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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.

#ADPTDC14 Meeting in Review: Forging Civic Pathways for Student Success

By Jen Domagal-Goldman, National Manager, American Democracy Project Our recent 2014 ADP/TDC National Meeting in Louisville, Ky. brought together a collection of faculty, students, administrators, community partners and representatives from our national sponsor and partner organizations committed to advancing civic learning and engagement through public higher education. Collectively, we considered how to advance civic pathways for student success—by identifying existing…

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TDC Announces Another New Partnership for Engage the Election 2014

The Democracy Commitment (TDC) and Rock the Vote are pleased to announce a new partnership for Engage the Election 2014 (#e214)—a continuance of TDC’s first signature initiative, Engage the Election: 2012, that focuses on the midterm election. Rock the Vote is the nation’s largest organization building the political power of young people in politics and has run the largest voter…

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Campusphere: Students @ GCC Present Community-Based Research Findings

Provided by Guttman Community College On Monday, June 9, a dozen students from House 3, Cohort 2 presented the community-based research they conducted for the Voter Engagement Committee of the Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House in Long Island City to Monique Owens, Riis’ Community Advocate, Immigration Services, and Gary Phillip Anthony, Executive Assistant. With guidance from Instructor Derek Tesser,…

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TDC and ADP Honor Students and Leaders with Awards for Civic Engagement at 2014 National Meeting

The Democracy Commitment and its sister organization AASCU’s American Democracy Project (ADP) honored a team of students and three outstanding leaders in civic engagement earlier this month during their joint national meeting in Louisville, Ky. The Democracy Commitment awarded it’s inaugural award, The Democracy Commitment Student Action Award to recognize a team of students. Three ADP awards were also presented: The John…

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Introducing the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting

Note: Mark Schulte was a plenary speaker at this month’s 2014 ADP/TDC National Meeting in Louisville, Ky. You can learn more about his organization, The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, and their work in the blog post below. By Mark Schulte, Education Director, Pulitzer center on Crisis Reporting In my plenary I use journalism supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to hop…

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Introducing The Harry Potter Alliance

Note: Lauren Bird was a plenary speaker at last week’s 2014 ADP/TDC National Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky. You can learn more about her organization, The Harry Potter Alliance, and their work online and in communities around the country and across the globe to advance social justice and community engagement in the blog post below. By Lauren Bird, Spokesperson & Digital…

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[#ADPTDC14 Updates] Welcome to Louisville!

Welcome to Louisville, 2014 ADP/TDC National Meeting Attendees! We are so looking forward to seeing you today as we kick off the this year’s ADP/TDC National Meeting. We just wanted to take a moment this morning to welcome you to the city and make sure that you are all aware of the reasons we are #LovinLouisville (in case you missed them…

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[Why We Are #LovinLouisville] Crossing the Finish Line

By Stephanie R. South, TDC National Coordinator Heading to Louisville for #ADPTDC14? Over the next two weeks leading up to our June 5-7 ADP/TDC Joint National Meeting in this City of Compassion, we’ll be highlighting reasons that we’re #LovinLouisville. Reason #10? The closing reception… …Because if there is anything we know how to do besides put on one energy-filled, content-packed…

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[Why We Are #LovinLouisville] Game On!

By Caitlin Reilly, Program Associate, The American Democracy Project Heading to Louisville for #ADPTDC14? Over the next two weeks leading up to our June 5-7 ADP/TDC Joint National Meeting in this City of Compassion, we’ll be highlighting reasons that we’re #LovinLouisville. Reason #9? Gamification! This year we’re taking our mobile app (more on this later) to the next level with…

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[Why We Are #LovinLouisville] eCitizenship and #DigDem

By Jen Domagal-Goldman, ADP National Manager, AASCU Heading to Louisville for #ADPTDC14? Over the next two weeks leading up to our June 5-7 ADP/TDC Joint National Meeting in this City of Compassion, we’ll be highlighting reasons that we’re #LovinLouisville. Reason #8? The eCitizenship Strand! Throughout the conference, you’ll notice an emphasis on eCitizenship and how social media and other technologies…

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