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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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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.

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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[#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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