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…

INTRODUCING TDC INITIATIVE FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGES

The Democracy Commitment and its network of nearly 100 community colleges has joined Campus Compact’s national network, providing specialized support for community colleges Boston, MA – As of July 1, 2018 The Democracy Commitment (TDC), an effort dedicated to advancing the civic power of community college students, faculty, and staff, has become an initiative of Campus Compact. The launch of the TDC initiative at Campus Compact will provide targeted programming and dedicated resources to support civic learning at community colleges and contribute to a healthy democracy by preparing students for active, engaged participation in public life. The initiative will be…

Compacts Receive Davis Foundation Grant

Campus Compact for Southern New England (CCSNE), in partnership with Maine Campus Compact (MCC), and New Hampshire Campus Compact (NHCC), has been awarded a $228,996 grant from the Davis Educational Foundation to support curricular innovation and environmental stewardship. The Campuses for Environmental Stewardship (CES) program will train college faculty from 16 baccalaureate degree-granting colleges and universities in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island to develop and deliver courses which partner with community organizations to address pressing issues such as environmental stewardship and STEM education. Through this three-year initiative, over 60 faculty members working in multi-disciplinary teams from 16…

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….

KENNETH REARDON RECEIVES EHRLICH AWARD

Kenneth Reardon, Professor of Urban Planning and Director of Urban Planning and Community Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston has been named the recipient of the 2017 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award. The award is bestowed annually to recognize one faculty member and up to four finalists for exemplary leadership in advancing student civic learning, conducting community-based research, fostering reciprocal partnerships, building institutional commitments to engagement, and enhancing higher education’s contributions to the public good. The award is named in honor of Thomas Ehrlich, former chair of the Campus Compact board of directors and president emeritus of Indiana University,…

Announcing Fund for Positive Engagement Award Recipients

40 institutions to receive funding from Campus Compact to bridge divides on campuses and in communities. This includes three member campuses from Southern New England: Salem State University, Yale University, and the University of Connecticut.  Read the Press release from Campus Compact: BOSTON, Mass. – September 11, 2017 – Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has announced 40 college and university recipients of grants to bring people together across lines of difference from its Fund for Positive Engagement. The Fund for Positive Engagement is a direct response by Campus Compact to…

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