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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.

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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Santa Fe College Announces Fall 2013 TDC Events

Santa Fe College in Gainesville, FL announced their fall 2013 events with an array of lectures, luncheons, and panel discussions based on current political hot topics. They are also celebrating Constitution Week with bang. Check out what they are doing here. Also check out our Calendar of Events for more information on each of these events.

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Lone Star College, Kingwood is taking voting registration seriously!

Lone Star College, Kingwood is holding voting registration for three Tuesdays September 3 from 12-2pm in the Student Conference Center (SCC), September 17 10am – 1:30pm at the SCC, and September 24 10am – 12pm at their Library Patio. Check out their speaker series of the Houston Mayoral candidates. Click on their names to view events detail. Incumbent Annise Parker…

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SGA: Training Ground for Civil Servants of Tomorrow

REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION FROM THE SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE ‘RANGER’ BY CARLOS FERRAND   When Student Government Association Secretary Justin Wideman enrolled at Northwest Vista College in fall 2007, he selected a major out of appreciation of the kindness he saw as a child. As a young boy, Wideman suffered from severe asthma and acid reflux. According to MayoClinic.com about half…

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#ADPTDC13: Students-Only Activities in Denver

Attention all TDC Students! If you’re not already stoked about #ADPTDC13 (and we have already given you five reasons you should be), we wanted to let you know about one more thing: we’ve assembled some activities just for you! Read below to find out more about two students-only sessions and a PAR-TAY! FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013 3:45 p.m. – 5…

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The Plenaries: Reason #2 You Should Come to #ADPTDC13

By Jennifer Domagal-Goldman, National Manager, ADP Yet another reason to attend the 2013 ADP/TDC National Meeting in Denver from June 6-8: our incredible array of plenary (keynote) speakers! We’re excited to welcome to our stage Denise Fairchild of Emerald Cities Collaborative; CIRCLE’s Peter Levine; four incredible students: Bianca Brown, Justin Machelski, Quinta Tangoh, and Rachel Wintz (all winners of our…

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