CCNH’s Stephanie Lesperance Named a National Campus Compact Fellow

Stephanie Lesperance, Campus Compact for New Hampshire’s Chief Strategy Officer, has been named a national Campus Compact fellow for 2022–2023. As the Rural Engagement Network Fellow, Lesperance will work to build a robust agenda of programming and resources specifically for our rural-serving institutions. The inaugural 2022-2023 cohort of Campus Compact Fellows is composed of experienced practitioners and field leaders from across the country. These leaders will advance Campus Compact’s work in key areas: community colleges, national service, faculty development, dialogue and deliberation, student-led engagement, rural-serving institutions, anti-racist community engagement, and strategic visioning. Each fellowship is individually structured and designed around…

New Equity & Inclusion Credential

Earn Campus Compact’s Equity & Inclusion 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. The Equity & Inclusion credential is the latest offering from Campus Compact’s Community Engagement Professional Credentialing Program. The program provides digital certifications that recognize an individual’s…

Expanding Pathways of Public Service and Civic Engagement

Campus Compact and the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University have announced a new partnership to expand the reach of the Pathways of Public Service and Civic Engagement and support its associated Working Group. This academic year, the entities will co-facilitate and support the Working Group, a collaborative effort undertaken by 88 institutions and organizations across the U.S. and abroad to implement, analyze, use, and refine the Pathways framework and survey. Beginning in the 2023–2024 academic year, Campus Compact will assume fiscal and programmatic management and work in partnership with Working Group members to identify rotating leadership co-chairs. Furthermore,…

Celebrating Public Service on Campus

Campus Compact is excited to launch a new partnership with the National Museum and Center for Service (NMCFS) to create a vibrant, interactive museum of service in Washington, DC. The museum will recognize service in all forms and inspire people to serve their communities, the nation, and the world. Through this partnership, our coalition has an exciting opportunity to pilot campus-based exhibitions that recognize service in all its forms on campuses and in communities. To kick off this exciting initiative, we will be hosting visioning sessions. These will be open to those who would like to pilot a Campus Museum…

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…

Join a Fall Community of Practice

Communities of Practice provide a unique opportunity for community engagement practitioners to join peers across the country to dig deeper into specific areas of engagement practice. Through discussions, joint activities, resource sharing, and relationship building, participants develop a repertoire of resources, skills, and knowledge to use in their practice. Above all, the Communities of Practice provide a great space to communicate and share strategies with like-minded individuals from all across the country! Applications are due September 22, 2022. APPLY NOW What to Expect All Communities of Practice take place over Zoom. They are scheduled between late September and early December…

Co-facilitate a Fall Community of Practice

Campus Compact’s Communities of Practice provide a unique opportunity to join community engagement practitioners across the country to dig deeper into specific areas of engagement practice. We are currently seeking experienced community engagement professionals to lead discussions, joint activities, and relationship building for a range of communities. Communities of Practice will be convened between mid-September and early December 2022 (based on co-facilitators’ schedules) and will typically consist of six 90-minute virtual sessions. Campus Compact seeks facilitators for communities in the following areas: Fall 2022 special topics in partnership with the American Council on Education (ACE): Tenure & Promotion Community Colleges…

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…

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…

New Hampshire Colleges & Universities Support Ukraine

Franklin Pierce University students with signs march in support of Ukraine

Above: Franklin Pierce University students walk to support Ukraine The colleges and universities that make up Campus Compact for New Hampshire work to educate students for civic and social responsibility, as well as for professional excellence. They provide programs and support structures to engage students in meaningful community work locally, nationally, and around the world. New Hampshire’s college students have risen to this challenge again and again, providing millions of dollars in service to their communities each year. Now they’re working to support the people of Ukraine through the devastation of war. Here are a few examples of how students…

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…