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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.

RSVP Now: ADP/TDC Engage the Election 2016 Webinar on “Teenage Mutant Civic Hurdles: How Civic Tech Turns Students into Citizens” | Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

This is the 4th of our ADP/TDC Engage the Election 2016 webinar series powered by icitizen. There will be six total webinars between now and November 2016 — all will be open to faculty, staff, students and friends. ADP/TDC Engage the Election 2016 Webinar on “Teenage Mutant Civic Hurdles: How Civic Tech Turns Students into Citizens” | Wednesday, May 18th, 2016. icitizen is a…

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#CLDE16: Early-bird Registration Extended to Friday, April 29, 2016

Don’t forget to register for the 2016 Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement Meeting organized by ADP, TDC, and NASPA (#CLDE16) on June 2-4, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Now Early-Bird Extended to Friday, April 29, 2016 Register Online | Early-bird deadline is Friday, April 29, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Registration Fee includes all program sessions and materials; reception on Thursday; and…

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Free 4/27 Webinar with CIRCLE

Reminder to RSVP Now: ADP/TDC Engage the Election 2016 Webinar on “Demystifying Youth Voting-Why Some Young People Vote and Some Don’t” | Wednesday April 27th, 2016 (Tomorrow) This is the 3rd of our ADP/TDC Engage the Election 2016 webinar series powered by icitizen. There will be six total webinars between now and November 2016 — all will be open to…

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#CLDE16: Early-bird Registration Ends Today

Don’t forget to register for the 2016 Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement Meeting organized by ADP, TDC, and NASPA (#CLDE16) on June 2-4, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Register Online | Early-bird deadline is today, Monday, April 25, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Registration Fee includes all program sessions and materials; reception on Thursday; and breakfasts on Friday and Saturday. Register Online by April…

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#CLDE16: Opening Plenary CivEd Talks

We are kicking off the opening plenary on Thursday, June 2, 2016 in a new way for the2016 Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting organized by the American Democracy Project (ADP), the Democracy Project (TDC), and NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. We will begin our meeting for the first time using a format that we are calling,…

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Register for the 2016 CLDE Meeting Organized by ADP, TDC, and NASPA before the early-bird deadline, April 25

ADP, TDC, and NASPA announces the 2016 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting to be held June 2-4, 2016 in Indianapolis, IN.  This conference promises to catalyze a more intentional academic and student affairs collaboration and to enhance institutional commitments to excellence in civic education and development. Take advantage of the early-bird rate and register by April 25.  This year we are excited…

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RSVP Now: ADP/TDC Engage the Election 2016 Webinar on “Demystifying Youth Voting-Why Some Young People Vote and Some Don’t” | Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

This is the 3rd of our ADP/TDC Engage the Election 2016 webinar series powered by icitizen. There will be six total webinars between now and November 2016 — all will be open to faculty, staff, students and friends.   ADP/TDC Engage the Election 2016 Webinar on “Demystifying Youth Voting – Why Some Young People Vote and Some Don’t” | Wednesday,…

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In Loving Memory of Dr. Bernie Ronan

Bernie Ronan, our friend and TDC co-founder, has died in Arizona after a long struggle with cancer.  Bernie passed away surrounded by his family and the love of his extended community. Bernie was tireless in his work for democracy, and every element of The Democracy Commitment network bears his imprint. He was an organizer, advocate, leader, and an eloquent spokesman…

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Meet the 2016 CLDE Student Interns: Angelo, Maryam & Manisha!

We are very excited to introduce you to our three student interns for the 2016 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting. Angelo, Maryam, and Manisha introduce themselves below and represent the capacity of students in our network to engage meaningfully on our campuses, in our classrooms, and in our broader communities and democracy. In the coming weeks they will work…

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