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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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TDC Partners & Friends: Register for the 2014 National Conference on Citizenship (10.10 in Washington, DC)

Courtesy of the American Democracy Project Strengthening Civic Life Civic life is how we come together to accomplish big goals and overcome serious challenges. What is amazing is that it is often grounded in the smallest actions. Actions like talking with neighbors, eating with family and friends, exchanging favors, and other random acts of kindness. These acts create the social…

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TDC Partners & Friends: Election Engagement Checklist from CEEP

By Stephanie R. South, TDC National Coordinator The Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) is a national nonpartisan project that helps America’s colleges and universities get as many of their 20 million students as possible to register, volunteer in campaigns, educate themselves, and turn out at the polls.  Focusing on how administrators, faculty, staff, and student leaders can help engage their…

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TDC Partners & Friends: 80 Schools Join the AASCU/NASPA/TurboVote Partnership

Courtesy of the American Democracy Project 80 colleges and universities have joined a partnership with The Democracy Commitment’s headquarter host and the American Democracy Project’s (ADP) parent organization, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU); NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education; and TurboVote. This nonpartisan effort aims to increase voter engagement on college and university campuses. Through…

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TDC Partners & Friends: TDC Invited to 2014 Global Challenges Institute in November

Courtesy of the American Democracy Project The American Democracy Project is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2014 Global Challenges Faculty Institute, and TDC member faculty are invited to join us! Thursday & Friday, November 6 – 7, 2014 Global Challenges Institute on Educating Globally Competent Citizens The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey · Galloway, NJ…

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Community Colleges in the News: Free Tuition, Transfers, and the White House

By Stephanie R. South Community Colleges in the News is a new monthly feature on the TDC blog in which we intend to future notable articles concerning concerning community colleges that were published during the last month. This month’s line-up: White House Hosts Community Colleges August 13, 2014 on Inside Higher Ed The Obama administration gathered several dozen community colleges,…

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CIRCLE’s New, Interactive State-by-State Map

By Stephanie R. South, TDC National Coordinator Our friends at CIRCLE—the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement—have recently launched a new, interactive state-by-state map for those interested in youth and electoral engagement. The map, which includes voter turnout and registration rates in midterm and presidential elections for citizens aged 18-29 and for those 30-years old+, makes…

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UPDATES & ANNOUNCEMENTS: New TDC #e214 User Guides Now Available

By Stephanie R. South The Democracy Commitment is pleased to share with our members new Engage the Election 2014 (hashtag #e214) resources, including three new user guides regarding voter registration drives, candidate forums, and get-out-the-vote (GOTV). These guides can be accessed using the links below: Voter Registration Drives Candidate Issue Forums Get Out the Vote As you may recall, we…

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