TDC New Official Partnership with Street Law

Posted in TDC Member Campus News on Feb 28, 2012

The Democracy Commitment is proud to be an official partner of Street Law, Inc. Street Law is practical law- the law you need to know in your everyday life on the streets and in the communities where you live.  The Street Law organization has developed educational programs that teach people about law, democracy and human […]



Posted in CAMPUS SPHERE on Feb 23, 2012

The Democracy Commitment is pleased to introduce our newest member, Laney College of Oakland, California. Dedicated to community partnerships and global awareness, Laney College will fit right in among the member institutions of The Democracy Commitment. Serving a student population of 14,000, Laney College demonstrates their dedication to outstanding higher education opportunities for their students […]


At the Forefront of Change: The Work of Building Democracy Colleges

Posted in TDC Partners & Friends on Feb 22, 2012

Note: The Democracy Commitment is a partner in the new American Commonwealth Partnership (ACP). By Harry C. Boyte, American Commonwealth Partnership National Coordinator At the forefront of change will be a monthly online newsletter about activities and developments in the American Commonwealth Partnership (ACP). ACP is an alliance of colleges and universities, schools and others […]


CAMPUS SPOTLIGHT: Henry Ford Community College

Posted in CAMPUS SPHERE on Feb 22, 2012

The Democracy Commitment is proud to introduce its newest member, Henry Ford Community College! We are honored to county HFCC among TDC ranks. Located in Dearborn, Michigan, HFCC educates approximately 13,000 students every year. HFCC boasts numerous accreditations and houses the Henry Ford Community College Foundation which creates affordable education options for their students, and […]


Imagining America: Call for Participation

Posted in TDC Partners & Friends on Feb 22, 2012

“Slashed budgets, debt burdens, speculation unchecked, diminished access, narrowing measures of worth. Without support for a reorientation of values and realignment of priorities, higher education and community organizations committed to a just, equitable, and fully participatory vision of the world face a challenge to their most cherished ideals and in some cases, their very survival. Against […]


C-Span Visits a TDC Campus!

Posted in TDC Member Campus News on Feb 21, 2012

Our own Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida, visited by the C-Span bus! Congratulations, Santa Fe College! We are proud to have you in our ranks. Click here to access the article!


Free Webinar to TDC Members, by Texas Campus Compact

Posted in TDC Opportunities for Members on Feb 21, 2012

Alberto Olivas, director of Center for Civic Participation for Maricopa Community College District and steering committee member for The Democracy Commitment, is keynoting a webinar for Texas Campus Compact on Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 from 1:30pm-2:30pm CST. As TDC members, you have free and unlimited access to this webinar (normal fees: Texas residents-$35, all others-$100.) […]


CAMPUS SPOTLIGHT: Tarrant County College District

Posted in CAMPUS SPHERE on Feb 15, 2012

The Democracy Commitment is honored to announce our newest community college member, Tarrant County College District. Tarrant County College was established by a countywide election on July 31, 1965, as Tarrant County Junior College, the name change coming in 1999. The South Campus opened in 1967, followed by Northeast (1968), Northwest (1976), Southeast (1996) and […]


PDF of The New York Times ad released

Posted in Publications on Feb 14, 2012

The New York Times released to The Democracy Commitment a PDF version of the ad celebrating the launch of TDC and honoring those member institutions dedicated to civic engagement on their campuses! We are, as ever, deeply grateful to The New York Times Knowledge Network for their endorsement and for their dedication to preparing informed, […]


National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) Grant is Officially Open!

Posted in TDC Opportunities for Members on Feb 2, 2012

The Democracy Commitment and the Association of American Colleges and Universities invite applications from community colleges to participate in a three-year faculty and curriculum development civic learning project, Bridging Cultures to Form a Nation: Difference, Community, and Democratic Thinking. TDC and AAC&U will be supported in these efforts by a distinguished group of humanities scholars […]