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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

What's New with TDC

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.

Announcing the 2013 ADP/TDC Student Plenary Video Competition

Every year at the American Democracy Project/The Democracy Commitment joint national meeting, we have fantastic, inspiring, and intelligent individuals present as plenary speakers. Nonprofit leaders like Ami Dar, CEO of; scholars such as Byron White, Vice President for University Engagement at Cleveland State University; and civic leaders such as John Saltmarsh, Co-Director of the New England Resource Center for…

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Call for Proposals: 6th International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education (CRE)

Call for Proposals – Due November 9th, 2012 (Download this information as PDF here.)  6th International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education (CRE) Bridging Cultures: Education for Global Citizenship and Civic Engagement Conference Details Available at: June 12 – 17, 2013 Cleveland, Ohio, USA  Call for proposals in pdf format available at this link: Call for proposals available as…

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Co-founder of The Democracy Commitment, Bernie Ronan, writes about TDC, and “Community Colleges and the Work Of Democracy.”

Community Colleges and the Work Of Democracy Article by Bernie Ronan (For original article source, please visit: ***** A Time of Crisis: This phrase served as the title of a crucial section in the historic 1947 Truman Commission Report, Higher Education for Democracy, which framed how higher education should respond to the education crisis facing post-World War II America.…

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Faculty Development Seminar for West and Midwest Regions!

You are invited to attend a Faculty Development Seminar for professors and staff! (Funding for participation may be available. Please see end of invitation.) Join Street Law, Inc. and its recently designed and piloted* civic engagement/democratic practice program that prepares and encourages community college students to become more active, informed participants in our dynamic democratic society. The program is a credit-bearing,…

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Timothy Eatman and Scott Peters named Imagining America co-directors

August 13, 2012 Jamie Haft (315) 443-8765  Syracuse University and Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life (IA) announce the appointments of Timothy K. Eatman and Scott J. Peters as IA co-directors, effective Aug. 1. “With Eatman and Peters as directors, IA will continue to advance the movement for engaged scholarship in higher education,” says Bruce Burgett, chair of…

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