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…

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…

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

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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…

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…