Civic Learning and Engagement
TDC leads several programs designed to create more informed, engaged, and socially responsible citizenry among our community colleges. Through initiatives, projects, publications, and collaborations, TDC builds national awareness of the importance of civic learning and civic responsibility that is essential for life, work, and democracy.
Bridging Cultures to Form a Nation
Ten community colleges have been competitively selected to participate as leadership institutions in the Bridging Cultures project. Bridging Cultures to Form a Nation: Difference, Community, and Democratic Thinking is a three-year curriculum and faculty development project supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Civic Outcomes of Community College Study
The Civic and Community Engagement Survey is currently open to all TDC member institutions. In addition, efforts are currently underway to institutionalize the project within various state-level initiatives aiming to incorporate student learning outcomes associated with civic and democratic engagement. We invite all TDC member institutions to participate in the spring 2016 administration.
Citizenship Under Siege Project
The Democracy Commitment (TDC) and The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) announced the receipt of a $200,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to sponsor a series of public forums around the country on “Citizenship Under Siege” in partnership with seven TDC community colleges. Seven of the community colleges will sponsor forums that will facilitate a tapestry of public dialogues exploring who counts as citizens and who has been accorded full rights to democracy’s promises.
TDC and Community Learning Partnerships Initiative
TDC partners with the Community Learning Partnership to create a collaboration with member institutions and national organizations concentrated on building local partnerships that would result in degree and certificate programs in Community Change Studies (CCS) that prepare students for careers in community change.
Civics 101: A TDC & Street Law Blended Course
Beginning Summer 2017
Integrating Civic Learning Across Curriclum
Beginning Spring 2017
National Neighborhood Oral History Project
Beginning Spring 2017