New Equity & Inclusion Credential

Begin preparing for Campus Compact’s newest credential Campus Compact’s new Equity & Inclusion Credential encourages and supports practitioners as they reflect on, articulate, and analyze their individual commitments and actions––as well as those of their institution––to advance diversity, equity, anti-racism, and inclusion. Our new preparation guidebook will help you imagine and design ways to work with colleagues to identify and analyze your commitments, practices, and future learning trajectories. Submission will open in September 2022, so now is a great time to begin our guided process to create your application materials. The Equity & Inclusion credential is the latest offering from…

2022 CCNH Presidents’ Award Recipients Announced

Campus Compact for New Hampshire has announced the 2022 CCNH Presidents’ Award recipients. These outstanding students, faculty, staff, administrators, and representatives of local K-12 schools and nonprofits were selected by member presidents and chancellors for their leadership and vital work in their communities. CCNH recently recognized award recipients at a virtual celebration that brought together campus and community leaders to recognize and celebrate their contributions. Attendees also heard from keynote speaker Alyssa Griffin, a student leader and Newman Civic Fellow at Plymouth State University, and Campus Compact’s new national President Bobbi Laur. This year’s award recipients worked to strengthen communities…

Earn National Recognition for Your Work

Campus Compact is seeking applications and nominations for our next Impact Award recipients! The Campus Compact Impact Awards are awarded each year to outstanding faculty, community engagement professionals, and campuses that have demonstrated transformational leadership in pursuit of the public purposes of higher education. Individuals may nominate others for the awards or submit applications on their own behalf. Learn more about application requirements for each award by visiting compact.org/impact-awards. Application deadline: September 30, 2022 Applications are open for the following awards: Nadinne Cruz Community Engagement Professional Award Celebrating the ethical leadership and advocacy demonstrated by higher education community engagement professionals. Thomas…

CCNH and Lincoln Financial Foundation Partner 
to Lift Low-Income Students  

Lincoln Financial Foundation’s continued support for CCNH’s AmeriCorps VISTA program helps students succeed in school, college, and careers The Lincoln Financial Foundation and Campus Compact for New Hampshire (CCNH) will continue their longstanding partnership to help students in New Hampshire reach their full potential. For the ninth consecutive year, the Lincoln Financial Foundation will provide essential grant funding for CCNH’s school-based AmeriCorps VISTA program. The program places volunteers in communities throughout New Hampshire to help low-income students succeed in school and beyond. “Education is one of the cornerstones of our work to build strong, vital communities,” notes Nancy Rogers, President…

Call for Proposals – Anti-Racist Community Engagement: Principles and Practices

The editors of this upcoming publication seek chapter contributions from faculty, staff, administrators, practitioners, students, and community partners. Chapters from across the country will share and analyze experiences using anti-racist community engagement principles in teaching, research, and practice on and off college campuses. The book will offer a deep dive into the challenges, obstacles, and successes of anti-racist community-engaged work. Specifically, the editors ask for applications of the Principles for Anti-Racist Community Engagement (ARCE). Potential authors are invited to think about their work in one of the areas identified by the ARCE Principles and write about how the ideas are…

2022–2023 NH Newman Civic Fellows Announced

Campus Compact has announced the 2022–2023 national cohort of Newman Civic Fellows. These outstanding students were selected by member presidents and chancellors for their leadership and potential to make positive change locally, nationally, and around the world. Through the Fellowship, Campus Compact provides students with training and resources that nurture their assets and passions and help them develop strategies for social change. The year-long program includes learning and networking opportunities as part of a national network of engaged student leaders and an optional in-person convening. This year’s Newman Civic Fellows from New Hampshire are Aditi Gupta of Dartmouth College, Jonathan…

Deadline Extended: Apply to Become an Engaged Scholar

Campus Compact is accepting nominations for member faculty, staff, and administrators to become Engaged Scholars for 2022–2023. The Engaged Scholars initiative is designed to develop a diverse group of early-career faculty and staff to strengthen their own community-engaged scholarship and lead equity-focused change within their institution and communities. This year’s Engaged Scholars cohort will consist of 20 individuals from Campus Compact member institutions across the country. These scholars will meet regularly over the course of a year to collaborate and learn. Gatherings will include monthly virtual meetings, two virtual retreats, and two additional retreats to be held in person if…

Plymouth State Partners with CCNH’s NH GEAR UP Alliance to Expand College Access

“On the Move” scholarships will be available to New Hampshire GEAR UP Alliance students from urban and rural high schools throughout the state Plymouth State University is partnering with the New Hampshire GEAR UP Alliance to make college more accessible for students in the Granite State. As part of this statewide effort, Plymouth State has created “On the Move” scholarships for all students who participate in New Hampshire GEAR UP Alliance academic programs. The On the Move scholarships are the first created exclusively for GEAR UP students. They will offer $2,000 per year, or $8,000 over four years, to low-income…

Join a Campus Compact Community of Practice

Campus Compact’s Communities of Practice provide civic and community engagement professionals a space for shared learning and collegial support. Join now to participate in shared learning, networking, and skill building to enhance and deepen your practice. Communities of Practice available for this spring include Supporting Engaged Faculty Development, Engaged Research, Community-Engaged Learning & Teaching, Community Partnerships, and Community Engagement Fundamentals. Application deadline: February 4, 2022 There is no fee to participate. Space is limited, so apply now! APPLY

Newman Civic Fellowship Nominations Open for 2022–2023

Nominations for the 2022–2023 Newman Civic Fellowship are now open! The nomination process will remain open through February 1, 2022. The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports community-committed students who are changemakers and public problem-solvers at Campus Compact member institutions. Fellows are nominated by their president or chancellor on the basis of their potential for public leadership. Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides students with training and resources that nurture their assets and passions and help them develop strategies for social change. The yearlong program includes virtual learning opportunities and networking as part of a national network of engaged student leaders, as well as…

Apply Now to Become an Engaged Scholar

Campus Compact is accepting nominations for member faculty, staff, and administrators to become Engaged Scholars for 2022–2023. The Engaged Scholars initiative is designed to develop a diverse group of early-career faculty and staff to strengthen their own community-engaged scholarship and lead equity-focused change within their institution and communities. This year’s Engaged Scholars cohort will consist of 20 individuals from Campus Compact member institutions across the country. These scholars will meet regularly between April 2022 and June 2023 to collaborate and learn. Gatherings will include monthly virtual meetings, two virtual retreats, and two additional retreats to be held in person if…

Campus Compact Names New National President

Campus Compact has appointed Bobbie Laur as its next national president, effective February 15, 2022. Laur currently serves as associate vice president for outreach at Towson University as well as executive director of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU). As Campus Compact’s president, she will lead the nation’s largest national organization dedicated to higher education civic and community engagement. “The combination of deep place-based and national-level work make her the perfect choice to lead the Compact at this moment,” said Jonathan Alger, president of James Madison University and chair of Campus Compact’s Board of Directors. “Bobbie is an…

CCNH Wins National Service Grant

The Service Year Alliance has awarded Campus Compact for New Hampshire (CCNH) one of four 2021 National Service Community Challenge Grants. The grants are designed to help community collaboratives attract sustainable funding for programs that use national service to address local needs. The $100,000 in grant funding is spread among just a handful of organizations across the country. A Sustainable Infrastructure for School Readiness CCNH will use grant and matching funds to help build a national service infrastructure in the rural northernmost counties of New Hampshire. In building this infrastructure, CCNH will recruit and train AmeriCorps volunteers, who will work…

Request for Proposals: Compact22 National Virtual Conference

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Campus Compact is accepting proposals for the Compact22 National Virtual Conference, slated for March 2022. Proposals should address the conference theme, A Better Way Forward: Innovation with Equity at the Center. The conference will explore how we can mobilize the power of higher education to drive innovation, build connections, and create a new normal centered in equity and justice. Sessions may explore topics such as civic engagement, community-engaged research, civic and service learning, institutional chance, university-community partnerships, and more. We welcome proposals from faculty, staff, students, and community partners. Proposals may represent work undertaken through public, private, two-year, four-year, and…

Community-Building Webinar Series Starts Soon

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Campus Compact’s 2021–2022 national webinar series takes the great and varied work happening on the ground around the country and brings it straight to your desk. Topics touch on issues of relevance to faculty, staff, students, and their partners in education and community building. Webinars will cover topics such as Democracy in Action, Re-Envisioning and Co-Creating Community Engagement, Building Thriving Partnerships between Colleges & Local Government, and more. Be sure to tune in for information, tools, and resources to support and inspire you. Dates: Thursdays, September 30, 2021–April 7, 2022 Time: 3:00–4:00 pm Eastern time Cost: FREE for Campus Compact…

Fusion Course: Enhancing Education through Community-based Learning

Free for CCNH members! This five-session webinar offers critical training and support for faculty as they continue to adapt to shifting teaching practices. Learn how to infuse community-based learning into existing online, hybrid, or in-person courses to strengthen learning, create community connections, and improve student retention. Participants will: Review best practices in community- and problem-based learning pedagogy Learn effective strategies for engaged teaching and community building through online and hybrid courses Explore benefits, challenges, and successful practices in using community-based learning in online, hybrid, or in-person courses Gain experience with helpful online learning tools, techniques, and technologies Faculty members will…

Deadline Extended! Campus Compact Impact Awards

Campus Compact Impact Awards

The deadline for Campus Compact’s national Impact Awards has been extended through September 30, 2021. Apply now for these prestigious awards, which recognize faculty, community engagement professionals, and academic institutions for their leadership in advancing the public purposes of higher education. Individuals may be nominated by a colleague or submit an application on their own behalf. Campus Compact has created Impact Awards in five areas: The Nadinne Cruz Community Engagement Professional Award, celebrating the ethical leadership and advocacy demonstrated by higher education community engagement professionals The Richard Guarasci Award for Institutional Transformation, recognizing four-year institutions that have worked to address…

Anti-Racist Community-Engaged Learning Symposium

Join in a national dialogue with leading scholars on advancing best practices in anti-racist community-engaged pedagogy. This virtual symposium will feature morning and afternoon sessions addressing principles and practices of anti-racist engaged teaching and learning. DATE: September 20, 2021 TIME: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm EDT What is the agenda? The morning panel will explore a Statement of Principles of Anti-Racist Community-Engaged Pedagogy developed by a four-university team. In afternoon sessions, leading scholars will share how their work relates to these principles. In addition, participants will explore how they can apply the lens of anti-racist community engagement to research and…

Join a Campus Compact Affinity Network for 2021–2022


Find space to strategize together, ask questions, find answers, and receive support. Meeting regularly throughout the year, Campus Compact affinity networks provide space and structure for community engagement professionals to discuss issues of shared interest. These networks support members in designing creative approaches to advance community engagement within their institutional and personal contexts. This new program will allow campus engagement professionals to build sustained collegial networks for professional development, networking, partnership building, and sharing of best practices. All networks will meet virtually on a quarterly basis, beginning with a kickoff meeting in July. Check out the Affinity Networks sign-up page…

Apply by 8/30: Teaching for a Future of Shared Prosperity

Campus Compact is pleased to invite faculty members to submit applications to participate in the “Teaching for a Future of Shared Prosperity” project. This effort will engage faculty and their students in envisioning an economy that is in line with their values and how to take action towards creating a sustainable economic future. THE PROJECT The Teaching for a Future of Shared Prosperity project aims to increase student understanding of their own economic futures and the factors that impact it. To do this, a cohort of selected faculty members from the Campus Compact network will be trained to use the…