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Call for Proposals for the 2014 CUMU Conference

The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities is seeking proposals for paper presentations, roundtable presentations, and poster presentations that are informative and relevant, provoke discussion, and encourage opportunities for learner replication. Special emphasis should be placed on engaged scholarship, translational research and their impact on the community.

Presentation tracks include:

Creative Placemaking, Student Engagement and Community Revitalization Healthy Neighborhoods by Design Social Entrepreneurs, a New Model for Urban Sustainability Place-based Reform of K-12 Public Education and Successful Strategies for Addressing College Readiness & Completion

The deadline for proposal submission is June 2, 2014. Find out more about proposal formats and submission guidelines here.

Selection and Notification

The Conference Committee will evaluate proposals with regard to relevance to the conference theme and the significance of the topic to the mission of the Coalition. Notification letters will be sent electronically by June 30, 2014 to the lead presenter. All presenters must be registered for the conference and are expected to pay all related costs.

Submit a Proposal


Michigan Campus Compact

June 2014 Network Meeting
Hosted by Alma College, please join Michigan Campus Compact as we cement our civic engagement strategies for the next year and beyond! We will spend a day together reflecting on external forces that influence our work, and the internal opportunities we have to enhance our impact. We will discuss our role as an association both on the state and national level while brainstorming how we can strengthen our regional and local presence. "The times, they are a'changin..." – join us to learn more!
Register here



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.

Diving Deep: Campus Compact’s Institute for Experienced Civic and Community Engagement Practitioners (June 17-20, 2014)

  • In Casper, Wyoming, Campus Compact, in partnership with Campus Compact of the Mountain West, will welcome seasoned practitioners and a team of distinguished facilitators to explore the future of the service-learning and civic and community engagement movement through Diving Deep: Campus Compact’s Institute for Experienced Civic and Community Engagement Practitioners.
  • The participants will engage in a stimulating community of diverse voices in which participants – through both structured programming and accidental discovery – will explore unknown territories, bring to the surface their own assumptions and come to an understanding on a deeper, more personal level of what it means to be a leader and professional in this field.
  • Applications now open. 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.


Frontiers Of Democracy Campaign

July 16-18, 2014, Boston, MA
Frontiers of Democracy is sponsored byTisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University,
the Democracy Imperative, and the Deliberative Democracy Consortium.



October 26, 2013

Make a Difference Day

November 23, 2013

Family Volunteer Day 

January 20, 2014

MLK Day of Service

April 6-14, 2014

AmeriCorps Week

April 6-13, 2014

National Volunteer Week

April 11-13, 2014

Global Youth Service Day

May 3, 2014

Join Hands Day

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