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Member Spotlight: Anne Hofmeister, CTCC VISTA at Higher Edge

Anne Hofmeister is a CTCC VISTA Member serving at Higher Edge, a nonprofit organization in New London that guides low-income and first-generation students through enrollment, retention, and graduation from college by providing the support and resources needed for success. A graduate of Wellesley College, Anne spent the past year writing grants for a health advocacy nonprofit. She brought these development skills to her VISTA position at Higher Edge and saw immediate success with her first grant proposal request being awarded: the Edward and Mary Lord Foundation agreed to fund the purchase of new Apple computers for staff and students at Higher…

Member Spotlight: University of Saint Joseph Raises Awareness about Homelessness in Hartford

The University of Saint Joseph’s Office of Community and Civic Engagement is partnering with Journey Home, Public Health, and Student Diversity Educators to host Journey Home’s 3rd Annual Cardboard City Sleep-Out from November 13-14, 2015 as part of National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week. This  event is open to the public and is an opportunity for students and community members to gain a deeper understanding of homelessness and become empowered to make a difference. Hands on Hartford’s Faces of Homelessness Speakers’ Bureau will be participating in the program. Karonica Davidson says this about the event: “At Cardboard City, attendees are…

Global Service Learning Workshop with Dr. Eric Hartman

On September 29, Sacred Heart University and Connecticut Campus Compact welcomed Dr. Eric Hartman for a workshop on global service-learning. Participants included staff, faculty, and students from member campuses as well as individuals from community partner organizations. Dr. Hartman focused on the fundamentals of global service-learning, reflection models, ethical global partnerships and fair trade learning, cultivation of global citizenship, and global service-learning course planning. To learn more about the workshop and access global service-learning resources, please go here.

UCONN Martel Lecture in Leadership and Public Opinion October 14, 2015

Connecticut Campus Compact members are invited to attend the University of Connecticut’s Myles Martel Lecture in Leadership and Public Opinion on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 by Peter Levine, titled “Leadership for Civic Renewal: Reinvigorating America’s Civic Life” at 4 p.m. in the Konover Auditorium at Dodd Center. Visit the event page here. Peter Levine is the Associate Dean for Research and Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship & Public Affairs at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University.  You can find out more about him here: http://peterlevine.ws In 2001 Dr. Myles Martel established an endowment in the…