North Carolina Campus Compact builds the capacity of colleges and universities to produce civically-engaged graduates and strengthen communities.
 
  • Celebrating 50 years of VISTA

    Bathanti1_cropThis year AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Often described as a domestic version of the Peace Corps, the VISTA program has engaged thousands of citizens in the fight against poverty since the first volunteers began service in 1965. To honor the occasion, VISTAs past and present gathered in Greensboro, North Carolina on June … Continue Reading
  • WCU’s Perry honored with American Democracy Project’s Saltmarsh Award

    Perry_web2Dr. Lane Perry, director of service-learning at Western Carolina University, has received the 2015 John Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement during AASCU’s American Democracy Project annual meeting in New Orleans. The Saltmarsh Award is presented to an emerging leader in the civic engagement field from an AASCU institution or ADP Partner. Perry joins fellow North Carolinian Dr. … Continue Reading
  • What students leave behind, others put to good use

    Move-out and graduation are hectic times as students scramble to finish exams, clean out dorm rooms, and pack for home, travel, or summer jobs. On some campuses, this haste does not make waste, because students and staff organize programs to collect and donate cast-off items. Appalachian State University’s massive “Don’t Throw It Away“ campaign began in 2001 to reduce waste … Continue Reading
  • National Campus Compact sets new course for network

    CC30th_croppedNorth Carolina Campus Compact is one of 34 state and regional affiliates of national Campus Compact. Founded in 1985 by the presidents of Brown, Georgetown and Stanford Universities and the president of the Education Commission of the States, our national coalition has grown to include nearly 1,100 colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education. In 2014, … Continue Reading
  • New issue of Partnerships examines challenge of teaching “democratic thinking”

    Partnerships Logo_P onlyThrough Campus Compact, colleges and universities pledge their commitment to educating engaged citizens – but how can teachers help students learn to think in ways that prepare them for active participation in a democratic society? At the intersection of political and moral philosophy and pedagogy, a new special issue of the online journal Partnerships offers a critical examination of the … Continue Reading
  • NC mayors join day of recognition for national service

    2015MayorsDay-GraphicToday, April 7, more than 2,600 mayors and local officials across the country are acknowledging the power of national service. These leaders know that service – including AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps VISTA – can be a cost-effective strategy to address local challenges. By unleashing the power of citizens, national service programs have a positive and lasting impact – making our cities … Continue Reading

The Engaged Leaders  video series
Dr. Nido Qubein, President, High Point University and
NC Campus Compact Executive Board Chair