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…

Campus Compact Impact Awards: Apply Now!

Campus Compact is now accepting applications for our national Impact Awards. These awards recognize faculty, community engagement professionals, and academic institutions for their transformational leadership in advancing the public purposes of higher education. Individuals may be nominated by a colleague or submit an application on their own behalf. The deadline for applications is September 15, 2021. 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…

Lincoln Financial Foundation and CCNH Partner to Help Low-Income Students Succeed

As part of its mission to support the development of resilient, thriving communities, the Lincoln Financial Foundation will continue its longstanding funding of Campus Compact for New Hampshire’s AmeriCorps VISTA program. Through the program, one of the state’s most well-established VISTA initiatives, CCNH places volunteers in communities throughout the state to help low-income students prepare for success in school, college, and careers. “We are pleased to continue our support of CCNH’s VISTA program, which has helped thousands of New Hampshire’s students overcome barriers to academic success,” says Nancy Rogers, SVP, Corporate Responsibility, and President, Lincoln Financial Foundation. “The power of…

2021 Rural College Access and Success Summit Reaches New Heights

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The 2021 Rural College Access and Success Summit, held April 26–30, was a huge success, with participants from around the country tuning into the online event. CCNH was pleased to co-host the summit with Partners for Education, an initiative of CCNH member campus Berea College. More than 1,000 attendees signed up for the virtual summit, one of the few national convenings to focus on education in rural America. This year’s event brought together leaders from higher education, K–12 schools, government, and nonprofits to share information and strategies for helping students in rural areas succeed in school and beyond. Summit highlights:…

Community Engagement Professional Credentialing

The Community Engagement Professional Credential offers a framework for community engagement professionals to grow and achieve formal recognition for the knowledge and skills they develop in their careers. A new application cycle for micro-credentials will run from May 15 to August 30, 2021. Start your application now and submit all materials by August 30 to earn a micro-credential in this cycle. Campus Compact is also offering six distinct Community of Practice (CoP) opportunities this summer for individuals interested in joining a space for shared learning and collegial support related to micro-credential certification areas. Micro-credential certification areas include Community Engagement Fundamentals,Community…

NH Colleges and Universities Help Communities During Covid-19

Over the past year, New Hampshire’s colleges and universities have stepped in to help their communities during Covid-19. While helping their own students in difficult times, they have also launched a wide range of community projects, from providing medical supplies to battling hunger. Read their stories.

CCNH Has a New Location!

The office of Campus Compact for New Hampshire has moved. We continue to share space with the New Hampshire College & University Council to realize synergies in managing the New Hampshire GEAR UP Alliance and other partnership programs. You can find us at: 2 Pillsbury Street Suite 302 Concord, NH 03301 Our phone, email, and other contact information will remain the same.

Community Engagement Professional Credentialing

The Community Engagement Professional Credential offers a framework for community engagement professionals to grow and achieve formal recognition for the knowledge and skills they develop in their careers. A new application cycle for micro-credentials opened on January 1 and will run through May 12, 2021. Start your application now and submit all materials by May 12 to earn a micro-credential in this cycle. Campus Compact is also offering six distinct Community of Practice (CoP) opportunities this summer for individuals interested in joining a space for shared learning and collegial support related to micro-credential certification areas. Micro-credential certification areas include Community…

2021 CCNH Presidents’ Awards

CCNH member institutions are committed to working with their communities in ways that enhance student learning and meet community-identified needs. Each year we honor outstanding work among our member campuses and their community partners through the Presidents’ Awards. The 2021 CCNH Presidents’ Award celebration took place virtually on April 14. Among those honored were students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community partners whose hard work and dedication have made a demonstrable difference in New Hampshire’s communities. Presidents’ Leadership Award This award honors a student or student organization on campus that has made outstanding contributions to community and/or civic engagement efforts on…

Campus Compact Community-Building Webinar Series

Campus Compact’s community-building webinars bring the great work happening on the ground from around the country straight to your desk. Here are a few of the many topics covered: Innovative Ways to Meet Campus Community Needs through National Service Virtual Mentoring During Covid-19 Risk Management in Community Engagement High-Impact Community-Engaged Learning Practices and Processes Building Democratic Skills through Deliberative Dialogue Using Student Engagement Data to Create Institutional Change Community Engagement and College Completion The full 2021 webinar series is now all in one place. You can find it here.

2021–2022 CCNH Newman Civic Fellows

The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports community-committed students who are changemakers and public problem-solvers at Campus Compact member institutions across the country. 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. Newman Civic Fellows from CCNH member institutions work on a wide range of issues affecting New Hampshire’s communities, including food insecurity, poverty, homelessness, college access, K–12 education, cultural diversity, disaster relief, and more. CCNH is…

CCNH College Covid-19 Resources

Campus Compact for New Hampshire continues to support our member institutions, VISTAs, and other program participants as we transition to a post-Covid world. Our member campuses have risen to the challenge of supporting their students and their communities during the pandemic. To advance this work, we have collected response resources to help campuses support students facing hardship, provide service-learning and community-engaged work in a virtual setting, access mental health resources, and find information about vaccine sites, public health, and other resources. You can find our Covid-19 resource page here.

In the know about FUSION

As we look to the spring semester, we wanted to invite our CCNH members to join your NH peers to discuss teaching and community engagement in the time of COVID-19. This informal session will be facilitated by Nickie Lora, Director of the Meelia Center and an Instructor of Social Work in the Sociology and Social Work Department at Saint Anselm College. Feel free to stay for the entire duration and connect with your colleagues, or to just pop in with a question. Bring your most successful strategy and something you’re still working on to share with your colleagues! April 22nd…

GEAR UP Grants Available from CCNH

Campus Compact for New Hampshire is pleased to offer an opportunity to apply for a mini-grant of $1,000 or $5,000 to assist with funding for activities designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in post-secondary education. The grants are part of the GEAR UP New Hampshire Alliance, an initiative of CCNH and the New Hampshire College & University Council. As more activity moves online because of COVID-19, this may be an opportunity to think about virtual partnerships between colleges and K–12 schools in the fall. Higher education institutions have developed many new…

Coming Soon: CCNH Community Service Directors Assessment Workshop

On March 13, CCNH is sponsoring an assessment workshop for community service staff at our member institutions. Gavin Henning, a leading expert in assessment, will help participants understand and maximize the power of assessment in their work. This workshop is geared toward Community Service Directors and their colleagues in community engagement, service learning, and civic engagement. Arrival and networking begins at 9:30 AM followed by the workshop at 10 AM. Lunch will follow at 1 PM. We look forward to seeing you!