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The Digest E-Newsletter
March 2016
NC Campus Compact News & Events
Civic Engagement Administrators Conference 2016
June 7, 2016 at Elon University
CEAC is for staff and faculty who coordinate community engagement activities.This event offers deep reflection about civic engagement work through presentations, workshops, facilitated discussions and networking.

Call for Proposals now open - deadline to submit April 22
This year's Call For Proposals seeks presentations in several categories: 1. program management & sustainability, 2. engagement innovation, 3. community partnership, 4. student leadership, 5. faculty development, and 6. research & theory.
Cost: $70/pp (presenters & attendees)
Registration opens March 15 (ends May 18)
(Please note: earlier materials and messages had an incorrect date for this event. The correct date is Tuesday, June 7.)
Political Leadership Training for College Students 
Registration closes March 15
Your students can learn from the experts who've trained hundreds of North Carolinians to take part in politics and public service -- the NC Institute of Political Leadership.

The 1-day sessions will include interactive presentations on voter engagement, political values, and leadership planning, plus Q&A with a panel of elected officials.
Students choose ONE to attend:
Saturday, April 2 at Meredith College in Raleigh
Saturday, April 16 at Western Carolina University's Biltmore Park campus in Asheville 

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $65 (light breakfast & lunch provided)
Now recruiting 2016-2017 AmeriCorps VISTA members!
Priority consideration for early applicants
Deadline to apply is May 30

The NC Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA program supports campus-community partnerships that fight poverty with the power of higher ed! We are now seeking applicants for a 1-year, full-time service term beginning in early August. 

Our VISTA members serve at campus or community-based host sites across NC to fight hunger, support K-12 education, or increase economic opportunity for low-income people. Their daily work involves building program capacity, mobilizing volunteers, and creating pathways for community engagement.
Election Engagement Resources

Election 2016 is coming soon to NC! Our website has new resources for campuses who want to support student voter engagement, including "7 Key Ways to Act," just released by the national Campus Election Engagement Project. 

We are also sharing NC voter info for campuses and students via a new Twitter account: @CampusElect_NCContact Chad Fogleman to learn more or to share your school's voter engagement work with us.
Engaged Faculty Scholars
Application opens: March 5 / Deadline: May 13
Term of service: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017
The program supports the integration of service-learning and community engagement in teaching, research, and service. Two individuals from the NC Campus Compact network will be selected. Engaged Scholars will work to:
  1. Promote and deepen the scholarship of engagement at the scholar's own institution, and
  2. Assist in building the infrastructure for faculty engagement on another NC Campus Compact member institution.
Participating scholars receive a stipend and professional development funding.
Chancellor Steve Ballard, recipient of the 2016 Lambert Engaged Leader Award, with the ECU community engagement team.
From the NC Campus Compact Newsfeed
New "Engaged Leader" video:
Chancellor Harold Martin, NC A&T State University

News from the Network

PACE Photo Slideshow

Quick Links
National Campus Compact News
30th Anniversary Action Statement
and Campus Civic Action Plan

Nearly 225 member presidents and chancellors have already signed the Action Statement - including 22 from North Carolina!  Encourage your presidents/chancellor to sign today.  

By signing the Action Statement, leaders are committing to produce a Campus Civic Action Plan in the coming year. Campus Compact has prepared some initial guidance to help in developing these plans, and will make additional resources available in the coming months.
Still time to register for 30th Anniversary events in Boston!
Presidents Summit - March 20
Accelerating Change Conference - March 21-23

During the 2015-2016 academic year, Campus Compact will celebrate its 30th anniversary as a national organization. This will be an opportunity to celebrate the achievement of the last three decades, learn more about what needs to be done and what resources already exist to enable that work, and commit ourselves to the steps necessary to accelerate our efforts.
Engaged Campus Webinar Series
presented by California Campus Compact and Campus Compact of the Mountain West

March 15 - External Reviews of Civic Engagement Programs

April 21 - Partnership Focus: the impact of community-university partnerships on community organizations

May (date TBD) - Student Spotlight: Showcase of student engagement and service


Registration fee: $25/per session for Campus Compact members

State & National Community Engagement Events (2016)
Visit the National Civic Engagement Calendar for a complete listing. 

FEATURED EVENT: Gulf-South Summit 2016
April 13 - 15, Savannah, GA
Registration now open!

Keynotes and breakout sessions will focus on inclusion and the critical need for diverse voices in our work. Explore the complexity of inclusive community development, techniques for dialogue and deliberation as democratic practice, best practices in student leadershipt, and the latest in community-engaged scholarship.

Indiana Campus Compact Service Engagement Summit
High-Impact STEM Education Conference
June 9 - 10, Denver, CO

Action Research Network of the Americas Conference
June 16 - 18, Knoxville, TN
Proposals due March 15

Frontiers of Democracy Conference
June 23 - 25, Tufts University, Boston, MA

The 4th International Service-Learning Summit
October 23-25
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
FOR STUDENTS: Awards, Scholarships & Fellowships
Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation Fellowship Program
Raleigh, NC
Application deadline: March 4

The JKHF Fellowship Program is an immersive, three-month opportunity for 25 to 40 hours/week based in Raleigh, NC that combines hands-on community project management, leadership and skill-building seminars, internal team building and future program development as well as access to our extensive mentorship base. JKHF provides a living stipend for each Fellow's 25-hour+ commitment/week throughout the three months the program.

Democracy NC's Democracy Summer Internship Program
Application deadline: March 15

Every summer, Democracy NC - a non-partisan organization that seeks to increase voter participation - hires rising sophomores, juniors and seniors from NC colleges and universities to work as paid student organizers for nine weeks under the guidance of an experienced Democracy NC organizer. 

In 2016, we will hire students to work in organizing teams of 2 in Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greenville, Winston-Salem, Asheville, or the Triangle, and one student to work as a Communications Intern. Student organizers work full-time (40 + hours per week, including some evenings and weekends) from late May to late July and earn a stipend of $3,000 for the summer. 
Impact U
Charlotte, NC
Application deadline: March 21

IMPACT U is a 9-week summer experience designed for college-aged entrepreneurs with promising business ideas. If accepted into ImpactU, you'll be provided housing and co-working space close to uptown Charlotte. You'll spend the summer learning everything you need to know to take your product or service from prototype to launch.

Generous U Contest
Deadline: March 11

Generous U awards a $10,000 Prize (and a runner-up prize) to college students who propose ways of increasing philanthropy on their campus. Student groups should submit an Intent to Apply then prepare a proposal and short video demonstrating how your group increases philanthropy on your campus.
Learn more and apply

Millenial Trains Project
Application: via crowdfunding, campaign must begin by April 15

MTP is a non-profit that leads crowd-funded transcontinental train journeys for diverse groups of young innovators to explore America's new frontiers, grow as leaders, and launch projects that benefit and inspire their communities.
FOR FACULTY/STAFF: Awards, Scholarships & Fellowships

The annual Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty recognizes a faculty member who is pre-tenure at tenure-granting campuses or early career (i.e., within the first six years) at campuses with long-term contracts and who connects his or her teaching, research, and service to community engagement. 

Collaborative Curiosity: Designing Community-Engaged Research (online course)

A doctoral-level, connected learning course offered this summer by Virginia Commonwealth University. #CuriousCoLab
Jobs in the Network

While this position is not directly involved with the daily work of community engagement, it will work in collaboration with the Associate Dean of Community Engagement and the Associate Dean of Career Development in the newly developed division of Applied Learning.

The Director serves as the principal resource for the campus community on leadership development and collaborates effectively with the Centers for Civic Engagement and Career Development to maximize the preparedness of our students for lives of leadership and service.

Find more jobs listed on our Civic Engagement Jobs Blog and submit your openings to nccc@elon.edu.
Calls for Proposals and Submissions
Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
General call for manuscripts

The Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education
Call for manuscripts due March 11

2016 IARSLCE Conference Request for Presentation Proposals 
Reaffirming Our Purpose, Bridging Our Understandings & Broadening Our Collective Impact, New Orleans, September 26-28
RFP deadline: March 22

2nd annual Community Engaged Learning Symposium
Workshop Proposals due March 16
Event: May 3-5, Rhodes University,  Grahamstown, South Africa 

International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IJRSLCE)
Call for Submissions ( 2016 volume) due April 15
IJRSLCE is the annual, peer-reviewed online journal of the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement. In this volume, we plan to publish submissions from international authors in both their native language and English. 
Grants and Funding Opportunities
For colleges/universities and your non-profit partners
Deadline: March 11
Scope: Service Year Alliance is challenging higher education institutions to creatively integrate learning with service years into the college experience. All post-secondary education institutions are welcome to compete for one of three $30,000 prizes and an additional $10,000 Audience Choice Award.
Eligibility: Public, private, and community colleges and universities.

Deadline: May 19
Scope: Youth Literacy Grants support schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations that work to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading. 
Publications & Resources 
Service-Learning Community Engagement Future Directions Project (SLCE-FDP) - continue learning and working with the group of scholars who led the interactive plenary at our PACE Conference. 

CIRCLE's Youth Electoral Significance Index - a new resource providing evidence that youth voting can make a difference, especially in 10 key states - including North Carolina.

UNC@Work - a monthly e-newsletter that highlights the UNC system's impact on communities, the economy and around the world. Produced by the UNC division of community engagement. 

AASCU's American Democracy Project Blog - shares resources related to civic and electoral engagement, especially NASPA's CLDE initiative.

What we are Reading 
"Dewey insisted that you don't motivate students - or anyone - by saying 'somewhere down the read this is going to be important.' If it is not important now, it is not important. We are not 'training students for democracy' -- we are practicing democracy with them, or we are not practicing it."
~ Edward Zlotkowski, reflecting on John Dewey's philosophy at the
NC Campus Compact 2016 Civic Engagement Institute
Social Media Highlights
2 days+3 events+400 presidents, faculty, staff, students, community partners=inspiration to keep building & strengthening @NCCampusCompact!

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