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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.

Turning 50 and the Catalyst for Change: Service and Community Engagement

Author: Annette Orozco Bhatia, Civic Responsibility and Student Development Coordinator, Borough of Manhattan Community College Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) first opened its doors to students in 1963, with a mission to provide an affordable, quality education. In the 50 years since, we have done a lot of growing and learning, both inside and outside of the classroom. We…

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Important News From TDC Headquarters

  Dear The Democracy Commitment colleagues and friends, It is with a mixture of sadness and deep appreciation that we pass on the news that Amee Bearne, our founding national coordinator, will be leaving office this coming January. Amee entered graduate school this fall, and has secured a wonderful full-time paid internship opportunity in the field (urban planning) and place…

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Students Study Sustainability Issues

By: Omairys Rodriguez College Assistant, Communications & Public Relations Guttman Community College Students Study Sustainability Issues for City Seminar Final Project. During the end of the Fall I semester, first-year students in the City Seminar I course gave presentations as part of their final projects based on the theme of maintaining a sustainable New York City. Students in House I,…

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All Together Now: Collaboration and Innovation for Youth Engagement

CIRCLE is holding a FREE, 5-week, open online seminar that will provide youth organizations with a venue to discuss and wrestle with the research and recommendations from the recent report “All Together Now: Collaboration and Innovation for Youth Engagement”. Registration is now open and further information can be found on the CIRCLE website at: http://www.civicyouth.org/tools-for-practice/learning-community/ Since the release of the…

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Public Achievement: Transforming Education

By: Noelle Johnson Public Achievement Coordinator Northern Arizona University 15 students were gathered in a room in Minnesota and asked to identify challenges that face their community and public spaces. Harry Boyte realized then that youth have a lot to say and do indeed feel strongly about community issues and change when given the space to explore their inner voice.…

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Giving Made Easy at Guttman: a TNU Sponsored Event

By: Carolee Ramsay Student Engagement Coordinator Stella and Charles Guttman Community College (CUNY) Like most other CUNY schools celebrating CUNY Month in November, Guttman’s faculty, staff, and TNU Club members came together to serve free lunch to students on Thursday, November 21. “It is a way to embrace our rich diversity and reinforce our student-centered, collaborative model”, says President Scott…

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Reflecting on the American Past and Moving Forward

This past Thanksgiving homes across the country were filled with an assortment of food, laughter, flashing bulbs, embarrassing moments, and joyous announcements. Thanksgiving, as many recognize it, is a day to simply celebrate and give thanks. A uniquely American tradition stemming from early European settler relations with Native Americans, Thanksgiving Day is a tradition with a rich history for the…

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[Call for Papers] 2014 Minding The Gap – Educating For Economic Justice

The growing gap in the United States between the rich and the poor (or even between the rich and the middle class) and the increasing concentration of wealth in the hands of the few is difficult to justify. The gap is even greater between the wealthy in developed nations and the destitute in the Third World. A significant amount of…

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