North Carolina Campus Compact members have embraced 9/11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. Day of Service activities include: UNC-Charlotte, Campbell University, NC Wesleyan University, Wake Forest University, and Western Carolina University are holding formal programs, services, or ceremonies that include speakers, a moment of remembrance and reflection, a focus on tolerance and unity, flag displays, Color Guard participants, and ROTC performances. Wake Forest University is working with several community organizations and two other universities place volunteer throughout Winston-Salem, and organizing a letter drive for troops. Western Carolina University will have students serve at various organizations throughout Jackson…
North Carolina ranks 47th in newly released Volunteering in America report. In August 2011, the Corporation for National & Community Service published the findings of their 2010 nationwide surveys which collect data from over 60,000 households, and measure the volunteering activities of adults age 16 and older. You can also download personalized reports for your area on their Export Data page.
“Moving us Forward: Recognizing and Rewarding Civic Engagement”, October 27-28, 2011, seeks to advance institutional engagement. Leaders in higher education will participate in workshops on engaged scholarship, institutional change, and campus-community reciprocity. This conference will include an institute for faculty teams to focus on institutional strategies for rewarding engaged scholarship in promotion and tenure.
On Tuesday, September 20, 2011, the Carolina Panthers will challenge Queens University of Charlotte to perform 75,000 hours of community service. Queens is also announcing a new university-wide partnership with Sedgefield Elementary. The entire Sedgefield community will join Queens and the Panthers for this announcement and lunch. The public is invited to come out to support these new partnerships. Tuesday, September 20th 11:00 am Queens Campus Residential Quad
Voices for National Service Hill Day 2011 On Thursday, September 15, members of the National Service community will be gathering at in Washington, DC to visit legislators and make the case for CNCS. On the hill day, participants will be broken up into teams from different regions and programs. Their team will meet with multiple legislators throughout the day. For more information and to register, click: Here. Registration for the event is open until August 26.
Duke University seeks an Executive Director for the Duke Center for Civic Engagement (DCCE). The DCCE serves as a catalyst for civic engagement programs across the campus, connecting education and research with socially-responsible service. The DCCE works with Duke faculty, students, and staff as well as with national and international experts; it seeks to ensure that Duke’s various efforts are energetically connected and to build on research and teaching at Duke that engages the concept and practice of civic engagement. The DCCE will take Duke’s civic engagement commitment to the next level, formulating an exemplary vision and strategy for civic…
NC Campus Compact Summer Associates and Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Nonprofit Interns celebrated their summer long experiences with “How DO you eat asparagus?” training and presentation July 28.
NC Campus Compact partnering with Communities In Schools of North Carolina (CISNC) to mobilize 170 North Carolina college students to serve as AmeriCorps mentors in ADVANCE (AmeriCorps Dedicated to VA and NC Children Excelling).