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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.

#CLDE16 Update | Call for Proposals EXTENDED to 2/8

Call for Proposals EXTENDED Proposals Now Due February 8, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time There is still time to be a part of the 2016 ADP/TDC/NASPA Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting. The proposal submission deadline has been extended to February 8, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Submit your proposal(s) online. We especially seek proposals on the following topics: Partnerships between Academic…

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#CLDE16 | The Top 10 Things to Make the Most of Your Experience

Encourage a student to apply to be a CLDE Intern. In order to encourage student participation in the annual Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting. The American Democracy Project, The Democracy Commitment and the NASPAs Lead Initiative are proud to offer the opportunity for three students to have a voice on the planning committee.  Each of the student interns…

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

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 1, 2016.  These topics were…

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#iSOTU16 Update | icitizen is live in the Apple App Store — download before Tuesday’s SOTU event!

We are incredibly excited to announce icitizen is now live in the Apple App Store! Download it for free here. The icitizen app is the civic engagement tool that will play an instrumental role in our State of the Union live-stream event on Jan. 12th with polling before, during and after the address and Republican response. Download it now to get acquainted…

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TDC NEWS | 7 TDC Campuses and AAC&U Join Together to Launch a New Project on Citizenship

Washington, DC—The Democracy Commitment (TDC) and The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) announced on Friday the receipt of a $200,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to sponsor a series of public forums around the country on “Citizenship Under Siege” in partnership with seven TDC community colleges. This project builds on a previously NEH-funded initiative, Bridging Cultures…

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#CLDE16 | Student Intern Opportunity

In order to encourage student participation in the 2016 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting, The American Democracy Project, The Democracy Commitment and the NASPA Lead Initiative are proud to offer the opportunity for three students to have a voice on the planning committee. CLDE student interns will: Organize the student symposium on Wednesday, June 1, 2016; Have an active presence on…

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State of the Union Tweet-up Event | Save the Date: January 12, 2016 — #iSOTU16

We are excited to invite you to join the The Democracy Commitment (TDC), American Democracy Project (ADP), and icitizen, our civic technology partner, for a live-streamed State of the Union (SOTU) event on the evening of Tuesday, January 12, 2016. This event, headquartered at Illinois State University, will feature interactive polling, live tweeting, and pre- and post-speech coverage designed entirely around advancing the non-partisan political engagement…

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Candidates on Campus | Keene State College to host Bernie Sanders

You are cordially invited to participate in Keene State College‘s (N.H.) Town Hall Meeting with Presidential Candidate Senator Bernie Sanders. Senator Sanders will visit Keene State College on Saturday, December 5th at 1 p.m. Eastern. If you are interested in watching a live-stream of this event, please RSVP to Kim Schmidl-Gagne at for the link. Central to Keene State…

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