Campus Compact Honors 181 Community-Engaged College Students as Newman Civic Fellows

Students from 36 states recognized as next generation of public problem solvers and civic leaders

Boston, MA – Campus Compact has named 181 student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country as 2013 Newman Civic Fellows.  Nominated by their college and university presidents, these students are making the most of their college experiences to better understand themselves, the root causes of social issues, and effective mechanisms for creating lasting change.

Community Partner survey

11 March 2013

We are asking community partners who are working with universities and those who are interested in working with universities in the future, for their views in order to inform the development of a UK community partner network to share learning and experiences of community university partnership working, and to support universities, community organisations and funders to develop more effective ways of working collaboratively.

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501 Campus Compact Members Included in the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll of 690

Boston, MA — Five members of Campus Compact have been named winners of the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. 

Among the 14 finalists, 11 are Compact members. All told, 501 members were named to the President’s Honor Roll including the five winners and 14 finalists. Seventy-two percent of the institutions recognized on the Honor Roll are Campus Compact members.

R.I. Campus Compact Welcomed to Providence College

Providence College is the new home of the Rhode Island Campus Compact (RICC), housing the organization and staff in the Feinstein Academic Center.

Previously hosted at the Rhode Island School of Design, RICC is an affiliate of a national organization of more than 1,200 colleges and universities.

As members of the compact, all 12 institutions of higher learning in Rhode Island work together to promote community service, civic engagement, and service learning for students and faculty.

Service-learning courses serve students, communities

It’s been years since Carole Lapidos was a middle school student, but she hasn’t forgotten just how hard it can be.

“Listening to cattiness and the name-calling, we realized it’s really difficult to be a girl in middle school,” she said. “So we decided to do something about it.”

Lapidos saw that these students needed guidance — from someone they could really look up to. That’s when she got the idea to bring female students from the University of Michigan into these middle schools, giving the preteens real-life role models.

Connecticut Campus Compact, a statewide President’s membership organization located at Fairfield University, issues three-part series on array of higher ed concerns

Connecticut Campus Compact (CTCC), a statewide program based on the Fairfield University campus promoting institution-wide engagement with communities, is releasing a three-part series of publications, “Better Engagement. Broader Effectiveness,” with a goal of connecting economic prosperity and engaged citizenship.

Former US Senator & Campus Compact Board Member Awarded 2012 Presidential Citizens Medal

A Message from the CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), Wendy Spencer:

Dear Colleagues,

The White House has just announced that former U.S. Senator Harris Wofford – our tireless champion and guiding light for service and volunteering – will receive a 2012 Presidential Citizens Medal from President Obama.

Boosting Youth Engagement

This week, the Massachusetts Special Commission on Civic Engagement and Learning released “Renewing the Social Compact,” a report that examines the state of civic engagement in the commonwealth. The report lays out recommendations for revitalizing curricula, programs, and practices to develop citizenship, civic education, and engagement in K-12, higher education, and adult education in Massachusetts.

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