Host a Campus Compact VISTA

Campus Compact is pleased to release the “Request for Host Site Proposals” for the 2019-20 AmeriCorps VISTA program. CCNSE member campuses are eligible to apply under this program as well as school and non-profit organizations that partner with one or more CCSNE member campuses. Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTAs are leveraged to build the capacity of higher education institutions and their partners to contribute to programs and organizations focused on improving the lives of individuals who live in poverty. We are seeking proposals for projects that specifically focus on one or more of the following areas: Education: PK-20 education preparation, retention & success Economic Success: financial literacy…

Community Engagement Showcase

Please join us for the last workshop in our three-part Pathways workshop series, Service Learning & Civic Engagement at Community Colleges, which focuses on teaching strategies and innovative learning opportunities within service learning and community engagement, specifically within community colleges. The workshops are explicitly didactic in nature: that is, workshops teach participants specific concepts and techniques, and focus on practical implementation in the college classroom. This final workshop in the series on February 22, 2019 will feature a focus on assessment of service-learning and civic engagement courses, led by Dr. John Reiff, Director of Civic Learning & Engagement at the Massachusetts…

Service Learning & Civic Engagement at Community Colleges: Part 3

Please join us for the last workshop in our three-part Pathways workshop series, Service Learning & Civic Engagement at Community Colleges, which focuses on teaching strategies and innovative learning opportunities within service learning and community engagement, specifically within community colleges. The workshops are explicitly didactic in nature: that is, workshops teach participants specific concepts and techniques, and focus on practical implementation in the college classroom. This final workshop in the series on February 22, 2019 will feature a focus on assessment of service-learning and civic engagement courses, led by Dr. John Reiff, Director of Civic Learning & Engagement at the Massachusetts…

CCSNE Open House

Please join us for an open house to see our new space in Worcester, MA, and connect with colleagues from Southern New England. Light refreshments will be served. This will take place immediately following the last workshop in our Civic & Community Engagement Evaluation Series, Going Beyond Rubrics: The Impact of Community Engagement on Our Campuses at MCPHS, a short walk from our office. Individuals are welcome to join us for the workshop and open house together, or each individually. If you are interested in attending the open house only, please RSVP to ccsne {at} compact(.)org. To attend both the workshop and open…

Going Beyond Rubrics: The Impact of Community Engagement on Our Campuses

Join us for the fourth and final workshop in the Civic & Community Engagement Evaluation Series.  This workshop will focus on strategies for evaluating the impact of civic engagement initiatives on your institution including policies, practices, and institutional mission and culture.  The workshop has the following overall goals: To examine the ways in which we define and measure institutional impacts related to civic engagement efforts:   What institutional impacts are important to us? To our institutional leadership? To others? To strengthen our understanding/awareness of current tools and strategies for assessing institutional engagement and examine their strengths and shortcomings in assessing institutional…

2019 Engaged Scholarship Symposium

Campus Compact of Southern New England is pleased to co-sponsor the 2019 Engaged Scholarship Symposium at UMass Dartmouth. Historically, higher education has been criticized for hiding in the Ivory Tower – isolating ourselves from our communities and producing irrelevant research. More recently, there are indications that the entire system of knowledge generation and dissemination are in flux. The tower is crumbling. Scholars today are generating new approaches to teaching, learning, and knowledge generation. The Engaged Scholarship Symposium is designed to celebrate the usefulness of scholarship in shaping policy and enriching our communities. Participants will be exposed to strategies for involving…

2019 Regional Campus Food Insecurity Summit

Friday May 31, 2019 University of Massachusetts Lowell 8:30am-3:30pm CCSNE is once again co-hosting the Voices of Hunger summit, this year in partnership with UMass Lowell. This year’s theme is Changing the Paradigm. Building on the previous two summits, this year’s Voices of Hunger on Campus summit will bring together campus staff, faculty, and community partners from across the region to share and highlight work on campuses, provide tools and resources, and identify opportunities to collaborate in the work to alleviate food insecurity on campus.Participants will have the opportunity to learn from each other’s successes, challenges, and strategies for supporting college…

Encounters: The Conference

Encounters: The Conference is a participatory event around the power of dialogue where publicly-engaged research meets practice and dialogue.  In partnership with the University of Connecticut’s Humility and Conviction in Public Life project, and as part of our Public Discourse Initiative, this event is free and open to our member campuses. The conference will be held November 17 at the UConn Hartford campus. Participants will explore various dialogic models and learn how they can bring such practices to their own settings. In particular, the conference will demonstrate a new, collaboratively-developed dialogue model, created in Connecticut, that communities can run anywhere and everywhere. Attendees will…

2018-2019 National Webinar Series

Campus Compact’s 2018-2019 webinar series takes the great and varied work happening on the ground around the country and brings it straight to your desk. Topics touch on issues of relevance to faculty, staff, students, and their partners in education and community building. Be sure to tune in to each session for information, tools, and resources to support and inspire you. The 2018-2019 webinar series is being offered free of charge, but all attendees must register. REGISTER SEPTEMBER 20 1 P.M. ETUniversity Junctions: Connecting writing and service-learning across campus How can we connect writing and service-learning to achieve existing course…

Service Learning & Civic Engagement at Community Colleges: Part One

The Connecticut Center for Teaching Pathways is partnering with Campus Compact for Southern New England by opening participation to CCSNE member campuses for their Road to Teaching Success program. The program is traditionally open to all faculty and staff in the Connecticut Community College system and is especially directed to faculty within their first three years of full-time employment. The three-part workshop series, Service Learning & Civic Engagement Across Disciplines at Community Colleges, will focus on teaching strategies and innovative learning opportunities within service learning and community engagement, specifically within community colleges. The workshops will be explicitly didactic in nature: that is, workshops teach participants…

ERCC 2019 Call for Proposals

The Eastern Region Campus Compacts are seeking proposals to present at our 2019 Biennial Regional Conference taking place in Providence, RI from March 25-27, 2019. Proposals are being accepted  for moderated panel sessions, workshops, or poster sessions. The 2019 conference theme is Education for Democracy:  Innovating in Complex Times. Higher Education is influenced by significant social, economic, and political factors within and beyond academe, and campuses are at the nexus of multiple social movements. The field of civic and community engagement is challenged to respond, contribute, and lead change-making efforts on and off campus that improve our communities and democracy. The rate of change is quickening,…

Campus Food and Housing Security Events

The Campus Compact network is working to help campuses address food and housing insecurity issues that affect their students. This spring, there are several opportunities throughout the network to learn more about the issues and get connected to this work. All events are open to Campus Compact members. Food Insecurity: “Food Pantries on Campus: How to do it well alongside community partners” Webinar Hosted by Wisconsin Campus Compact, Illinois Campus Compact, and the Hunger Task Force in Milwaukee. Monday, January 29 @ 12 PM PST / 1 PM MST / 2 PM CST / 3 PM EST This webinar will explore ways that on-campus food pantries are working…

Join Us for the CT Civic Ambassadors Summit

  Join us as Connecticut Civic Ambassadors share their stories, best practices, and civic innovations to create opportunities for civic action and participation in Connecticut. Learn about the importance of “civic health” and civic participation for our communities, state, and democracy. Find out how parents, high school and college students, and civic leaders are building a strong culture of civic participation in our state. Get a toolkit with resources that will help you become engaged and engage others in a variety of civic projects and opportunities. The event will take place Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 12 PM – 4:30 PM at the Hartford Public Library PRESENTERS Martha McCoy, Everyday Democracy The Hon. Denise Merrill, Secretary of the State of…

Announcing Webinar Series for Members

California Campus Compact, Campus Compact of the Mountain West, and Utah Campus Compact are co-sponsoring a webinar series featuring content and facilitators that highlight innovations and deep thinking in strategic priority areas for the Campus Compact network and specific programs and initiatives that are making waves at member institutions. The webinars are FREE to all Campus Compact member campuses in the network. Non-member campuses may participate for a registration fee. All webinars begin at 12pm PT/1pm MT/3pm ET. Click on the webinar titles for detailed information and to register. October 24, 2017 – Realizing Sustainable Campuses, Resilient Communities and Meaningful…

Southern New England Carnegie Workshop

Save the date: On November 8, 2017, Campus Compact will host a workshop on Carnegie Classification preparation at the College of the Holy Cross. This session is part of a series of workshops and webinars offered by Campus Compact in partnership with John Saltmarsh and the Swearer Center at Brown University, the new administrative home of the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. This series will support member campuses that are first-time applicants or reclassifying for the 2020 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. You can learn more about the other workshops and events on national Campus Compact’s Carnegie page. Registration information will be available shortly….

Save the Date for the 2017 RICC AmeriCorps VISTA Showcase!

Join Rhode Island Campus Compact members and partners as we highlight the work of civic and community engagement in higher education. This event will feature poster session presentations from the 2016-2017 RICC AmeriCorps VISTA cohort. Tuesday, May 23, 2017 4:00-6:00pm The 400 400 Smith Street, Providence, RI Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome! Please click here to register. 

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,…

2016 Student Leadership Conference

0 Connecticut Campus Compact (CTCC),  Rhode Island Campus Compact (RICC) and Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), in collaboration with their member campuses and strategic community partners, will hold their third annual student leadership conference on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at CCSU.  The one-day conference seeks to create a dedicated space and platform for students who are committed to community service, civic engagement, and social justice and change. The 2016 Student Leadership Conference theme of We the Students: Linking Identity, Community and Social Change is designed to provide a framework where students examine their motivations for civic engagement social justice and service,…

Bring It To The Table: Free Webinar

August 23, 2016 1-2pm EST Campus Compact, in collaboration with Talking Eyes Media, invites you to learn about an exciting, new, civic engagement project perfect for your campus communities called BRING IT TO THE TABLE. Join us on Tuesday, August 23 from 1pm-2pm for a webinar about how to bring Bring It to your campus, hosted by award-winning filmmaker, Julie Winokur. THE PROJECT: The centerpiece of Bring It to The Table is a 40 minute documentary film — a fresh, provocative, often humorous study of political identity and how to reach for true conversation, healthy debate, and social activism in…

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