of Virginia), Hallie Eilerts, Marguerite McDaniel and Dillon Chapman (U of Virginia alums), Shirley Pendlebury (University of Cape Town, South Africa), Claudia J. Ford (Antioch University), Robert J. Swap (U of Virginia and North West University, South Africa)                                  


Rural Service-Learning on the Blue Bus: A Retrospective in Hopes of Advancing Transformative Civic Engagement in Higher Education                                                                                              

  • Eva Meredith Hagenhofer (Milwaukee Area Technical College)                   


Thanks to NobleHour for sponsoring Partnerships.   

Relevant Links

Civic Engagement Jobs

National Civic Engagement Calendar

Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement 

NC Campus Compact VISTA blog 

National Campus Compact Opportunities

Going Beyond Veteran-Serving: Creating Veteran-Supportive Institutions of Higher Education (Webinar)

November 19th (1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. MST) 


What are the most effective strategies for creating a truly Veteran-supportive college or university campus? Colorado State University-Pueblo and the University of Colorado Boulder have responded to the influx of Veterans on their campuses by creating structural, sustainable changes that benefit Veteran access to and success in higher education. This webinar will explore models for program and system development that focus on easing the transition of Veterans onto college and university campuses. Learn about national and campus-specific best practices for creating Veteran-supportive campuses for improved student Veteran success in higher education. 




Laura Barelas - Director of Veteran Affairs, Colorado State University-Pueblo

Stew Elliott - CAPT, USN (Ret.), Director, Office of Veteran Services, University of Colorado Boulder

Dominic Pillitteri - Veteran Leader Corps Alum, Colorado State University-Pueblo

Pamela A. Richmond, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Social Work, Colorado State University-Pueblo



CCMW Members - $25.00

Other Campus Compact Members - $35.00

Non-Campus Compact Institutions - $50.00


Hosted by Campus Compact of the Mountain West.  Register here


Conversation with Barbara Jacoby on her new book, Service-Learning Essentials: Questions, Answers, and Lessons Learned

December 17, 2014

2pm EST


Join Campus Compact for this free online discussion between leading civic engagement scholar Barbara Jacoby and the 2014 Ehrlich Award winner Leda Cooks. Now available for purchase, Service-Learning Essentials: Questions, Answers, and Lessons Learned is organized in an accessible question-and-answer format; the book responds clearly and completely to the most common questions and concerns about service-learning. Each chapter addresses issues related to individual practice as well as to the collective work of starting and developing a service-learning center or program, with examples drawn from a variety of disciplines, situations, and institutional types.


Audience members will have the opportunity to submit questions.


The discussion is free and will take place online. Please register here by December 12 to receive the link and directions to access the live discussion 48 hours before the event.


Click here to purchase a copy of the book. As a sponsor of the book, Campus Compact has secured a special 25% discount for our members. Use the code CCO25 at checkout. 


Save the Date


Campus Compact Celebrates 30 Years
of Educating Citizens and Building Communities


March 21-23, 2016


30th Anniversary Conference

A special conference exploring the past, present, and future work of the Campus Compact network; our member colleges and universities; and the many organizations, programs, and projects contributing to engagement in higher education.


Sheraton Boston Hotel

Boston, MA 


Additional Information to Follow.



General Engagement Events, News & Resources

Break Away National Conference Call Series for alternative break programs 

Stages of Growth & Development for Alternative Break Programs
Wednesday, November 19th | 1-2pm ET


The call will outline the typical growth trajectory for student-led alternative break programs, with spotlights from colleges and universities at varying stages of development. Whether you represent a well-established program or are just getting started with a pilot trip this Spring, you won't want to miss this conversation.


Featuring program spotlights from:
Southern New Hampshire University | Sydney Colbert and Elizabeth Richards
- Establishing a strong program vision and mission as the foundation for future growth
College of Charleston | Emma Denley and Alarie Latham
- Implementing a new leadership structure and training curriculum to invigorate a mid-sized program
University of Missouri | Bryan Goers
- Ensuring quality and intentionality at one of the largest alternative break programs in the country


Please RSVP to so you can receive the presentation materials and call-in information.




DukeEngage's 3rd International Service Learning Summit (ISL)
"Global Community Partnerships"
March 4-6, 2015, Durham Convention Center, in Durham, NC 

The goal of the of this year's summit is to bring together those involved in global, community-based, experiential or service-learning programs to discuss effective models and strategies for outreach and to create a community of practice designed to sustain collaboration after the meeting ends. Therefore, the Summit agenda will foster an environment that encourages active learning through select speakers, guided discussion, case studies, and interest groups with a focus on stakeholder inclusion and voice.  


SL's Global Community Partnership Summit is sponsored by DukeEngage at Duke University, the Roberta Buffet Center for International and Comparative Studies at Northwestern University and Washington University.


Register and learn more here    



Announcing Volume 21, Number 1 of the Michigan Journal

The Fall Issue (Volume 21 Number 1) of The Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning has been released. The fall and spring issues will include a special section on "global service-learning."The yearly subscription rate for Volume 21 which includes both the Fall and Spring issues (released respectively in November, 2014 and April, 2015) is $29.00. Shipping is included in the price.


Learn more and place an order here.




The Duke Endowment 2015-2017 Fellowship Program [For your recent alums]

Now Accepting Applications!

Deadline:  January 5th 


This Fellowship is a two-year, full-time position for those who aspire to be leaders in the philanthropic or nonprofit sector.



  • Past or current residents of North Carolina or South Carolina, or
  • Graduates of a college or university located in North Carolina or South Carolina
  • Have one to two years of work experience after obtaining an undergraduate degree, and/or have a graduate degree
  • Preference will be given to those who have demonstrated interest in the nonprofit sector

Learn more about the program and the application process here.





Service-Learning at the American Community College: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives

Edited by Amy E. Traver and Zivah Perel Katz

Palgrave Macmillan, October 2014

Researching the growing number of community colleges that use service-learning, Traver and Katz suggest that service-learning can have a profound impact on the students who experience it. Their collection of theoretical and empirical studies of service-learning at community colleges-conducted at single and multiple institutions by service-learning practitioners, service-learning program administrators, and experts in service-learning research and evaluation-stand to benefit service-learning efforts across disciplines and institutional types.


Learn more information about the volume, contributors, and availability here

Calls for Proposals/Submissions

IMPACT National Conference

February 19-22, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

Call for Proposals
Deadline: December 1st

Multicultural Student Leadership Summit

"Celebrate. Communicate. Collaborate. Leadership in a Diverse World" 

March 28, 2015, Baylor University, Waco, TX 

Call for Proposals 

Deadline: December 5th 

The Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education  

Call for Manuscripts

Deadline: February 1st 

The Community College National Center for Community Engagement 24th Annual International Conference 

"Authentic Leadership in Service Learning and Civic Engagement" May 19 - 21, 2015, DoubleTree Paradise Valley Resort, Scottsdale, AZ

Call for Proposals 

Deadline: January 15th


Education Research International Journal - Special Issue on "School-Community Partnerships"

Call for Papers

Deadline: January 23rd


Conference on Community Writing

"Building Engaged Infrastructure"

October 16-17, 2015, University of Colorado-Boulder

Call for Proposals
Deadline: February 2nd 

Grants and Contests - 
For institutions and community partners 

Deadline: December 1st  


The State Employees' Credit Union and the

Institute for Emerging Issues are proud to sponsor a contest that rewards North Carolina's young adults for investing in their communities and taking initiative to solve local problems.


Open to undergraduate and graduate students at two- and four-year colleges and universities in North Carolina, the prize will reward proposals that address critical issues affecting our state's future economic competitiveness and well-being.

Student teams will present innovative solutions to challenges facing N.C. communities in one or more of the following areas: economy, education, the natural and built environments and health. The first place winner will receive $50,000; the runner-up $25,000; two "fan favorites" $10,000 each; and one of IEI's choice $5,000.

Sodexo Foundation's Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships 

Deadline: December 5th  

Students engaged in innovative efforts to end hunger in their communities receive $5,000 scholarship for school and a $5,000 matching grant to give to the hunger-related charity of their choice.


Make Your Mark on Hunger Grants

Deadline: December 15   

Apply for a $500 service project grant to support youth-led hunger relief activities.


EPA's People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Program

Deadline: December 16   

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will award up to $15,000 for each of 42 college student teams to pursue projects that deliver sustainable, alternative approaches to address environmental challenges.

Deadline: January 15th  

Grants provided to local community-based nonprofit organizations throughout the country that address issues related to the needs of women and girls or that provide information to educate and benefit the public on those issues. Special consideration is given to projects focused on K-12 and community college girls' and women's achievements in science, technology, engineering, or math.  


Echoing Green Fellowships

Application opens on December 2, 2014

Application closes on January 5, 2015 


Echoing Green is looking for social entrepreneurs interested in applying to the following fellowships:

Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants

Deadline: January 15

YSA (Youth Service America) and Sodexo Foundation are looking for 100 of the best ideas from young people about how they can help end childhood hunger in their communities. $400 grants are available for youth leaders ages 5-25 across the U.S. to turn their ideas into action and make an impact on the issue of childhood hunger during Global Youth Service Day - April 17-19, 2015 - and beyond.  


Campus Kitchen Launch Grant

Deadline: February 1  

The Campus Kitchens project has numerous funding options and $5,000 grant opportunities available to schools across the country to help with the planning and implementation of a Campus Kitchen. The Campus Kitchens Project is a national non-profit that empowers student leaders to create innovative and sustainable solutions to hunger. 


Golden LEAF Foundation Economic Development Grants

Deadline: Ongoing

The Golden LEAF Foundation is committed to supporting projects that bolster North Carolina's long-term economy, especially in tobacco-dependent, economically distressed, and/or rural communities. The Foundation's Open Grants Program promotes projects that develop economic strength in targeted communities throughout the state. Priority is given to projects in the areas of agriculture, job creation and retention, and workforce preparedness, especially in innovative sectors such as advanced manufacturing, healthcare, and alternative energy. The Economic Catalyst Cycle program supports job creation projects that are at risk without participation from the Foundation. Grant requests for both programs are reviewed throughout the year.