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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.


Share your CLDE campus curricular and co-curricular programming! Are you an ADP/TDC/NASPA Lead partner organization? Do you want to promote the civic engagement work of your campus or organization? Consider hosting a table at the Campus & Friends Showcase at the 2017 Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement Meeting (#CLDE17) in Baltimore, Md. CAMPUS & FRIENDS…

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Making Sense of the Campus Democratic Engagement Initiatives- Free Webinar by the ALL IN Challenge

ALL IN Challenge Webinar Series: MAKING SENSE OF THE CAMPUS DEMOCRATIC ENGAGEMENT INITIATIVES Tuesday, February 28  |  2 PM EST  |  60 minutes Register Now   You may have asked yourself if your campus is eligible to join the American Democracy Project or The Democracy Commitment. Or perhaps you’ve wondered whether you can apply for the Voter…

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2017 Student Summit on Social Mobility

Join us for our second  ADP/TDC Economic Inequality Initiative Student Summit on Social Mobility! When: Saturday March 25, 2017 at 9:00 AM -to- Sunday March 26, 2017 at 3:00 PM ET Where:  Keene State College, Main St. Keene, NH 03435 This event, coordinated by students, staff, and faculty from Keene State College and Mount Wachusett Community College,…

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College of the Canyons Awarded a BTtoP Campus Dialogue Grant

Congratulations to College of Canyons, a member institution of The Democracy Commitment who has received one of the 31 Campus Dialogue Grants for Realizing Higher Education’s Greater Purposes from Bringing Theory to Practice! According to the BTtoP website, the designs of the proposed dialogues and the rosters of intended dialogue participants reflect each institution’s unique campus…

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#CLDE17: Pre-Conference Workshops Announced and Registration Now Open! Register Today!

We’re pleased to announce the introduction of pre-conference workshops to be held on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 as part of our annual Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (#CLDE17) Meeting. Institute topics were identified by the CLDE Planning Committee and based on feedback received after the 2016 CLDE Meeting. Workshops are listed below and you can…

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Proposals Due January 30th for CLDE17 Conference in Baltimore in June

Submit your proposal here by January 30, 2017. The American Democracy Project (ADP), The Democracy Commitment (TDC), and NASPA Lead Initiative are committed to advancing the civic engagement movement in higher education. During this year’s Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (#CLDE17) Meeting in Baltimore, Md. from June 7-10, 2017, our goal is to bring together…

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Meet the 2017 CLDE Interns!

We are thrilled to introduce you to our three student interns for the 2017 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting (#CLDE17). Amber, Christina, and Tyler introduce themselves below and together represent a vested interest in civic engagement among students in our network to engage meaningfully on our campuses, in our classrooms, and in our broader communities and our democracy.…

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TDC Post-Election Series: “Election Reflections”

This blog was originally posted by NASPA Lead Initiative on November 10, 2016. Reposted by author permission. Author:  Nancy Thomas, Director, Institute for Democracy & Higher Education, Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life. As the director of a research institute studying higher education’s role in democracy, I have been inundated on November 9 with emails, texts, and calls. Donald…

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Call for Proposals Now Open: CLDE17 Meeting

Submit your proposal by January 30, 2017. The American Democracy Project (ADP), The Democracy Commitment (TDC), and NASPA Lead Initiative are committed to advancing the civic engagement movement in higher education. During this year’s Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (#CLDE17) Meeting in Baltimore, Md. from June 7-10, 2017, our goal is to bring together our collective networks of faculty,…

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