Turning 50 and the Catalyst for Change: Service and Community Engagement

Posted in CAMPUS SPHERE, TDC Blog, TDC Member Campus News on Dec 30, 2013

Author: Annette Orozco Bhatia, Civic Responsibility and Student Development Coordinator, Borough of Manhattan Community College Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) first opened its doors to students in 1963, with a mission to provide an affordable, quality education. In the 50 years since, we have done a lot of growing and learning, both inside and […]


Important News From TDC Headquarters

Posted in CAMPUS SPHERE, Updates & Announcements on Dec 18, 2013

  Dear The Democracy Commitment colleagues and friends, It is with a mixture of sadness and deep appreciation that we pass on the news that Amee Bearne, our founding national coordinator, will be leaving office this coming January. Amee entered graduate school this fall, and has secured a wonderful full-time paid internship opportunity in the […]


Students Study Sustainability Issues

By: Omairys Rodriguez College Assistant, Communications & Public Relations Guttman Community College Students Study Sustainability Issues for City Seminar Final Project. During the end of the Fall I semester, first-year students in the City Seminar I course gave presentations as part of their final projects based on the theme of maintaining a sustainable New York […]


All Together Now: Collaboration and Innovation for Youth Engagement

CIRCLE is holding a FREE, 5-week, open online seminar that will provide youth organizations with a venue to discuss and wrestle with the research and recommendations from the recent report “All Together Now: Collaboration and Innovation for Youth Engagement”. Registration is now open and further information can be found on the CIRCLE website at: http://www.civicyouth.org/tools-for-practice/learning-community/ […]


Public Achievement: Transforming Education

By: Noelle Johnson Public Achievement Coordinator Northern Arizona University 15 students were gathered in a room in Minnesota and asked to identify challenges that face their community and public spaces. Harry Boyte realized then that youth have a lot to say and do indeed feel strongly about community issues and change when given the space […]


Giving Made Easy at Guttman: a TNU Sponsored Event

By: Carolee Ramsay Student Engagement Coordinator Stella and Charles Guttman Community College (CUNY) Like most other CUNY schools celebrating CUNY Month in November, Guttman’s faculty, staff, and TNU Club members came together to serve free lunch to students on Thursday, November 21. “It is a way to embrace our rich diversity and reinforce our student-centered, […]


Reflecting on the American Past and Moving Forward

Posted in TDC Blog on Dec 11, 2013

This past Thanksgiving homes across the country were filled with an assortment of food, laughter, flashing bulbs, embarrassing moments, and joyous announcements. Thanksgiving, as many recognize it, is a day to simply celebrate and give thanks. A uniquely American tradition stemming from early European settler relations with Native Americans, Thanksgiving Day is a tradition with […]


[Call for Papers] 2014 Minding The Gap - Educating For Economic Justice

The growing gap in the United States between the rich and the poor (or even between the rich and the middle class) and the increasing concentration of wealth in the hands of the few is difficult to justify. The gap is even greater between the wealthy in developed nations and the destitute in the Third […]