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Tune In to Episode 9

This month on… The Compact Nation Podcast: Bridging the Rural / Urban Divide Join us this month on the Compact Nation Podcast for conversations on bridging the Rural / Urban divide with leading expert Kathy Cramer, Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Director for the Morgridge Center for Public Service. She and our host Emily Shields discuss her book, The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker, and strategies for respectfully leading engagement work in rural communities. Listen now and weigh in on the conversation online using #CompactNationPod. Listen Here  …

New Campus Election Engagement (CEEP) Resources

Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) is a national nonpartisan project that helps America’s colleges and universities motivate their 20 million students to register, volunteer in campaigns, educate themselves, and turn out at the polls. We focus on how administrators, faculty, staff, and student leaders can help engage students in democracy. We worked with 300 campuses in 2016 and are now engaging schools for the 2017-2018 elections. How do we engage America’s 20 million students in the nation’s elections? We’ve taken the mystery out of getting your nonpartisan campus engagement efforts started with our easy-to-follow and newly updated Seven Key Ways…

Now Accepting VISTA Host Site Applications for 2016-17!

Rhode Island Campus Compact member campuses or community-based organizations with a member campus partner may apply to host a RI Campus Compact AmeriCorps*VISTA. Applications to host an AmeriCorps*VISTA for the 2016-17 program year are due January 22 by 5 pm. Please access the Host Site Application for a full timeline and in-depth program details. The RICC AmeriCorps*VISTA Program places VISTA members on campus and community host sites in order to create, expand, or enhance projects that lift people out of poverty. Through their work, RICC VISTAs develop sustainable connections and build the capacity of community and campus partners to address poverty-related…