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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.

Event Showcase|3rd Annual National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar Oct. 23-26 at NOVA

The 3rd Annual National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar will be held at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), Alexandria Campus on October 23-36, 2015. The conference will focus on promoting the understanding global issues including conflict, violence, war, and the efforts to build peaceful and sustainable communities. The seminar is designed to support faculty and administrators as they work on developing…

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Campus Spotlight: ADP’s Keene State College to have Hillary Clinton Speak on Campus

On Friday, October 16 Keene State University is hosting Hilary Clinton in a small town meeting. The town hall meeting will stream live and made available to everyone at, in an effort to provide additional access to the public, and to other colleges and universities that are part of the American Democracy Project and The Democracy Commitment – a…

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Partner Spotlight: CIRCLE’s Latest Work

From our friends at the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE): Analysis: GOP Candidates Should Reach Out to Youth The 2016 election cycle is underway, with much of the news and attention so far focused on the race for the Republican nomination, so CIRCLE began to look at national data on youth support for the Republican…

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What We’re Reading–Rethinking Preparation for Work: A Civic-Enriched Liberal Education

Rethinking Preparation for Work: A Civic-Enriched Liberal Education Peer Review Summer 2015, Vol. 17, No. 3In a world where college graduates spend the majority of their public lives engaged in work, this issue of AAC&U’s Peer Review, sponsored by the Kettering Foundation, focuses on how colleges might reconceive preparation for work in addition to preparation for citizenship. Instead of making the…

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Economic Inequality: Youth Homelessness is Focus of Texas A and M University–Central Texas’s Lecture Series

Last week Texas A&M University–Central Texas (TAMUCT) kicked off their Provost Lecture Series to raise awareness and educate the community on the issue of youth homelessness as part of the ADP/TDC Economic Inequality Initiative. The goal if the initiative is to help students think about and take action to confront the complex causes of economic inequality in the United States…

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The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America

By Gabriel Arteaga, National Manager, The Democracy Commitment (TDC) New America hosted a discussion recently on the Voting Rights Act called, The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America. The discussion was led by Mark Schmitt, director of political reform at New America. He was joined by journalist and author, Ari Berman and Nicole Austin-Hillery, director and counsel at the…

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Just Mercy | Bryan Stevenson, the Equal Justice Initiative and Stockton’s Constitution Day

By Amanda Adams, AASCU Civic Engagement Intern & Stockton University student Last week, Bryan Stevenson was the Constitution Day speaker at Stockton University in New Jersey; he spoke about his book, inequality, mass incarceration, the death penalty and the U.S. Constitution. The reason Stevenson wrote his book, Just Mercy (2014), was to change the way that people think the justice…

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