Who We Are

Founded in 1997, Campus Compact for New Hampshire (CCNH) is a statewide consortium of college and university presidents and private-sector partners who are united in their commitment to the civic purposes of higher education. Through resources, training, grants, and capacity building, we work to connect campuses and communities in ways that address pressing societal needs and improve student learning.

CCNH works in close collaboration with the New Hampshire College & University Council, the New Hampshire Department of Education, Volunteer NH!, the Corporation for National & Community Service, and the national Campus Compact organization. CCNH is also sponsored by the New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation.

Our Mission & Vision

Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for integrating community service and civic responsibility throughout academic and student life among our member institutions. CCNH and its members and partners work to:

  • 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.

Our Impact

CCNH and its member campuses have had an enormous impact on New Hampshire’s communities:

  • CCNH has distributed more than $1 million in partnership grants and supported hundreds of campus-community projects.
  • CCNH engages some 50,000 students annually in programs to strengthen education, health care, the environment, economic development, and other community interests.
  • Students at CCNH member institu­tions contribute over 5 million hours of community service each year, providing an eco­nomic benefit of more than $100 million to the state.
  • CCNH has deployed more than 2,000 AmeriCorps and VISTA members to serve in low-income communities, improve education opportunities, and address the needs of children facing poverty, mental health, and other issues.
  • We’ve extended campus capacity through hundreds of workshops and conferences on topics spanning service-learning, civic engagement, college access and success, student leadership, and community-based research, among others.