Civic Engagement During the Time of COVID
Join us for a panel discussion on how the pandemic has impacted civic engagement in higher education campuses and its continued importance. The panel discussion will be held virtually Friday, October 30th at 2:00 pm. More information below.
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Reynolds Journalism Institute’s 2021 Student Innovation Competition
The Reynolds Journalism Institute has decided to take on the challenge that newsrooms are finding it harder to stay connected to their audiences and communities. They want to help news organizations find new methods of engaging with their readers and viewers.
For this year's competition, RJI asks students to research a local news organization and come up with a new way for them to engage their community. Students must create a plan on how they would work with the organization to implement their idea over a three-month period. The idea for the competition must be submitted by Oct. 31, 2020.
To learn more and submit your idea, click here.
Campus Compact Announces Save the Date for Coordinated Virtual Conference Series
This year's Campus Compact conference theme is Full Participation: Resilience and Responsibility for Racial and Environmental Justice. For Western Region, Save the Date is March 17th. For Eastern Region, Save the Date is April 8th. For Midwest Region, Save the Date is May 25th.
Take Your Power Back Weekend
The Andrew Goodman Foundation is hosting a virtual conference to help you take your power back and prepare you to vote in 2020 and beyond called "Taking Your Power Back Weekend".
For more info go to: https://andrewgoodman.org/summit/2020-national-civic-leadership-training-summit/
NJCC Announces Awardees of 2020
Seven students were selected as recipients of the Changebuilder Scholar Award though New Jersey Campus Compact's AmeriCorps Changebuilder program. Click here to read more.
NJCC Announces Thrivers at Student Conference
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
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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Fall 2020 Communities of Practice
This Fall of 2020, Campus Compact is offering 12 unique Communities of Practice ranging from community partnerships to engaged research to supporting engaged faculty development. Professionals who wish to participate must commit to attending all of the scheduled virtual group sessions.
The last day to apply is September 11th at 11:59 pm EST. Click here to learn more and apply.
Campus Compact Announces their National Webinar Series
Recently, Campus Compact announced the dates and topics for their 2020-2021 National Webinar Series. According to the website, "Topics touch on issues of relevance to faculty, staff, students, and their partners in education and community building." The webinars are free for members and $25 per webinar for non-members. Click on the link below to learn more and register.
Equity in the Center Announces Fall Training Opportunities
Recently, Equity in the Center released their Fall Training opportunities and it features topics like intersectional allyship for racial justice and building pro-black institutions.
For more info and to sign up, go to: https://mailchi.mp/57ac2a434037/registration-open-fall-training-opportunities?e=1034909576
Campus Compact Safe Elections Project
The Campus Compact Safe Elections Project is offering 300 spots for Student Recruiters on a first come-first served basis. These students will receive a $500 stipend for 3 weeks of work this summer mobilizing their peers to register as poll workers. This is a fantastic member benefit to Compact campuses.
For students to request to be a student recruiter: https://compact.org/education-for-democracy/safe-elections-project/recruit/
To become a poll worker: https://www.powerthepolls.org/campus/
Thrivers 2020 Press Release
NJCC is proud to announce the official release of their Thrivers 2020 publication and database. It highlights students graduating in 2020 that are ready to demonstrate their 21st century workplace skills and seven Changebuilder Scholars who were awarded $1,000. Click here to read the press release.
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
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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