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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.

Guttman Experiential Learning in Far Rockaway

  By: Carolee Ramsay Student Engagement Coordinator Stella and Charles Guttman Community College (CUNY)   Guttman Community College’s (formerly known as New Community College) second Community Days kicked off on Wednesday, April 17 and Thursday, April 18, 2013. Students participated in on-campus workshops and off-campus service activities hosted by partners from around New York City. In keeping with its commitment…

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Students Integrative Learning beyond the Classroom

  By: Carolee Ramsay Student Engagement Coordinator & Asst. to Asst. Dean Stella and Charles Guttman Community College (CUNY)   The goals of Trending News Update Club are aligned with the Stella and Charles Guttman Learning Outcomes (GLO). The group is focused on deepening integrative learning beyond the classroom. In order for students to actively participate in local, regional, and…

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Voter Registration Training at Lone Star College – Kingwood

Lone Star College Kingwood celebrated National Voter Registration Day  by hosting a Voter Registrar Training.  Representatives of Harris County Texas Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan conducted the training on the Kingwood Campus in cooperation with LSC-Kingwood’s Center for Civic Engagement.  15 people became voter registrars by completing the training and this caps off a voter registration drive that registered 200 students.

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National Voter Registration Day at Santa Fe College

By: Kimberly Buchholz Santa Fe College Student Government representatives hosted an information table on the main campus in Gainesville, Fla., throughout the day providing voter registration applications and handing out sunglasses donated by the SF College Office of Civic Engagement & Service. Approximately 250 students visited the booth to learn how to register to vote in Alachua County.

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Santa Fe College attends keynote talk by Pat Schroeder

  By: Kimberly Buchholz Civic Engagement & Service Specialist Santa Fe College Gainesville, Fla. – Sixteen Santa Fe College students and three advisors attended a luncheon featuring former Congresswoman Pat Schroeder Tuesday in downtown Gainesville. Schroeder, the first woman to serve on the House Armed Services Committee and prime mover behind the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 presents…

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Constitution Day 9/17

  Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787. The document memorialized the inalienable rights enjoyed by citizens of the United States of America, and has since set a precedent for countries around the world to form similar documents and manifestations. This day gives light to the young and…

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Mount Wachusett Community College: 9/11 Remember to Remember, & Call to Action

By: Fagan Forhan, Director Experiential Learning Opportunities & Civic Engagement Mount Wachusett Community College In honor of MWCC Alumna Carrie Progen, who was lost in the attack on the Twin Towers, we hosted a series of events yesterday, including a ‘Call to Action’ where students heard from our own police Chief Karen Kolimaga about her experiences as a first responder,…

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