Content with Topics : Student Leadership

Discussing Gun Violence

The recent shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida is a horrific tragedy that has become all too familiar to us all.  Previous incidents in Orlando, Charleston, Virginia Tech and, of course, Newtown continue to shape us as people and as a country. As a non-profit organization, Campus Compact must be non-partisan, but as an organization dedicated to educating citizens and building communities, we are not values-neutral.  Any loss of life in a school shooting is unacceptable and requires all of us to engage in deep reflection, dialogue with others, and action to create safer schools and…

Announcing 2018 Newman Civic Fellows

268 students honored representing Campus Compact member institutions from 40 states, Washington, D.C., Mexico, and Greece BOSTON, Mass. – March 2, 2018 – Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has announced the 268 students who will make up the organization’s 2018 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows. The Newman Civic Fellowship is a one-year fellowship for community-committed college students from Campus Compact member institutions. The fellowship honors the late Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact’s founders and a tireless advocate for civic engagement in higher education.   In the spirit of Dr….

Announcing SLC Keynote

On Saturday, November 5th the 2016 Student Leadership Conference We the Students, will feature keynote speaker Kamora Le’Ella Herrington. Kamora is the Director of Youth Programming at True Colors, Inc., a support and advocacy organization for sexual minority youth based in Hartford, Connecticut as well as an instructor in the City of Hartford’s YDPA and MMI Institutes.  Herrington has over 20 years of experience in the human services field and has become a vocal advocate for LGBT youth. She attended Springfield College and discovered during her semester of student teaching that she wasn’t cut out to be an elementary school teacher. In 2009,…