Membership Benefits

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Benefits for Presidents

  • A mechanism for connecting to communities, enriching students’ experiences, and enhancing faculty and student retention.
  • Opportunities to raise national awareness of the civic mission of colleges and universities through influential documents such as the Presidents’ Declaration on the Civic Responsibility of Higher Education.
  • Millions of dollars in subgrants to member campuses to support service and civic engagement efforts available through our state affiliates.
  • Access to hundreds of service and service-learning program models and syllabi, as well as the chance to share successful initiatives nationally.
  • National and local publicity that highlights presidential leadership in support of public and community service.
  • Legislative updates with information on government initiatives that affect service-related programs in higher education.
  • Publications and online resources to help your community partners work effectively with higher education.
  • Training, resources, awards, and other support for faculty, community service directors, administrators, and students engaged in service and service-learning.
  • Advocacy of national and state legislation and funding to support campus-based service.
  • Formal links with organizations such as the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), and discipline associations to bring combined resources and efficiencies to new initiatives.
  • Professional development and networking opportunities designed to enhance presidents’ ability to foster civic engagement.

Benefits for Community Service Directors

  • Professional development and networking opportunities through national, regional, and state conferences.
  • Millions of dollars in subgrants to member campuses to support service and civic engagement efforts available through our state affiliates.
  • Online access to news, events, funding opportunities, resources, and other essential information.
  • A searchable database of more than 700 exemplary campus-based service program models, indexed by category.
  • Information on and support for VISTA, Federal Work-Study, and other programs.
  • Discounts on publications with information on program administration, benchmarks, funding, and other key topics.
  • Regional and state-level support, including assistance in linking with local school systems, businesses, and community partners, as well as onsite training and technical assistance.
  • State and national-level service statistics to support campus funding of service-related efforts.
  • An opportunity to inform national and state-level legislation and policy affecting campus-based civic engagement efforts.
  • Publications and online resources to help your community partners work effectively with higher education.
  • Events and initiatives that bring together CSDs, service-learning directors, faculty, students, and community partners.

Benefits for Faculty and CAOs

Benefits for Students

Benefits for Community College Members

  • On-site training and technical assistance from our state affiliates.
  • Conferences, workshops, and institutes designed to foster networking and provide professional development for faculty and administrators.
  • Access to the knowledge of the Consulting Corps, including members with specific expertise in service-learning at community colleges.
  • Partnerships with other national organizations, such as the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), to promote service-learning on campus.
  • Discounts on high-quality publications to help develop, refine, and promote service and service-learning programs, as well as a range of free resources.
  • Hundreds of syllabi for service-learning courses in 48 disciplines.
  • A searchable database of more than 700 program models with exemplary community service and service-learning practices.
  • State and national advocacy for funding of programs that enrich the college and benefit the community.
  • Updates on relevant events, funding opportunities, and special initiatives.
  • National awards and exposure for faculty and students with exemplary practices.
  • Recognition and validation among all of higher education of the community college approach to serving communities.