2013
"Be the Change"

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” - Mahatma Gandhi

November 1-2, 2013
Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC

Highlights

The 2013 CSNAP included two days of powerful and exciting events. Below are highlights.

Friday Night

Fifty students from six campuses participated in the Friday night activities, sorting donations of food, toiletries, and housewares at Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. Thanks to Mary Mozingo from CPCC for arranging the project and to Shay Merritt and Steve Cross of Second Harvest for overseeing the projects. 

After the service project, participants assembled at Queens University of Charlotte for dinner and reflection.  Thanks to Christina D'Aulerio, the NC Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA at Queens, and  Joseph Vaughn for leading the reflection. Participants answered questions at roundtables and then created a work of art to reflect their experience at the service project.

Saturday

Opening Session
Workshops
Voices of Changemakers
Engage for Life Panel
Awards
Closing Session
Be the ChangePhoto Project
Social Media
Sponsors

Nearly 200 students, representing 27 colleges and universities in NC, SC, and VA attended the Saturday conference. Thanks to the Office of Service-Learning and everyone at Central Piedmont Community College who helped make the conference a success. A special thanks to the CPCC student volunteers, who arrived at 7:30 a.m. and stayed until 5:15 p.m., for their hard work and positives attitudes. Click on the image to download the program booklet.

Opening Session

Leslie Garvin, Associate Director of NC Campus Compact set the tone for the day by explaining the conference theme then Mark Helms, Dean of Student Life and Service-Learning, CPCC welcomed the participants. Next Scott Swimmer of DRUMSTRONG/DrumsForCures, shared his personal journey to creating the organization. He and his team then lead the participants in a powerful, interactive rhythm gathering.  

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Workshops

Throughout the day attendees participated in 24 workshops focused on helping them understand the critical issues facing our world and to build the necessary skills needed to impact those issues. Thanks to the 47 professionals, students, and educators who facilitated the sessions. A special thanks to the experts who facilitated the "Know the Issues" sessions.  At the link you can download documents that the Council for Children's Rights has generously shared related to their presentation. 

Voices of Changemakers

 

 

Three students - Joe Morrison (Davidson College), Keith Morris (UNC-Chapel Hill), and Elisa Benitez (UNC Charlotte) - were featured  as plenary speakers throughout the day.  They shared powerful and inspiring insights about the issues for which they are passionate and their journey to becoming changemakers.  Read their full bios here.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Engage for Life panel

In the afternoon, four professionals from the Charlotte region, representing various sectors, discussed their career journey, trends in their fields, and how they continue to be civically engaged.  We appreciate each of them for participating.

Luncheon and Awards

In addition to distrbuting door prizes and hearing from a Changemaker, NC Campus Compact presented sixteen students with a 2013 Community Impact Student Award.  Appalachian State University student, Amanda Moore, received the 2103 John H. Barnhill Civic Trailblazer Award. Follow the highlighted links for award details.

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Closing Session


Tony Brown of Duke University (see his full bio here) facilitated the closing plenary session challenging students to reflect on what they had learned throughout the day and determine how to move forward with the knowledge gained most effectively.  

NC Campus Compact awarded the final prizes, of the twenty available, and CPCC students symbolically "passed the torch" to NC State University, the hosts of the 2014 CSNAP.

 

Be the Change Photo Project

CSNAP participants were encouraged to write throughout the day how they are "being the change" on a white board and take a photo to declare their commitment.

Social Media

Throughout the day participants were encouraged to tweet at #CSNAP2013. At the end of the day four participants were awarded SNAPs (Social Networking Awesomeness Prizes) for Best Inspirational Tweet, Most Informative Tweet, and Best Photos. 

 

Sponsors

We truly appreciate The Duke Endowment and Central Piedmont Community College for sponsoring this event.

 

 

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