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.
Initiatives and Projects
Members have exclusive opportunities to participate in national initiatives and projects creating an interconnected web of students, campuses, and communities committed to advancing democracy and civic engagement on our campuses and in our communities.
Resources and Publications
TDC has amassed a national clearinghouse of program designs, curricula, and project development strategies for community colleges. Member institutions have access to these materials and ideas which extend beyond volunteerism embracing civic work broadly to include the democratic practice.
Opportunities and Partnerships
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.
The Democracy Commitment (TDC) is a national initiative providing a platform for the development and expansion of community college programs, projects, and curricula aimed at engaging students in civic learning and democratic practice across the country. The goal of TDC is that every student of an American community college receives an education in democracy. This includes all of our students, whether they aim to transfer to university, achieve an associate degree or obtain a certificate. America’s community colleges have enormous talent and capacity with faculty and staff committed to the success of our students, and with students bright with ambition and passion. All of us share a commitment to a democratic nation. Now is the time to fulfill that commitment.
TDC National Leadership Team
John J. Theis
The Democracy Commitment adopts National Voter Registration Day as a Special Day of Action. According to the coalition, in 2008, 6 million Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register. In 2016, the movement wants to make sure no one is left out. On September 27, 2016, volunteers, celebrities, and organizations from all over the country will “hit the streets” for National Voter Registration Day (NVRD). This[…]
Join Us! Engage the Election 2016 Debate Watch #iDebate16 Tweet-Ups As part of our ADP/TDC Engage the Election 2016 initiative powered by icitizen, we will be hosting a series of Presidential Debate Watch Tweet-ups. Planning a debate watch event on campus? Consider tweeting your ideas, questions, analysis and observations about the 2016 Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates as part of a political science, communications or other academic course or as part of a watch event planned on campus.[…]
Engage the Election 2016 Webinar #9: Is your campus ALL IN? Join the Challenge to Increase Democratic Engagement Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. EST RSVP here. Is your campus ALL IN? More than 130 college campuses across 33 states (including 45 ADP campuses & 12 TDC campuses) have committed to improving democratic engagement by joining the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge. The challenge is a national, nonpartisan initiative recognizing campuses for increasing democratic[…]
Webinar #8 Text, Talk, Vote! Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | 2 p.m. EST | Register here. Our Eighth Free Webinar in the Engage the Election 2016 Series features Text, Talk, Vote! Join Us! Text, Talk, Vote uses a text-based platform to facilitate in-person conversations about voting with a small group of young people (3-4 per group). The group receives and discusses prompts delivered by text, interacting with each other and moving through the program at their own pace. The[…]