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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.

[Why We are #LovinLouisville ] #Online: Democracy Gone Digital Plenary Session

By Jen Domagal-Goldman, ADP National Manager 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 #1? Our Friday morning plenary session! Get ready for an exciting morning plenary session featuring a conversation with two dynamic, digitally…

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[What We’re Reading] The Impossible Will Take a Little While by Paul Loeb

Paul Loeb, founder of the Campus Election Engagement Project, has a wholly updated edition of his political hope anthology, The Impossible Will Take a Little While. And free exam copies are available either through his publisher, along with his classic civic engagement study Soul of a Citizen, or first come/first served at the upcoming 2014 ADP/TDC National Meeting. The Impossible…

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[TDC Partners & Friends] ACPA to Hold Service Learning Symposium Prior to #ADPTDC14; Member Rate Available

ACPA Symposium on Service-Learning June 3 – 5, 2014 • Louisville, Kentucky In the spirit of democracy and civic engagement, ACPA (American College Personnel Association) is hosting its 2nd Service-Learning Symposium immediately prior to the 2014 American Democracy Project/The Democracy Commitment National Meeting. This symposium will be an outstanding professional development opportunity as student affairs practitioners come together to…

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[TDC Updates & Announcements] Economic Inequality Preliminary Call

Economic Inequality: Announcing a Joint ADP/TDC National Initiative America has long been heralded as the “land of opportunity,” but consider: The average student loan debt for the class of 2012 was $29,400;[1] this doesn’t account for any debt accrued in graduate school. Between 1947 and 1972, the average hourly wage, adjusted for inflation, rose 76%. Since 1972, by contrast, the…

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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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