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The Democracy Commitment is the leading national organization focused on the civic education of community college students.   To such an end, TDC  is an excellent source of information on community college curricular change, how community colleges are educating and engaging students in our democracy, and ensuring that community college voices are heard and do matter in our society.  TDC National Office aims to expand public and student civic knowledge and understanding. Welcome to the National Newsroom

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The quarterly newsletter from TDC’s National Office is published at least once every semester and contains updates on TDC’s latest work, announcements, opportunites, and news from member institutions.  See below for the most recent issues and archives of previous issues.

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Our national blog contains important news, updates, announcements, and opportunities from TDC National’s Office on a weekly basis.  Sign up for the mailing list to receive notifications when they posted and check it out frequently to stay up to date.  Contact the national director for opportunities to contribute.

RSVP Now: ADP/TDC Engage the Election 2016 Webinar on “Demystifying Youth Voting-Why Some Young People Vote and Some Don’t” | Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

This is the 3rd of our ADP/TDC Engage the Election 2016 webinar series powered by icitizen. There will be six total webinars between now and November 2016 — all will be open to faculty, staff, students and friends.   ADP/TDC Engage the Election 2016 Webinar on “Demystifying Youth Voting – Why Some Young People Vote and Some Don’t” | Wednesday,…

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In Loving Memory of Dr. Bernie Ronan

Bernie Ronan, our friend and TDC co-founder, has died in Arizona after a long struggle with cancer.  Bernie passed away surrounded by his family and the love of his extended community. Bernie was tireless in his work for democracy, and every element of The Democracy Commitment network bears his imprint. He was an organizer, advocate, leader, and an eloquent spokesman…

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Meet the 2016 CLDE Student Interns: Angelo, Maryam & Manisha!

We are very excited to introduce you to our three student interns for the 2016 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting. Angelo, Maryam, and Manisha introduce themselves below and represent the capacity of students in our network to engage meaningfully on our campuses, in our classrooms, and in our broader communities and democracy. In the coming weeks they will work…

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TDC’s Miami Dade College to Host Democratic Presidential Debate

TDC’s Miami Dade College to Host Democratic Presidential Debate By The Democracy Commitment on March 7, 2016 Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will face off for the final Democratic candidate debate in South Florida at Miami Dade College (Fla.) on Wednesday night. The Democratic National Committee and debate organizers Univision and The Washington Post are hosting this…

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RSVP Now: ADP/TDC Engage the Election 2016 Webinar on National Study of Learning, Voting & Engagement (NSLVE) |Wednesday, March 30th

This is the 2nd of our ADP/TDC Engage the Election 2016 webinar series powered by icitizen. There will be six total webinars between now and November 2016 — all will be open to faculty, staff, students and friends.   ADP/TDC Engage the Election 2016 Webinar on National Study of Learning, Voting & Engagement (NSLVE) |Wednesday, March 30th College students are…

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ADP/TDC Economic Inequality Initiative Student Summit!

A Ticket to the Middle Class: A Student Public Policy Summit on Higher Education We welcome you to join us for the very first ADP/TDC Economic Inequality Initiative Student Summit! This event, coordinated by students, staff and faculty from both Keene State College (N.H.) and Mount Wachusett Community College (Mass.), will provide opportunities for students from across the Northeast region…

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RSVP Now: Becoming a Voter-Friendly Campus Webinar | Wednesday, March 2nd

Becoming a Voter-Friendly Campus Webinar | Wednesday, March 2nd This is the first of our ADP/TDC Engage the Election 2016 webinar series powered by icitizen. There will be 6 total webinars between now and November 2016 — all will be open to faculty, staff, students and friends. Offered in partnership with The Fair Elections Legal Network’s Campus Vote Project (CVP),…

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#CLDE16: Sign up to be a Mentor/Mentee

What does mentorship mean to you? #CLDE16 By Claire King, EdD, Assistant Professor, Experiential Education, Stella and Charles Guttman Community College at CUNY and CLDE 2016 Planning Committee Member People always raise their eyebrows when I say that Martin Luther King and Gandhi were my mentors in college. Like, “You knew them?!” Now, I am “old” by some standards, but…

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TDC Partners & Friends | ADP’s 2016 Faculty Seminar in Yellowstone National Park

Announcing the American Democracy Project’s 2016 Faculty Seminar in Yellowstone National Park: Stewardship of Public Lands: Politics and the Yellowstone Ecosystem August 1 – 6, 2016 How does a democracy manage competing but often equally legitimate positions over public resources? How are the rights of all citizens protected in conflicts over public lands? How do universities design courses and programs…

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[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) Meeting Pre-Conference Institutes The Pre-conference…

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