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2016 Award Nominations Open
The 2016 MDCCC award nominations are now open! The Maryland-DC Campus Compact annually recognizes excellence relating to leadership in civic and community engagement, early and career scholarship, student groups, campus-community partnerships, and civic and institutional leadership. We recognize students, faculty, administrators, institutions, and community leaders. Nominations are due June 15, 2016.
This year we are pleased to have Gail Robinson facilitating our Practitioners' Retreat, entitled "Renewing Our Commitment - To Our Colleagues, Students, and Communities." She will lead participants through the day, reflecting on successes and points needing improvement from the past year, and looking at the year ahead. Register now!
Service-Learning Course Design: What Faculty Need to Know
Join faculty colleagues to explore service-learning as a high-impact educational practice for courses in all disciplines at a workshop led by Dr. Barbara Jacoby. This workshop will be held at Morgan State University and is free of charge. Registration is now open!
Save the date for SLCE 2016!
The Service-Learning & Civic Engagement Conference (SLCE) is an annual event hosted by the Maryland-DC Campus Compact, a network of universities and individuals dedicated to creating strong civic engagement, service-learning, and community partnerships in the Maryland and D.C. area. On April 2, 2016, roughly 300 students, faculty, staff, and community partners will gather at the Universities at Shady Grove to discuss the achievements and challenges over the last year – and the work yet to be done moving forward.
MDCCC Announces 2015 Award Winners
The Maryland-DC Campus Compact is very pleased to announce our 2015 award winners.
Registration Open: Dr. Jacoby’s Service-Learning 101
Join faculty colleagues to explore service-learning as a high-impact educational practice for courses in all disciplines at a workshop led by Dr. Barbara Jacoby. Registration is now open!
Get Involved with Day to Serve 2015
Day to Serve is a unique annual initiative taking place in Maryland, DC, Virginia, and West Virginia from September 11-October 10, 2015. It unites people in the shared goal of helping those in need and improving the communities where we live. Find out how you can get involved on the Day to Serve website.
2015-2016 MDCCC AmeriCorps VISTAs
We are excited to welcome our new cohort of 2015-2016 Maryland-DC Campus Compact VISTAs! Read more about each MDCCC AmeriCorps VISTA and the projects where they are serving on our MDCCC AmeriCorps VISTA Abstracts and Bios page.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2015 MARYLAND-DC CAMPUS COMPACT AWARDS
We are seeking nominations for the 2015 Maryland-DC Campus Compact Awards including:
- The Alan G. Penczek Service-Learning Faculty Award
- The Community Partnership Award
- The Institutional Leadership Award
- The Engaged Campus Award
- The Service-Learning Scholarship Award
- The Civic Engagement Award
- The Excellence in Service Student Group Award
- The William E. “Brit” Kirwan Engaged Leader Award
Please download the 2015 MDCCC Awards Nominations Packet for more information about each award, and nomination forms. We look forward to reviewing all nominations submitted by June 15th, 2015.
2015-2016 MDCCC AmeriCorps VISTA Positions Available!
The Maryland-DC Campus Compact currently has 23 MDCCC AmeriCorps VISTA positions available across the Maryland-DC region. We are currently recruiting for 1 MDCCC AmeriCorps VISTA Leader and 22 MDCCC AmeriCorps VISTA members. Visit our project abstracts to learn more and apply!
Register Now for SLCE 2015!
The Service-Learning & Civic Engagement Conference (SLCE) is an annual event hosted by the Maryland – D.C. Campus Compact, a network of universities and individuals dedicated to creating strong civic engagement, service-learning, and community partnerships in the Maryland and D.C. area. On March 28, 2015, roughly 300 students, faculty, staff, and community partners will gather at American University to discuss the achievements and challenges made over the last year – and the work that still has to be done moving forward.
Newman Civic Fellows Award Nominations Open
The nomination period is now open for the Campus Compact's Newman Civic Fellows Award, which recognizes community-involved student leaders. We are seeking nominations of undergraduate students who are proven leaders with both the motivation and ability to make substantial contributions toward public problem solving. Nominations will be accepted until March 4, 2015.
Engaged Campus Matching Mini-Grants
MDCCC is pleased to announce fund availability for $1000 mini-grants to enhance professional development, service-learning and community engagement efforts. Individual campus consultations and site visits will be available for five member institutions on topics such as enhancing faculty engagement, faculty development, evaluation and assessment, reflection, community partnerships, civic responsibility and engagement, and institutionalization. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning November 3, 2014. For more information, visit mdccc.org or contact Madeline Yates (firstname.lastname@example.org). Click here for more information and the application form.
New Book: Service-Learning Essentials
Campus Compact is pleased to announce, Service-Learning Essentials: Questions, Answers, and Lessons Learned by Barbara Jacoby. The book is now available for pre-order. Use Discount code CCO25 to receive a 25% discount on your order. A preview of the Preface and Table of Contents is available to view now.