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The Democracy Commitment

America's Community Colleges Educating for Democracy

The Democracy Commitment (TDC) is a national organization dedicated to advancing democracy in America’s Community Colleges, and to make democratic skills more available to all students who desire a voice and a seat at the table of local, state, and national discourse and action. To such end, TDC provides a platform for the development and expansion of community college programs, projects, and curricula aimed at engaging students in civic and democractic education and engagement.

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Programs for TDC Members

The Democracy Commitment was created to address the many obstacles community colleges face in preparing future Americans to be informed, active, and mobilized citizens in their communities, states, and the nation.   We are here to support our members while offering a series of valuable connections with national organizations along with a network of American community college campuses that are also intentionally engaging in civic work for the benefit of their students.  Our programs come by way of Professional Development; Initiatives and Projects; Awards and Recognition; Events; Opportunities; and Resources. Click on the tabs below to learn more.

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Professional Development

Through workshops, regional summits, and national meetings, our members have professional opportunities to develop skills in civic learning and democratic engagement and to learn from others across the country exchanging ideas on best practices to advance this work.

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Initiatives and Projects

Members have exclusive opportunities to participate in national initiatives creating an interconnected web of students, campuses, and communities committed to democracy.

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Awards and Recognition

TDC annually recognizes exceptional work of students and faculty who have advanced the work of democracy on their campuses and in their communities.

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Events

Members have exclusive opportunities to participate in national, regional, and campus events creating an interconnected web of students, campuses, and communities committed to democracy. Members institutions become “stewards of place” aimed at revitalizing democracy in the communities in which they are based and from which their students come.

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Opportunities

Partnerships formed between TDC and national organizations give our members access to a myriad of opportunities to develop, participate, and communicate the results of their collaborative civic work and democratic learning efforts.

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Resources

TDC has amassed a national clearinghouse of resources, publications, program designs, curricula, and project development strategies for community colleges. All member institutions have access to these materials and ideas which extend beyond volunteerism embracing civic work broadly to include the democratic practice.

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