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2017 Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement Meeting Organized by ADP, TDC, and NASPA


Wednesday, June 7, 2017 to Saturday, June 10, 2017
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront • Baltimore, Maryland

The American Democracy Project (ADP), The Democracy Commitment (TDC), and NASPA are committed to advancing the civic engagement movement in higher education. Join us from June 7-10, 2017 in Baltimore, Md. for our annual conference which brings together faculty, student affairs professionals, senior campus administrators, students, and community partners. Together we will work to ensure that students graduate from our colleges and universities--both public and private--prepared to be the informed, engaged citizens that our communities and our democracy need. For more information about the conference, you can look here.


Summit on Improvement in Education

March 27-29, 2017

San Francisco Marriott Marquis

2017 marks the fourth annual Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education. This three-day event drew more than twelve hundred of the best minds on the vanguard of improving education by applying innovative approaches to research and development carried out in networks to address real problems of practice. For more information on the summit, you can look here.


Michigan Campus Compact

Michigan Campus Compact’s (MiCC) Venture Grants are financial awards up to $3,500. Applications for
Venture Grant funds are available to individuals or groups from MiCC member campuses who wish to
develop or expand community service programs, service-learning opportunities, and/or civic learning
activities. Community service includes volunteer activities/projects which meet the needs of the
community. Service-learning integrates within the academic curriculum a thoughtfully organized
service experience and provides structured opportunities for students to think, talk, or write about
their service participation (reflection). Civic learning includes engaging students in a public purpose,
social action, advocacy, community-based research, citizenship and/or renewing the civic mission of
higher education. Registered student organizations, individual students in good standing, faculty and administrators of MiCC member institutions are eligible to submit project proposals.

2017-18 UPDATE:  The Member Engagement Grant process and timeline are being updated.  It is anticipated that this program will now follow a July 1 – June 30 timeline to mirror our organizational fiscal year.  Check back here for updates later this spring, or keep an eye out for MiCC’s Newsletter!


National Campus Compact

Resources for Faculty

  • Our work with faculty and chief academic officers focuses on linking community-based work with course content across disciplines. Campus Compact was an early leader in this movement, launching the Integrating Service with Academic Study (ISAS) project in 1989. Through publications, awards, conferences, and innovative programs, we continue to create groundbreaking ways to strengthen service-learning and engaged scholarship in the academy.
  • Click here for more information.
Resources for Community Service/Service-Learning Staff
  • Community service and service-learning staff are vital to campus engagement work. Campus Compact is dedicated to helping these professionals fund, build, and manage effective programs. Our resources and initiatives offer the best, most up-to-date information on how to connect campuses and communities in ways that benefit all concerned.
  • Click here for more information.


Michigan Nonprofit Association

Lifelong Civic Engagement: A Guide for Michiganders

  • is a digital resource that outlines lifelong engagement of Michigan residents and offers suggestions, as well as tools, on how to engage in the community. This resource is divided into sections based on a series of life stages (K-12; College Years; Non-College Bound Youth; Post Graduate; Aging Adults). Each section is designed to act as an independent guide for a specific life stage, as well as function as a cohesive document that lays out ways to civically engage in Michigan throughout a lifetime.
  • Click here for more information.

Volunteer Centers of Michigan

  • Volunteer Centers of Michigan (VCM) is a statewide network of over 30 Volunteer Centers serving 59 Michigan counties.
  •  Volunteer Centers mobilize people and resources to deliver creative solutions to community problems. Through the convening of organizations, the promotion of community service, and the matching of volunteers to nonprofit programs and events, Volunteer Centers take a leadership role in addressing key community issues.



May 15-19, 2017

Senior Corps Week

September 11, 2017

September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance

October 28, 2017

Make a Difference Day

November 19, 2017

Family Volunteer Day
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