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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.

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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#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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