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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.

MA Civic Learning Policy Should Be [On Your Radar]

By Stephanie South, TDC National Coordinator Just last week, the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education adopted a policy that encourages public colleges within the state to direct their attention to civic learning. This policy, which is the first of its kind in the United States, will expect schools to begin incorporating these outcomes with those for the 2014-2015 academic year.…

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[Campus Sphere] Glendale Community College Lauds Civic Leaders

As taken from Glendale Community College’s news release; the original story can be found here. Selected for outstanding achievements in promoting civic engagement in, and awareness of, community and public policy issues, nine GCC students received the 2014 Chancellor’s Civic Leadership Medallion in May. The 2014 Chancellor’s Civic Leadership Medallion winners from Glendale Community College are Diane Galindo, Frankie Candia,…

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[TDC Events] #E214 Webinar on Wednesday

On Wednesday at 2 p.m. EST, our Engage the Election 2014 Webinar Series will continue with Paul Loeb, founder of the Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) and author of the classic civic engagement books Soul of a Citizen, and The Impossible Will Take a Little While (Paul will have free copies of the new edition available at the ADP/TDC meeting).…

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[TDC Opportunities for Members] Announcing Nominations for Student Scholarships for #ADPTDC14 and the TDC Student Action Award

By Stephanie South, TDC National Coordinator Calling all TDC Campus Coordinators–we have opportunities for your students! Please see below for more information about student scholarships for the 2014 ADP/TDC National Meeting and nominating a team of students for the first annual TDC Student Action Award. — TDC STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS BEING OFFERED FOR THE 2014 ADP/TDC NATIONAL MEETING: TDC has just…

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[TDC Partners & Friends] Nominate Your Campus for TWC’s Higher Education Civic Engagement Award

By Stephanie South, TDC National Coordinator We want to take just a moment of your time this morning to tell you about one of our partners and share with you an opportunity for your community college campus to be recognized. The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, an independent nonprofit educational organization, invites nominations for the 2014 New York Life…

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[#ADPTDC14 Update] Hotel Deadline Approaching

Just a friendly reminder… Book your hotel room at the Louisville Marriott Downtown for the ADP/TDC National Meeting by Wednesday, May 14th to receive the special conference rate! If you haven’t registered for the meeting yet, you can do so here. Louisville Marriott Downtown Louisville Marriott Downtown 280 West Jefferson Louisville, Kentucky 40202 Phone: 502-627-5045 Fax: 502-627-5044 Toll-free: 800-533-0127 Room Rate…

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[#ADPTDC14 Update] TDC Overview & Logistics

By Stephanie R. South, TDC National Coordinator Last week, we began sending out session details (i.e., specific dates, times, and session types) to those of you who will be presenting at the TDC/ADP National Meeting on June 5-7 in Louisville, KY.  Given that many of you have probably begun to make your preparations for attending our annual meeting, we wanted…

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[#ADPTDC14 Update] Campus & Friends Showcase DEADLINE EXTENDED to 5.5

Are you an TDC campus coordinator? Do you want to share your campus activities? Are you a TDC partner organization? Do you want to promote the work of your organization?Consider hosting a table at the Campus & Friends Showcase at the 2014 American Democracy Project/The Democracy Commitment National Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky. CAMPUS & FRIENDS SHOWCASE Thursday, June 5, 2014 5:30…

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ADP Campus Coordinator Shares Insight on Experience with NSLVE

The deadline to sign up for the National Study on Learning Voting and Engagement (NSLVE) is approaching quickly (Monday, April 14).  To participate and receive  free, confidential information about your student registration and voting rates, all you need to do is sign an authorization form (click here to access) and send a scanned copy to One of the  ADP…

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