New York Campus Compact Weekly
Educating Citizens, Building Communities
November 14, 2014
Campus-Community Partnership Resources

2015-2016 AmeriCorps VISTA Project Proposals
New York Campus Compact is now accepting VISTA project proposals for projects beginning July/August 2015. NYCC will give priority to project proposals in the areas of Education, Healthy Futures, and Community and Economic Development, with particular focus on STEM education outreach programming to low-income/high need P-12 schools, climate sustainability/resiliency education, or other high priority educational programming requested by the community partner. Special attention will be given to faculty led projects that have the potential to generate new knowledge and models of success for alleviating poverty in vulnerable communities.

Learn more here 
National Data Collection- Important!

Receive an Exclusive NYCC Tote Bag!
Complete the National Campus Compact
2014 Survey Soon

For 30 years, Campus Compact has informed the civic engagement/service-learning field via its Annual Membership Survey. This survey has informed institutional structures, the development of curricular and co-curricular programming, and institutional engagement strategies across the nation.


Your participation in this national survey is vital.


This is the final year of this survey before it is completely revised to reflect the current state of civic engagement in higher education.


For every survey that is complete, NYCC will send you an exclusive tote bag. (Sorry, just one survey and one tote bag per campus.)


Click on the link below to start your survey today!!


Start your survey here


For Students

Free Course For Students
Civic Ecology: Reclaiming Broken Places

Examine why and how people come together to steward nature and cultivate community in places marked by violence, disaster, poverty, and environmental degradation.


About this Course

Civic ecology is the study of community-driven environmental stewardship practices, their outcomes for individuals, communities, and ecosystems, and their interactions with the governance institutions and social-ecological systems in which they take place. Civic ecology practices-such as community gardening, wetlands restoration, and tree planting-are a means for people to express resilience and rebuild communities marked by tragedy and disinvestment.
Explore the people, places, and practices that restore nature, while also revitalizing neighborhoods. This interdisciplinary course covers contemporary thinking in resilience, social-ecological systems, and the relationship of nature to human and community wellbeing.
Students will have the opportunity to participate in a civic ecology service-learning project.


  Learn More and Register Here 

Student Assessment Strategies

NASCE Assessment Survey-
50% Discount for NYCC Members

The National Assessment of Service and Community Engagement is again partnering with New York Campus Compact to make this assessment survey available to our member campuses at a significantly reduced cost. The NASCE is an essential tool to help a campus measure the impact of its community and civic engagement programming on students. It provides important data to help improve the efficacy of community and civic engagement programs.


The NASCE is currently offering one-semester survey administration, data collection, and analysis for Spring Semester 2015.  


For more information, please visit:   

Michigan Journal Subscriptions for NYCC Members

New York Campus Compact will be purchasing a subscription to the Michigan Journal for all of our member institutions!

For those of you not familiar with the Michigan Journal, since 1994, the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning (MJCSL) has been the premier national, peer-reviewed journal publishing articles written by faculty and service-learning educators on research, theory, pedagogy, and other issues related to academic (curriculum-based) service- learning and community-engaged scholarship in higher education. The Michigan Journal, published by the University of Michigan's Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning, contributes to the national dialogue on community engagement.

 Learn more about the Michigan Journal here 

Institutional Engagement Strategies

Save the Dates! May 27-29, 2015

The Mid-Atlantic Engagement Academy program is a professional and institutional development event where campus teams work intensely for 2.5 days supported by instruction and mentoring from top scholars, leaders and practitioners in the field of community engagement.   

The goal for each team is to create a clear action plan designed to deepen institutional commitment to and capacity for high quality community engagement. Pre-work helps team identify specific challenges and goals for their campus.  At each stage of the Academy, participants learn new concepts and then craft components of their action plan to improve the alignment of engagement strategies with their institutional mission and goals.    

Team members return to their campuses with their action plan and new leadership skills to support successful implementation.  


Registration information coming shortly! 

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In This Issue
VISTA Project Proposals
2014 Annual Survey
Civic Ecology Course
NASCE Survey
Michigan Journal
Mid-Atlantic Engagement Academy
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Do you want to see your stories and events featured in our newsletter?  Everyone involved in the work of civic engagement and community-based education has a story to tell, and New York Campus Compact is eager to help you tell yours. This newsletter is e-mailed to over 950 college and university presidents, service learning faculty, community service directors and civic engagement offices at our member campuses.

The article should be a about a page or less, describing a particular course, program, event, or project that you want to share with your colleagues.  

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