Campus Compact Launches Education for Democracy

New initiative will build democratic skills, combat political complacency among college students. Boston, MA – Campus Compact, a network of 1,000 higher education institutions committed to civic and community engagement, this week announced the launch of Education for Democracy. This major new non-partisan initiative aims to combat cynicism and political complacency among college students by equipping them with the skills and knowledge necessary for responsible participation in public policy issues and democratic life. Education for Democracy has the potential reach more than six million students, or one third of undergraduates in the United States, at more than 1,000 colleges and…

CC Names Director for Community College Engagement

Campus Compact is excited to welcome Verdis L. Robinson as Director for Community College Engagement. Robinson joins Campus Compact to launch The Democracy Commitment (TDC), which was previously housed at the American Association of State Colleges & Universities, as a new Campus Compact initiative. Robinson, who for the last two years served as national director of TDC, will maintain the TDC initiative as part of his portfolio and continue the work of expanding membership, resources, and programming opportunities for community colleges. During his tenure as national director of TDC, Robinson travelled extensively, conducting site visits, delivering keynote addresses, facilitating workshops,…

Barbara Canyes Transitions to National Campus Compact

Campus Compact is pleased to announce that Barbara Canyes will serve as the new Special Assistant to the Vice President for Network Leadership beginning on July 25th.  The Campus Compact network includes a national office in Boston and over 25 state and regional Compacts throughout the country who support over 1,000 member campuses.   In this capacity, Barbara will bring her many years of experience with Campus Compact to support multiple initiatives designed to link and strengthen our national network.  Marisol Morales, Campus Compact’s Vice President for Network Leadership states, “I am both excited for the help and by experience that…

Farewell and Thank You, Tim Krumreig!

Being a part of a work community, means every few years we have to say good bye to colleagues that have added enormous value to our organization and have truly helped us advance our mission.  This week at CCSNE, we are saying good bye and congratulations to Tim Krumreig who has been with Campus Compact for the past five years and is moving on to a new position at Northeastern University Center of Community Service. Tim began his tenure at Campus Compact as a Massachusetts Campus Compact VISTA (MACC VISTA) hosted by Simmons College in 2013 and then served for…

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….

Upcoming National Conference on Food and Housing Insecurity on Campus and Convening Summary from 2016

Ahead of the upcoming #RealCollege conference October 23-24 at Temple University, CCSNE is sharing the convening summary from the April 2016 conference held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. #RealCollege is a national convening on food and housing insecurity among undergraduates that last year brought together policymakers, practitioners, advocates, faculty, students, and researchers working to secure undergraduates’ basic needs for a two-day event. The 2016 convening summary outlines the goals, agenda, and outcomes from last year’s event and is an excellent resource that includes many examples of campus initiatives, community-based efforts and partnerships, challenges, lessons learned, and policy responses. Three CCSNE VISTA members…

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