MDCCC P20 CONNECTS


Communities Organizing Networks Now to Engage Citizens Through Service

Resources

White Paper - Downloadable PDF

The Need

Educating our students—Pre-K through graduate school—is critical to the long-term economic, social, and civic well-being of our region. At every level, communities and educational systems are challenged by issues related to academic and career readiness, access, retention, completion, and limited resources. Further, the needs of our local and global communities require that we graduate students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to be life-long engaged and productive citizens.

The Opportunity

MDCCC members engage in their communities—via research, partnerships, and service-learning—to build stronger communities and responsible citizens. Through service-learning, students engage with community partners to address community needs as both a means and application of learning. Research indicates that service-learning positively impacts academic achievement, inter-personal skills, and civic commitment, leading to measurable improvement for students and communities.Maryland and Washington, DC have a rich tradition of engaging students at all levels in service-learning. However, the great potential of higher education and PreK-12 students collaboratively addressing community needs via service has not yet been tapped.

The Plan

MDCCC is uniquely positioned to facilitate a cross-sector service-learning collaboration of PreK-12 and higher education, as well as philanthropic, civic and community leaders. This partnership will increase student success from cradle to career and yield improved education and community outcomes by working toward a set of common goals.

MDCCC is uniquely positioned to facilitate a cross-sector service-learning collaboration of PreK-12 and higher education, as well as philanthropic, civic and community leaders. This partnership will increase student success from cradle to career and yield improved education and community outcomes by working toward a set of common goals.

Coming out of the MDCCC P20 Task Force is a 5 year Action Plan.

Action Plan Cover

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For more information please email info@mdccc.org or call 301.696.3280.