America was founded on democracy and the democratic values of meaningful participation, personal initiative, and equality and justice for all. Democratic learning infuses the educational process with these fundamental values of our society creating brave spaces in classrooms, campuses, and communities. TDC democratic learning and engagement programs and initiatives engage students in shared decision-making and in taking responsibility for their education, campuses, and communities.
The Democracy Commitment (TDC) is partnering with the Kettering Foundation and the Center for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC) in a multi-year initiative and research study to broaden and deepen the use of deliberative civic engagement practices among community colleges and around the world.
TDC & Reacting to the Past (RTTP) Community College Initiative
Beginning Summer 2017
Electoral Education and Engagement
Electoral education and engagement is essential to our democracy, and student engagement on our member campuses is a priority. TDC Electoral Learning and Engagement initiatives and projects encourage political participation through the notion that civic responsibility and duty means more than just showing up to cast a ballot on election day— it means engaging in your community and nation, and choosing candidates who share a vision for what matters. It starts with registering students to vote, but it must continue with educating students on who and what’s on the ballot, so that when election day comes, they are ready to vote informed and empowered.
"This is What Democracy Looks Like": Campus Video Challenge
Beginning Spring 2017