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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.

National Blog

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.

REMINDER: Constitution Day Less Than a Month Away

By Stephanie R. South, TDC National Coordinator In less than a month, The Democracy Commitment will join the rest of the United States in commemorating the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787. Although educational institutions in the United States that receive federal funding must observe Constitution Day, the real reason we…

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Help TDC Recruit New Members; Pass This Along

By Stephanie R. South, TDC National Coordinator The Democracy Commitment has grown to 78 members with some 200 campuses across 21 states, and we are looking to continue to expand. In the annual update that TDC Co-Founder and De Anza College President Brian Murphy recently distributed to all member presidents,  he encouraged each of them to reach out to one…

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TDC Event: Minnesota ADP/TDC/CC Civic Summit

Courtesy of the American Democracy Project; see the original posting here. Ten years ago, St. Cloud State University (Minn.) hosted one of the first collaborative regional conferences of AASCU’s American Democracy Project (ADP) and Minnesota Campus Compact. Today, civic engagement is more widely recognized as a strategy for supporting students’ academic success and preparation for work, life and citizenship. Yet…

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REQUEST FOR SUBMISSIONS: AASCU/New York Times Education Toolkit

Courtesy of the American Democracy Project The host of The Democracy Commitment’s national headquarters and the American Democracy Project’s (ADP) parent organization, The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), has partnered with The New York Times education division to create a toolkit that will demonstrate how instructors at AASCU institutions and TDC member schools are using the Times…

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Updates & Announcements: Official Call for Participation for TDC/ADP Economic Inequality Initiative Now Available

By Stephanie R. South, TDC National Coordinator Last February, The Democracy Commitment (TDC) joined the American Democracy Project (ADP) and former US Secretary of Labor Robert Reich at San Francisco State University for a live webcast about his documentary film, Inequality for All. This event served as the inspiration for the first joint national initiative between TDC and ADP, a…

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#e214 State-Specific Webinars Hosted by CVP & TDC

By  Stephanie R. South, TDC National Coordinator Previously, we introduced you to Fair Elections Legal Network (FELN) and its Campus Vote Project (CVP).  TDC is very excited to be working with the Campus Vote Project to promote student electoral engagement at TDC partner campuses. Community colleges educate millions of students who are often overlooked by political campaigns and university registration…

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Take a Timeout Today; Remember Why We Celebrate

Courtesy of The National Archives IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which…

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Updates & Announcements: Innovations 2015 Announces Call for Proposals

By Stephanie R. South, TDC National Coordinator The League for Innovation in the Community College, which has worked closely with The Democracy Commitment in the past, has just announced that it is accepting proposals for its 17th annual conference in Boston, Massachusetts from March 8 – March 11, 2015. At last year’s conference in Anaheim, TDC made a proud showing…

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