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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 Update] Proposals Reviewed; Registration Open

By Stephanie R. South, TDC National Coordinator [UPDATE]: All proposals have been reviewed, and notifications of acceptances (not session specifics) have been sent. More details, including session type, slot, and co-presenters, will be forthcoming. — ADP National Manager Jennifer Domagal-Goldman and I have spent today finalizing the review of our first round of proposals; acceptance notifications for proposals submitted by…

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TDC Announces New Partnership for Engage the Election 2014

By Stephanie R. South,  TDC National Coordinator The Democracy Commitment (TDC) is pleased to announce a new partnership for Engage the Election 2014– a continuance of our first signature initiative, Engage the Election: 2012, that focuses on the midterm elections: The Fair Elections Legal Network (FELN) is a national nonpartisan voting rights organization dedicated to reducing barriers to voting for…

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Video of Live Webcast with Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich Now Available

On February 20, 2014, the Democracy Commitment and its four-year institution sister initiative, The American Democracy Project, organized a national screening of former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich’s documentary film “Inequality for All.” That Thursday afternoon, at 5 p.m. EST, nearly 100 of our institutions across the country participated.  Following the film, Robert Reich answered questions via a national…

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[Campus Sphere] Guttman Students Attend 43rd NYSABPRL Conference

By Omairys Rodriguez, College Assistant, Communications & Public Relations, Guttman Community College During the weekend of February 14th, six Guttman students, along with over 100 CUNY students, attended the 43rd Annual New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislative Caucus (NYSABPRL) Conference in Albany, New York. Among the Guttman participants was second-year student Talia Arif and six student…

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[TDC Events] Bridging Cultures Webinar Tomorrow, 3.13 @ 3:30pm EST

By Stephanie R. South, TDC National Coordinator Tomorrow, Thursday, March 13, 2014, there will be a Bridging Cultures project webinar at 3:30pm EST. These webinars are not only open to Bridging Cultures team members, but to any faculty that might benefit, so please share with your campus colleagues and regional hub partners (or pass their names on to me). If possible,…

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[TDC Action Alert] Sign Up to Be Part of NSLVE; Upcoming Webinar to Learn More

We promoted this last year, but another opportunity for TDC campuses to participate and learn important details about students’ voting behaviors has come up this spring. The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE) recently received a grant to study college student voting rates.  260 universities and colleges have already signed up, including 32 members of…

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[#ADPTDC14 Meeting Update] First-Round Proposals Reviewed; Registration Open

By Stephanie R. South, TDC National Coordinator ADP National Manager Jennifer Domagal-Goldman and I have spent today finalizing the review of our first round of proposals; acceptance notifications for proposals submitted by the original mid-February deadline went out this afternoon. We will be conducting the second and third round reviews in the next couple of days and will be sending…

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2014 ADP/TDC National Meeting CFP Deadline Approaching

2014 ADP/TDC National Meeting Call for Proposals (CFP) The deadline for presentation proposal submissions is Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 11:59 PM Eastern. All proposals will be reviewed and notification of proposal status will be sent out no later than Monday, March 10, 2014. You’ll find more information here about our CFP. If you are interested in making a presentation…

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[Campus Sphere] Guttman Hosts Community Engagement Institute for Two-Year Colleges

By Omairys Rodriguez, College Assistant, Marketing & Public Relations, Guttman Community College On January 27, Guttman Community College hosted in partnership with New York Campus Compact Community Engagement Institute for Two-Year Colleges, a one-day community engagement institute for two year colleges. Over 60 attendees from community colleges and non-profit organizations learned practical approaches to promoting and measuring the effectiveness of…

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