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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.

Community College Workshop at the Kettering Foundation

 The Kettering Foundation, a TDC official partner, hosted a week-long conference for higher education research at their headquarters in Dayton, OH. The conference included a two-day workshop for Community Colleges. A selected group of TDC member institution coordinators, civic engagement researchers, and educators were in attendance. The workshop highlighted the different civic engagement research and outreach occurring across the country.…

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Community Days Focus on Climate Change and Public

By: Omairys Rodriguez College Assistant, Communications Guttman Community College The fall semester’s Community Days focused on climate change as a central theme. On October 22, six concurrent workshops provided students opportunities to participate in interactive sessions and to meet experts and advocates to learn about a broad range of topics, including transportation options, recycling and the science behind climate change.…

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Welcome to TDC Northwest Kansas Technical College!

Northwest Kansas Technical College provides career and technical education through progressive technology and facilities. Their efforts in cutting-edge technology education and training is also well recognized across the country. Apple Corp. gave recognition to the college for the second year in a row in 2012 for its iPad Mobile Learning Initiative. In addition, the college has fostered “going green” in…

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Miami Dade College “Is Powering through Economic Turmoil”

Miami Dade College, a TDC member institute, received recognition from The Presidency (The American Council on Education’s Magazine for Higher Education) after welcoming its 2 millionth admitted student, a rare feat for any college across the country. The article was written by the college’s president Eduardo J. Padrón. Miami Dade opened its doors to students only 53 years ago. Today…

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Students Get Firsthand Look at City Budget Process

By: Bruce Lyons Associate Director of Communications Guttman Community College   On October 22 students from Dr. Larian Angelo’s Fall I class, The Politics of New York City, were given a firsthand opportunity to learn the workings of the city’s budgeting process by visiting the City Council Finance Division. Jeff Rodus, First Deputy Director, and John Russell, Senior Financial Analyst,…

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Make A Difference Day @ Sinclair Community College

By: David Bodary Service Learning Coordinator Sinclair Community College [divider] Students and faculty Sinclair Community College volunteered time on October 25th and 26th in support of their community as part of the national Make A Difference Day. Working in conjunction with Join Hands Miami Valley members of the Sinclair family worked to address issues of literacy, poverty and community organized…

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Local farmers and Growers

By: Tamarra Coleman-Hill Faculty Coordinator of The Democracy Commitment Moraine Valley Community College Moraine Valley Community College hosted a panel presentation on Wednesday October 23rd to discuss the importance of local and sustainable food systems. Local famers Beth Osmund from Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm in Ottawa, Illinois and Chris Voss of Angelic Organics Farm in Caledonia, Illinois spoke to our…

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APPLY TODAY – Teaching Community Organizing Boot Camp

Attention all community college faculty committed to teaching for change (and those that know them) – Do you want your students to organize for social change?  Do you want to learn techniques to prepare students to be leaders in their communities?  Do you want to be a part of a larger, supportive network of educators teaching for change?  Then this Boot…

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Campus Sustainability Day 2013

TODAY is Campus Sustainability Day and many TDC member institutes are celebrating with a bang! This year’s theme, according to, is “Climate Adaptation: Resilient Campuses & Communities.”  In Florida, Miami Dade College along with its Earth Ethics Institute (EEI) and Kendall Campus Sustainability Committee is holding a day long annual gathering with community partners and student orgs presenting on…

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