IMPROVE the quality of teaching and learning throughout New Hampshire institutions of higher education.

PROVIDE leadership throughout the state and nation to reinvigorate the civic and moral leadership of higher education in ways that connect colleges and universities with the communities and constituencies they serve.

PROMOTE citizenship education by expanding higher education's role in educating students not only for careers and jobs but also for their roles as active and engaged community members.

Programs & Awards

Presidents’ Awards

Each April, campuses around New Hampshire come together to celebrate their successful initiatives within the community. The Presidents’ Awards are given to honorees specified by a campus to a student leader or student group, a staff member and/or a community partner.  …more

Past Projects

Engaged Department Initiative (completed 2010)
This was a two-part program that provided small grants to campuses to expand their service-learning program across a discipline and explore building a faculty rewards system that reflect a commitment to the scholarship of engagement.

Building the Civic Life of Higher Education (completed 2007)
Funded by Learn and Serve America this project used service-learning as a strategy to build civic skills, knowledge and behaviors across institutions of higher education in Northern New England. This was in collaboration with Maine and Vermont Campus Compacts.

NH Serve Study Initiative (completed 2007)
Learn and Serve America provided funding to explore best practices related to combining community service and Federal Work Study.