TDC is happy to welcome Shasta College as a new member institution!

Shasta College has been making strides in incorporating civic engagement into their student community as well as through course curriculum. Shasta’s mission statement stating “students are provided opportunities to practice and improve critical thinking, effective communication, quantitative reasoning, information competency, community and global awareness, self-efficacy, and workplace skills,” is aligned perfectly with the mission of TDC, utilizing democratic practice as a pedagogical tool for necessary and important 21st century skills, and enhancing active citizenship among students. Their Center for Community Engagement aims to integrate various forms of student engagement into academic curriculums. These include: volunteerism, service learning, community service, alternative spring/summer breaks, and field education work. The mission statement of the Center states, “our mission is to foster a learning community that facilitates learning for civic engagement in our local and global communities; and that addresses societal challenges through long-term sustainable partnerships through community engagement.”