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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 Update] Campus and Friends Showcase

  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,…

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[#ADPTDC14 Update] Earlybird Registration Rate Ends 4.30

  Proposals have been reviewed and accepted. Specific dates and times for sessions will be going out by the end of April. Pre-con sessions have been finalized (more information coming soon). Plenary speakers are soon to be announced. And, on April 30th, Earlybird Registration Rates for this year’s national meeting, held June 5-7 in Louisville, KY, will expire, so if…

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AASCU and NASPA Partner with TurboVote to Expand On-Campus Voter Outreach

By Stephanie R. South, TDC National Coordinator As mentioned in an email to TDC campus coordinators earlier this week, because of our special relationship with AASCU, TDC member institutions have been included in a partnership between AASCU, NASPA, and TurboVote. The following is a press release issued by the three organizations.   Washington, DC —Today, two of the nation’s leading…

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Campusphere: Naturalization Ceremony at Moraine

Provided by Moraine Valley Community College Moraine Valley Community College hosted its first Naturalization Ceremony on Friday March 21, 2014. We are the first community college in the state of Illinois to host such an event! 100 individuals from 28 different countries became U.S. citizens at our college. The Keynote Remarks were given by President Dr. Sylvia M. Jenkins and…

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Campusphere: Lone Star College-Kingwood Hosts Deliberative Dialogue Moderator and Deputy Voter Registrar Trainings

Provided by Lone Star College – Kingwood On March 18th, Alberto Olivas from Maricopa Community College in Arizona, was invited to host a Deliberative Dialogue Moderator Training. The event was very successful. They discussed the topic of “Shaping Our Futures: How Should Higher Education Help Us Create the Society We Want?”  There were about 50 people in attendance which spurred…

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[Campus Sphere] News from Guttman Community College: TNU Student Named Frank Newman Civic Fellow Award Recipient, TNU Representatives Join Fox Political Focus Group

By Carolee Ramsay, Student Engagement Specialist, Guttman Community College Guttman’s Gibsy Lino is Frank Newman Civic Fellow Second-year Guttman Community College student Gibsy Lino received the 2014 Campus Compact Frank Newman Civic Fellows Award. The Newman Civic Fellows Award is named for Dr. Frank Newman, one of the founders of Campus Compact, who dedicated his life to creating opportunities for…

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Engage the Election 2014 Webinar with NSLVE Recording and Presentation Now Available

By Nancy Thomas and Margret Brower with CIRCLE’s NSLVE Thank you to all the participants who attended our webinar today. A recording of it is available here, and you can download the PDF of the presentation slides by clicking here (as a reminder, the Engage the Election 2014 webinar and presentation archives are available at We are excited to…

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