[TDC Updates] February 2016 Edition

February 2016 Edition ANNOUNCEMENT Registration For CLDE Now Open Submit a program proposal will now be extended by 11:59pm Eastern on February 8th. Volunteer to review program proposals by February 12th. Register for the conference. Early bird deadline is April 25th, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern. SAVE THE DATE 2016 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) […]


#CLDE16 Update | Meeting Pre-Conference Institutes & Program Proposals

Posted in #CLDE16, TDC Blog, Updates & Announcements on Jan 14, 2016

As we continue to shape the 2016 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting organized by the American Democracy Project, The Democracy Commitment, and NASPA Lead Initiative to be held June 2-4, 2016 at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown in Indianapolis, IN, we’re elated to announce the introduction of pre-conference sessions to be held on June […]


ADP/TDC Economic Inequality Initiative Updates

By Amanda Adams, AASCU Civic Engagement Intern and Stockton University (N.J.) student For more information on the joint ADP/TDC Economic Inequality Initiative, go here. New Economic Inequality Grants We are excited to announce that thanks to Weber State University’s (Utah) overwhelming generosity under Provost Emeritus Michael Vaughan’s leadership, we are able to offer campus mini-grants […]


ADP/TDC Joint Initiative | Achieving the American Dream – Economic Inequality in the 2016 Presidential Election

Posted in TDC Action Alert, TDC Blog on Aug 3, 2015

  By Renee Baharaeen, AASCU Civic Engagement Intern and Truman State University Student With the upcoming 2016 presidential election approaching, several politicians have recently declared their candidacy for President of the United States. Although it is still early, it is important to pay attention to the ideas each candidate holds in regard to their vision […]


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 […]


TDC Welcomes New Interim National Manager

Posted in TDC Blog on Jan 27, 2015

By Stephanie R. South, TDC National Coordinator As TDC National Coordinator Stephanie R. South prepares to transition out of the role, TCD is excited to welcome a new interim national manager (the title change makes this position equivalent to the staff management of the American Democracy Project)–Gabriel A. Arteaga. You can learn more about him […]


TDC and ADP Honor Students and Leaders with Awards for Civic Engagement at 2014 National Meeting

Posted in #ADPTDC14 Update, TDC Blog on Jun 19, 2014

The Democracy Commitment and its sister organization AASCU’s American Democracy Project (ADP) honored a team of students and three outstanding leaders in civic engagement earlier this month during their joint national meeting in Louisville, Ky. The Democracy Commitment awarded it’s inaugural award, The Democracy Commitment Student Action Award to recognize a team of students. Three ADP awards […]


Introducing the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting

Note: Mark Schulte was a plenary speaker at this month’s 2014 ADP/TDC National Meeting in Louisville, Ky. You can learn more about his organization, The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, and their work in the blog post below. By Mark Schulte, Education Director, Pulitzer center on Crisis Reporting In my plenary I use journalism supported by the Pulitzer […]


Introducing The Harry Potter Alliance

Note: Lauren Bird was a plenary speaker at last week’s 2014 ADP/TDC National Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky. You can learn more about her organization, The Harry Potter Alliance, and their work online and in communities around the country and across the globe to advance social justice and community engagement in the blog post below. By […]


An Evening with the Experts: Immigration Nation

San Diego Community College District   Written by Professor Darrel Harrison, Program Director – Paralegal Studies, San Diego Miramar College   San Diego Miramar College hosts a monthly series called “An Evening with the Experts”, where students and the community are invited to attend.  In April 2013, students from the Miramar College Paralegal Program’s presented […]