#CLDE16 in Review

Posted in #CLDE16, TDC Blog, TDC Partners & Friends on Jul 18, 2016

Our recent 2016 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting in Indianapolis, Ind. brought together a collection of faculty, students, administrators, community partners and representatives from our national sponsor and partner organizations committed to advancing civic learning and democratic engagement through higher education. Highlights of our time together: By The Numbers 515 participants, representing 156 […]


RSVP Now for Summer TDC/ADP Engage the Election 2016 Webinars

We’re excited to announce our 5th and 6th ADP/TDC Engage the Election 2016 webinars powered by icitizen. These webinars are open to faculty, staff, students and friends.     Webinar 5:  Student Empowerment through Civic Engagement Thursday, July 28, 2016 | 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Eastern Please join us for a webinar on Student […]


Walk 2 Vote: Student Empowerment through Civic Engagement

In 1971, the United States of America ratified the 26th Amendment to the Constitution granting the right to vote to 18-20-year-olds. The 26th Amendment was the fastest to be ratified in U.S. history yet young people consistently comprise the smallest active voting bloc. At institutions such as the University of Houston-Downtown (Texas) engaging students in […]


[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 […]