Initiatives and Projects

TDC Members have exclusive opportunities to participate in national initiatives creating an interconnected web of students, campuses, and communities committed to democracy.  To this end, TDC presents a series of Special Initiatives designed to promote national projects that will allow students to become deeply involved in substantive citizenship issues.

This effort, a blend of national and campus-centered activities, entails a series of initiatives and projects that are supported by groups of campuses and national partners creating materials and ideas for community colleges to use in promoting civic learning and democracy engagement among campuses.  Each initiative deals with critical national dialogues and issues such as political engagement, inequality, deliberative democracy, community conversations, civic agency, and civic curriculum development.

Current INITIATIVES and PRojects

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

  • BRIDGING CULTURES TO FORM A NATION
  • CITIZENSHIP UNDER SIEGE PROJECT
  • ECONOMIC INEQUALITY INITIATIVE

CIVIC LEARNING

  • CIVIC LEADERSHIP ACADEMY- COMING FALL 2017!
  • CIVIC OUTCOMES OF COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDY
  • COMMUNITY LEARNING PARTNERSHIPS INITIATIVE

POLITICAL  ENGAGEMENT

  • ENGAGE THE ELECTION
  • WALK 2 VOTE CHALLENGE- COMING FALL 2017!
  • POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT PROJECT- COMING FALL 2017!

PUBLIC DELIBERATION

  • DELIBERATIVE DEMOCRACY INITIATIVE
  • DELIBERATIVE DIALOGUE MODERATOR TRAINING

HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR INITIATIVES AND PROJECTS

Citizenship Under Siege

“We need the humanities, now more than ever, because they give us access to the most fundamental and consequential dimensions and forces of our experience.” –The Common Good: Humanities and the Public Square, William D. Adams, NEH Chairman
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Civic Outcomes of Community College Study

In partnership with the Center for the Study of Community Colleges, TDC is proud to present the Civic Outcomes of Community Colleges Study.  
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Deliberative Democracy Initiative

AMERICA’S COMMUNITY COLLEGES DEEPENING THE DELIBERATIVE PRACTICE
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Economic Inequality Initiative

ECONOMIC INEQUALITY IN OUR DEMOCRACY: AN ADP/TDC JOINT INITIATIVE
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Engage the Election

Electoral education and engagement is essential to our democracy, and student electoral engagement on our member campuses is a priority.
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TDC Walk2Vote Challenge

Coming soon! Fall 2018
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