Thrivers are students graduating college this year and are mapping out their Next Steps. Thrivers are ready to show they have years of experience sharpening their SOFT SKILLS through volunteering and working together to find solutions for today’s challenges. Learn more
Eastern Region Campus Compact Conference
Eastern Region Campus Compact recently announced a Save the Date for their 2021 conference. It will take place from April 7th - April 9th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the Hilton at Penn's Landing.
Keynote Speaker for Engage-NJ Student Conference 2020
Saul Flores is officially the keynote speaker for the Engage-NJ Student Conference 2020 titled "Connecting Volunteers to Meaningful Careers". Flores walked 5,328 miles through ten countries to document how grueling and dangerous the journey of immigrants to the United States can be and to raise money for an elementary school in Atencingo, Mexico. The story of his journey, accompanied by a series of photographs, capture the essence of the people, communities, and cultures he encountered along the way.
New Jersey Campus Compact Presenets Students' Stories of Engagement
We wanted to take the time to hear from these inspiring students because, after all, this is a big reason why we keep showing up every day – to help people find their way into and through adulthood, to help them discover their passion and direction, as Kaeley Ipson wrote below.
But this work - developing civically engaged graduates - is about more than motivating students to complete their degrees, as Rebecca and Rameez describe below. It’s also about showing the world that these are the excellent, skilled, adaptable, positive contributors to the workplace and to society more broadly. These are the people, who, through their experiences in helping communities prosper, are surely the very people New Jersey’s employers and social innovation investors should be climbing over themselves to entice into their business worlds.
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CENTENARY AND NEW JERSEY CAMPUS COMPACT LAUNCH CHANGEBUILDERS
New program coordinated by Great Meadows resident could create up to 50,000 hours of high-quality volunteer service over five years
THE FIRST MEETING OF CHANGEBUILDERS CAMPUSES
Jersey City, NJ (June 21, 2018) – On Tuesday, May 2nd, New Jersey Campus Compact (NJCC) hosted the first Meeting of Changebuilder campuses at the New Jersey Business & Industry Association office in Trenton, New Jersey.
N.J STUDENT HONORED FOR HELPING AT-RISK CHILDREN, ADVOCACY
Raritan Valley Community College student Faranak Aminifar has been selected to receive the Campus Compact 2016 Newman Civic Fellows Award.
RVCC STUDENTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THEIR COMMUNITY
RVCC’s nationally recognized program enables students to use community service as part of the classroom experience and receive academic credit for their service. Students serve many different kinds of organizations—from non-profits, to public schools, to government agencies.
New Jersey commits to 65 educational attainment rate by 2025
New Jersey is committing to becoming the most educated state in the country.
Under the banner of “65 by ‘25: Many Paths, One Future,” New Jersey officials announced a plan to have nearly two-thirds of state residents by 2025 complete some kind of education or training after high school.
Student Conference Press Release
On February 29th, New Jersey Campus Compact (NJCC) convened the State’s first student volunteer conference entitled “Engage-NJ: Connecting Volunteers to a Meaningful Career” at Middlesex County College in Edison, NJ...Read more
Raritan Valley Community College Places in the 2020 Impact Awards
NJCC would like to congratulate Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) for winning the Eduardo J. Padrón Award for Institutional Transformation. RVCC is recognized for its longstanding commitment to providing every Raritan student with civic and community-based learning experiences. Service-learning opportunities are deeply embedded in student life and in the curriculum, with service-learning courses offered in every academic department.
To read more about the 2020 Impact Awards, click here.
Announcing Inaugural Changebuilder Scholars
The following three students received $1,000 scholarships for their on-campus work as NJ Campus Compact Changebuilders in the program's inaugural year with partners: Centenary University, Drew University, NJCU, Ramapo College, Stockton University, WPU.
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ANNOUNCING THE 2019-2020 NEWMAN CIVIC FELLOWS
The Newman Civic Fellowship is a one-year fellowship for community-committed college students from Campus Compact member institutions. The fellowship honors the late Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact’s founders, who was a tireless advocate for civic engagement in higher education.
NJCC AND WILLIAM PATERSON LAUNCH CHANGEBUILDERS
New Jersey Campus Compact has partnered with William Paterson University to launch the Changebuilders Project. Under the new venture, hundreds of William Paterson University students will be capable of demonstrating excellence while engaging with and volunteering in communities, thereby enabling them to make a difference in their local communities as changebuilders.
THE CIVICALLY ENGAGED STUDENT SOLUTION
According to the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA), outmigration is a growing problem in New Jersey. Each year, New Jersey loses over 50,000 adults, aged 18-34, as they seek higher education and livelihoods out of state
Rutgers University—Newark Junior Ashley Vasquez Named as a 2018 Newman Civic Fellow
NEWARK, NJ) -- Rutgers University-Newark Junior Ashley Vasquez has been named as a 2018 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education.
Margarita Valdez Named by Campus Compact as New Jersey’s First Newman Civic Fellow
Margarita Valdez, a student at Bergen Community College, has been named a Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a national coalition of nearly 1,200 college and university presidents committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education.