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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.

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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#ADPTDC13 Sponsor: Introducing GiveGab–The Social Network for Volunteers

We’re excited to introduce TDC campuses to one of our #ADPTDC13 National Meeting Sponsors: GiveGab. GiveGab is a new social network for volunteers and volunteer managers. Two GiveGab representatives will be at our national meeting in Denver, June 6-8, 2013 to talk to you more about their product and to demo it for you. In the meantime, learn more about…

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The Pre-Cons: Reason #4 You Should Come to #ADPTDC13!

By Amee Bearne, National Coordinator, The Democracy Commitment Pre-conference sessions offer fantastic opportunities for faculty, staff, and students alike to come together to develop their skills and collaborate toward a specific end goal, generally a project or program that can be taken back to the campus for implementation. This year the American Democracy Project and The Democracy Commitment have put…

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The Place: Reason #5 You Should Come to #ADPTDC13

By Stephanie South, Program Associate, AASCU As a born-and-raised-in resident of Colorado for 23 (and a half) years, I cannot tell you how excited I am to travel back to my home state in June for this year’s ADP/TDC National Meeting. But as anyone who has ever been to Colorado will tell you, no connection is needed to be enthusiastic…

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Meet the Chosen Student Plenary Panelists for the 2013 National Meeting

Remember that Student Plenary video contest we told you about? The one where The Democracy Commitment (TDC) wanted to find students to speak at the 2013 ADP/TDC National Meeting? Well, we found them. And, yes, to be sure, we had a great set of submissions–thank you to everyone who entered! However, there were not enough entries to conduct an online contest,…

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Politics and the Yellowstone Ecosystem: Announcing the 2013 Stewardship of Public Lands Faculty Seminar

By George Mehaffy, Vice President of Academic Leadership & Change, AASCU Throughout the United States, but especially in the West, the question of who will control public lands is a hotly debated topic. The public lands of the West, including national parks, forests, grazing, and prairie lands, are all sites of controversy. The major points of contention are over ownership…

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Publication: “Minding the Gap: Partnering Across Sectors for Democracy,” by TDC co-founder, Bernie Ronan, and ADP founder, George Mehaffy

Minding the Gap: Partnering Across Sectors for Democracy By Bernie Ronan and George L. Mehaffy Volume 16, Number 1 Winter 2013 (online source) With the 2012 London Olympics on full display this summer, we were reminded of a characteristically British phrase. While traveling by tube or rail in the United Kingdom, one often sees signs reminding riders to “mind the…

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