The Digest E-Newsletter
Uniting campuses * Empowering students * Impacting communities
December 2014 
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Happy International Volunteer Day!
(a global celebration of volunteerism honoring people's participation in making a change) Learn more.


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NC Campus Compact News


Campus Compact Member Survey Due Next Friday, 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. 


Participating NC campuses will be entered into a drawing for two free registrations to PACE!



Pathways to Achieving Civic Engagement (PACE)Conference

February 18, 2015, Elon University, Elon, NC

Registration Deadline: February 8, 2015


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. 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.     


2015 Civic Engagement Institute (NC Campus Compact Members Only)
"A Common Agenda, Collective Impact: Campus, Community, Compact" 


Today is the deadline for the Chief Academic Officer to select a team leader for the 2015 Civic Engagement Institute. 


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.   



2015-2016 VISTA Host Site Letter of Intent
Due: December 31stnull


In early January, NC Campus Compact will release the 2015-2016 VISTA Host Site Application. NC Campus Compact member campus units may apply with a community partner OR community-based organizations may apply with a member campus partner.


Organizations planning to submit a new OR continuing host site application should send NC Campus Compact an intent to apply letter on letterhead and as an email attachment to Chad Fogleman, VISTA Program Coordinator. Letter writers are encouraged to cc your site's "authorizing official" on the email. (The authorizing official is the person who will eventually sign the Memorandum of Agreement and authorize transmission of funds).


The letter should:

  1. state your organization's intention to apply (or re-apply) as a VISTA host site
  2. include how many VISTA positions your site would seek
  3. identify the project focus area(s) (healthy futures/ education/ economic opportunity)
  4. describe (briefly) what you'd expect the 2015-16 VISTA placement(s) to accomplish, including expected campus/community partners

PLEASE NOTE: Our 2015-2016 VISTA administrative fee will be $4500 per placement.


Visit the Host Site Application Info page.




Recent Stories on the NC Campus Compact Newsfeed


Carolina Center for Public Service Celebrates 15 years 


New Fall 2014 issue of Partnerships now available online


 Eighteen College Students Honored for Community Impact


Western Carolina senior wins Barnhill "Trailblazer" Award 


Campus Election Engagement Project-NC challenges students to register, vote 

"Campus Kitchens and Food Recovery"

Webinar - Monday, December 8, 2014 (2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)



  • Nichelle Shuck, Associate Director for Student Leadership and Educational Programs, Volunteer and Service-Learning Center, East Carolina University
  • Natasha Vos, AmeriCorps VISTA for Food Access, Pro Humanitate Institute, Wake Forest University

Learn about the Campus Kitchens at East Carolina University and Wake Forest University. The Campus Kitchens Project (CKP) is a national initiative that partners with high schools, colleges and universities to share on-campus kitchen space, recover food from cafeterias and engage students as volunteers who prepare and deliver meals to the community.


Register here by 10:00 a.m. on Monday to receive the access information.


This session is sponsored by AARP of North Carolina. 


Here are a few recent articles about the Campus Kitchen at Wake Forest.


A New Home for Campus Kitchen (WFU website) 

Turkeypalooza: Wake Forest volunteers make meals for the hungry (Winston-Salem Journal)


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. 

Featured Resource
This online resource from Dr. Matt Roy, Assistant Provost & Director of the Leduc Center for Civic Engagement, UMASS Dartmouth, and Dr. Dwight Giles, Professor, College of Education and Human Development and Senior Associate with the New England Resource Center for Higher Education is now available on the Campus Compact website.

The resource includes:

Grants and Funding Opportunities
For colleges/universities and your non-profit partners 

Make Your Mark on Hunger Grants

Deadline: December 15th   

$500 grants available for youth-led hunger relief activities. For youth up to age 25. 


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

Deadline: December 16th   

College student teams will receive funding to pursue projects that deliver sustainable, alternative approaches to address environmental challenges.

National Issues Forum (NIF)

Taylor L. Willingham Legacy Fund Grants 
December 30th 

Grants in the range of $500-1,000 are available to help individuals develop an understanding of deliberative democracy and launch one or more deliberative forums in their communities or organizations.  


The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Community Action Grants 

Deadline: January 15th  

Grants provided to organizations 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.  


Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants

Deadline: January 15th
$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.  

The BUILD Health Challenge
Deadline (1st round): January 16th  
Deadline (2nd round): April 10th  

The BUILD Health Challenge is a national program designed to support community collaborations that are working to give everyone a fair chance to be healthy. Specifically, the Challenge provides awards to strengthen partnerships among hospitals, nonprofit organizations, local health departments, and other community organizations to improve the health of low-income neighborhoods within cities with populations greater than 150,000. One-year planning grants of up to $75,000 and two-year implementation grants of up to $250,000 are available. 

Awards, Contests, Fellowships, and Internships

Echoing Green Fellowships

Application Deadline: January 5th 


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

  • Black Male Achievement Fellowship
  • Climate Fellowship
  • Global Fellowship 

Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Summer Internship

Application Deadline: January 5th  


The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation offers one internship each summer to an undergraduate or graduate student who desires experiences related to philanthropy, the non-profit sector, public policy, advocacy and/or community service in North Carolina.  Interns have the opportunity to assist staff in researching issues and projects related to the long-term goals of the Foundation as well as projects of personal interest.  


North Carolina natives, residents, and/or students (both graduate and undergraduate) attending accredited colleges or universities in the state are eligible to apply.

The Duke Endowment 2015-2017 Fellowship Program 

Application 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

The Autry Fellowship, MDC

Application Deadline: January 12th  


This competitive fellowship program provides an opportunity for talented and ambitious recent college graduates to work for one year as a full-time, paid staff member at MDC. The Autry Fellowship supports the mission of MDC-to help organizations and communities in the South close the gaps that separate people from opportunity-by developing a cadre of young leaders who have experience promoting economic development, increasing equity and excellence in education, building inclusive civic cultures, and who are poised and ready to apply their new learning to benefit the region.

MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship
Nomination Deadline: January 23rd  


The MacJannet Prize was established by the Talloires Network and the MacJannet Foundation to recognize exceptional student community engagement initiatives at Talloires Network member universities and contributes financially to their ongoing public service efforts. 

Publications and Resources

Spring 2015 Online Course: Leadership, Organizing and Action
Application Deadline: December 9th

Marshall Ganz, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, and facilitator of the online course Leadership, Organizing, and Action (LOA): Leading Change invites faculty interested in launching a similar course at their colleges in Fall 2015/Winter 2016 to participate in his online course between February 9 and runs through May 15. This course is designed to help leaders of civic associations, advocacy groups, and social movements learn how to organize communities that can mobilize power to make change. Faculty at a number of colleges and universities are already making use of our unique pedagogy to teach versions of this course, so this as an opportunity to introduce this work to others who may have an interest in building upon it. One of the best ways to learn to teach a course is to take it, and in this case, benefit from coaching in curriculum development. Community college faculty are especially encouraged to apply.

Click here to apply, or for more information on program dates, tuition, and curriculum. 

State Civic Education Policy Framework: A guide for policymakers


While many Americans might agree on the importance of preparing young people for democratic life, civic education receives relatively less attention than other school subjects.

With guidance from civic education leaders from across the country, including Campus Compact president Andrew Seligsohn and Campus Compact of the Mountain West executive director Stephanie Schooley, the National Center for Learning and Civic Engagement developed the State Civic Education Policy Framework. This effort is intended to guide state policymakers as they address the complexities of preparing students for college, career and civic life. 


The State Civic Education Policy Framework captures the expertise and recommendations of meeting participants and is informed by leading research on civic education. This Framework is intended to guide state policymakers as they address the complexities of preparing students for college, career and civic life. It allows for adaptation to state- and site-specific circumstances and may be adopted in whole or in piecemeal fashion, according to states' individual circumstances. In addition to the Framework, this document includes examples to demonstrate how current state efforts are leading to significant, positive change in civic education for all students. To read the Framework, click here.

Recent Publications:

Calls for Proposals/Papers

Indiana Campus Compact Service Engagement Summit  

March 26-27, 2015, Indianapolis, IN 
Deadline: December 12th

C2UExpo 2015 
"Citizen Solutions. Better World"
May 26-29, 2015, Ottawa, Ontario

Deadline: December 12th


2015 Intercollegiate Community Engagement Institute (CEI)
May 21-22, 2015, Spokane, WA
Deadline: February 1st 


2015 Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit

"The Global Is Local: Civic Engagement across Cultures, Communities, and Nations"
June 9-10, 2015, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN 

Deadline: February 13, 2015

National Civic Engagement Events

President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge and The First Lady's Reach Higher Initiative President's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge Call


December 9, 2014 (2:00-3:00pm EST)


Learn how campuses can be a part of two initiatives instituted by the White House. In September, President Obama issued a challenge to cities, towns, counties and tribes across the country to become "MBK Communities." The MBK Community Challenge encourages communities to implement a coherent cradle-to-college-and-career strategy for improving the life outcomes of all young people and ensure that they reach their full potential, regardless of who they are, where they come from, or the circumstances into which they are born.


The Reach Higher initiative is the First Lady's effort to inspire every student in America to take charge of their future by completing their education past high school, whether at a professional training program, a community college, or a four-year college or university. The First Lady is rallying the country around the President's "North Star" goal so that by 2020, 


Hosted by the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, U.S. Department of Education


Call-in line: 877-918-3008

Code: 1722774



Serve. Track. Report. Which Tracking Tool is Best for Your Campus?

January 22nd, 2015 (1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.) MST

This one-hour webinar will provide an overview of the volunteer tracking tools available for higher education service-learning and community-service programs.  The webinar will review types of tools available and include a handout that summarizes characteristics of many popular platforms, then explore some tools that are especially designed to support more complex service programs.  It will conclude with a focus on questions each institution must explore before they invest in a tracking/management software program. 


Register here                                


Hosted by California Campus Compact, Campus Compact of the Mountain West, and 

Minnesota Campus Compact. 


Campus Compact Members - Free

Non-Campus Compact Institutions - $75.00



IMPACT National Conference

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


This conference brings together college students, nonprofit professionals, campus administrators, and team of service members to share experiences, stories, and resources in their work for social change.  The keynote speakers are Wendy Spencer, CEO, the Corporation for National and Community Service; Franky Carrillo, activist who was wrongly incarcerated for 20 years; and Robert Egger, Founder of  D.C. Central Kitchen, the model for the Campus Kitchens Project.


DukeEngage's 3rd International Service Learning Summit (ISL)

"Global Community Partnerships"
March 4-6, 2015, Durham Convention Center, Durham, NC 

This year's summit seeks to convene 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. 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.   


18th Annual Continuums of Service Conference

"Seeking Solutions to Complex Challenges Through Inquiry and Engagement,"
April 8-10, 2015, Long Beach, CA

This conference brings together civic engagement and service-learning administrators, faculty, students, and community partners to focus on the critical processes of inquiry and engagement in shaping how higher education and communities identify and respond to the complexities of the 21st century. 


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