TDC/ADP Campus Events | 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service

By Gabriel Arteaga, TDC National Manager Since 1994, every third Monday of every January, the United States celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day, which is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off.” Earlier this year, TDC and ADP put out a call […]

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CLDE15 Plenary Speaker | Danielle Allen, Political Philosopher and Author of Our Declaration

Courtesy of the American Democracy Project Blog We’re pleased to announce the speaker for our closing plenary session at the 2015 ADP/TDC/NASPA Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, La. on Saturday, June 6th. Plan to join us for a closing lunch and a conversation with Danielle Allen, renowned […]

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Opportunities for TDC Members | NEH & ALA Offering Grants of $3,000 to $10,000 to Screen and Discuss the History of Latinos in America

By Gabriel Arteaga, TDC National Manager In early February, the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA) announced their plan to bring a film screening and discussion program on the history of Latinos in America to 200 libraries and cultural institutions across the nation. As part of a new NEH […]

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Free Webinar Offered by Lyon Software | Learn the Value of Institutional Impact Reports

Posted in Updates & Announcements on Feb 23, 2015

Courtesy of the American Democracy Project Blog Join us for a free webinar about Institutional Impact Reports on Wednesday, March 11 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern. Register here! As a non-profit college or university, telling the story of your institution’s community involvement is crucial. Are you currently collecting the information you need to create […]

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Opportunities for TDC Members | Global Health Crises, Pandemics, and Policy Challenges Seminar & A Week in Washington

Posted in TDC Opportunities for Members on Feb 20, 2015

By Gabriel Arteaga, TDC National Manager The Democracy Commitment would like to share with its members, two opportunities that are being debuted by the Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Institute for Public Service (ISP). We strongly encourage those interested to apply. A Week in Washington NOVA would like to host approximately 25 students this summer, […]

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StrongReturns.org to Organize Millennials Around Prison Reform on College Campuses and Communities Nationwide

Posted in Updates & Announcements on Feb 12, 2015

Courtesy of the American Democracy Project Blog by Pete Davis, StrongReturns.org Co-Founder Americans care about the rehabilitative mission of prisons. In poll after poll, a vast majority of respondents assert that “the criminal justice system should try to rehabilitate criminals, not just punish them.” We want strong returns: prisoners reentering their communities with a second chance at life […]

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Call for Proposals EXTENDED to 2/18 for 2015 ADP/TDC/NASPA CLDE Meeting

Posted in #CLDE15 Update on Feb 10, 2015

By Gabriel Arteaga, TDC National Manager Call for Proposals EXTENDED Proposals Now Due February 18, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time There is still time to be a part of the 2015 ADP/TDC/NASPA Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting. The proposal submission deadline has been extended to February 18, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST. […]

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AASCU & The New York Times in Education Produce Teaching Toolkit

Posted in Updates & Announcements on Feb 10, 2015

Courtesy of the American Democracy Project Blog The Democracy Commitment encourages its members all to read and share AASCU’s (TDC’s fiscal agent and physical host) latest free publication, The New York Times in Education Teaching Toolkit. This toolkit builds on a long and productive partnership between AASCU and the Times—one that produced the American Democracy […]

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Opportunities for TDC Members | Frontiers of Democracy 2015

Courtesy of the American Democracy Project Blog The Tuft’s Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service (Mass.) will be hosting the Frontiers of Democracy in Boston, Mass., this year. The conference will take place June 25-27, 2015. Each year Frontiers of Democracy focuses on how to improve citizens’ engagement with their government, communities and the […]

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Updates & Announcements | Two New Best Practices User Guides Now Available

Posted in Updates & Announcements on Feb 4, 2015

By Stephanie R. South, TDC National Coordinator The Democracy Commitment is pleased to share with our members two new best practices user guides–one on Public Achievement and one on deliberative dialogues. As you may recall, we previously published best practice user guides for Engage the Election 2012 and 2014. These best practice user guides are […]

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