Tasia Cerezo Joins CCSNE Team

Campus Compact is pleased to announce Tasia Cerezo as our new VISTA Program Manager. She will be joining Sharon Bassett and Tim Krumreig in leading the CCSNE VISTA Project, joining the CCSNE team on July 5. Tasia brings both VISTA and VISTA Leader experience with the Compact to her new role as well as experience in youth empowerment and working with community college students, staff and faculty.  “As community colleges expand the ways they leverage AmeriCorps VISTA to support and retain low-income students it was important to add a staff member with experience in this area” noted Sharon Bassett, Director of…

Save the Date: 2017 Student Conference

Join us on Saturday, October 28, for Creating Space: 2017 CCSNE Student Conference. This one-day conference creates a dedicated space and platform for students to learn and further develop skills for their work in civic engagement, community service, and social justice. This year’s conference is co-sponsored by Quinnipiac University and will take place at their North Haven Campus in North Haven, CT. The conference will feature a keynote speaker, workshop sessions, networking, and common experiences. It is open to students from CCSNE member campuses. Additional details, including Request for Proposals for workshop sessions, keynote announcement, and registration information, will be available later this summer.

CCSNE receives $30,000 Grant from UCHI

Campus Compact for Southern New England (CCSNE) is pleased to announce that it has received a 1-year, $30,000 grant from the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute (UCHI).  CCSNE seeks to improve the depth and breadth of dialogue and deliberation on college and university campuses. Despite the relatively strong aggregate prosperity of our citizens, our communities are divided in their perspectives, experiences, and ideology. Political discourse in our country has broken down due to polarizing perspectives, divisive strategies by political parties and candidates, and lack of formal structures which seek to bridge the dominant political perspectives.  Higher education institutions are not…

Civic Action Summit Explores What the World Needs From Higher Education

On June 2, 2016, administrators, faculty, staff, and students of CTCC’s member campuses, as well as community partners, gathered at Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) for Connecticut’s first Civic Action Summit to explore and begin to address the question “What does the world need from higher education?” Bethany Johnson-Javois, CEO of the St. Louis Integrated Health Network and Managing Director and ex-officio member of the Ferguson Commission, delivered a powerful and compelling keynote speech to address this central question. She discussed the importance of radical listening and working toward racial equity and liberation by being proactive, leveraging faculty/staff expertise, and…

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