Community Colleges for Democracy

Campus Compact is dedicated to the advancement of civic and democratic learning and engagement in community colleges.  This national network ensures that millions of community college students graduate with an education in democracy and civic responsibility.  Community Colleges for Democracy (CC4D) is a network within the network dedicated to preparing community college students to be informed, active, and mobilized leaders in our democracy in addition to preparing them for the workforce, careers, and continued education. Community Colleges for Democracy will advance the combined work of The Democracy Commitment (TDC) and Campus Compact’s community college engagement.  The network is led by Verdis L. Robinson, Director, Community College Engagement.

Our community college network group creates highly effective programs, resources, and convenings that transform the community college experience for students.  It is our goal that upon graduation, students will have the knowledge, skills, and motivations to actively participate in our democracy.   For more information, contact Verdis at verdis {at} compact(.)org.

Resources

CC4Democracy has begun to build a collection of toolkits, resources, and actionable materials that advance civic and democratic engagement and learning specific to the needs of community colleges.

Check out some of the great resources below and in our general resource library by searching for “community college.”

Addressing Student Housing Insecurity

Addressing Student Housing Insecurity

Table of Contents Student Housing Insecurity Mapping Tool “The Landscape of Student Housing Insecurity and Homelessness” Campus Programs Student Housi…

Community’s Colleges: Indicators of Engagement for Community Colleges- Revised

Community’s Colleges: Indicators...

A. Mission and Purpose ’¢ The institution’s mission statement explicitly articulates its commitment to the public purposes of higher education and is…

Election Imperatives

Election Imperatives

Institute for Democracy & Higher Education, Tufts University Election Imperatives is a collaborative, practitioner-focused document that grounds t…

Facilitating Political Discussions: A Facilitator Training Workshop Guide

Facilitating Political Discussions: A ...

The Institute for Democracy in Higher Education Having respectful and productive conversations about controversial issues is one of the most vital asp…

National Issues Forums Institute’s Issue Guides

National Issues Forums Institute’s I...

National Issues Forums (NIF) is a nonpartisan, nationwide network of locally sponsored public forums for the consideration of public policy issues. It…

Service-Learning at the American Community College

Service-Learning at the American Commu...

The chapter, “Connect2Complete: Combining Service-Learning and Peer Advocates to Increase Student Success in Developmental Education,” is co-authored…

Events

Check out some of the upcoming events that have recently been added for community colleges on the events calendar.  The following types of events have been added as convening opportunities for community college networking and professional development:

  • Workshops and Institutes
  • Conference sessions
  • Pre-conference Workshops
  • Webinars and Virtual Dialogues

Community College events will soon be tagged so that you can search for them directly.  In the meantime, look for them using “Community College” in the search field.

Communications

We have created communication vehicles specific to community college audiences to build a national network platform.  Please connect to Community Colleges for Democracy in the following avenues:

  • National Newsletter:  Click HERE to sign-up for the newsletter.

February 2019

Civic Action Planning

Below you can explore submitted Community College Civic Action Plans from Campus Compact’s 30th Anniversary Action Statement initiative. We are consistently updating the CAP Library as new plans are submitted.  For more information check out the Civic Action Planning webpage.

Bunker Hill Community College Civic Action Plan

Bunker Hill Community College Civic Ac...

The Civic Action Plan of Bunker Hill Community College reflects the next level of community engagement that the College aspires to. With approximately…

Davidson County Community College Civic Action Plan

Davidson County Community College Civi...

Davidson County Community College (DCCC) has been committed to the Davidson and Davie counties for over 50 years. The College’s commitment to our comm…

Gateway Technical College Civic Action Plan

Gateway Technical College Civic Action...

In March 2016, Campus Compact, a nationwide organization of colleges and universities dedicated to community and civic engagement, provided a challeng…

Iowa Western Community College Civic Action Plan

Iowa Western Community College Civic A...

Iowa Western Community College believes that community engagement contributes to a more meaningful education, which yields both academic and personal…

Jefferson College Civic Action Plan

Jefferson College Civic Action Plan

In support of our student-centered comprehensive Community College, we will infuse Civic Engagement into the Jefferson College culture and build a com…

Kapi’olani Community College Civic Action Plan

Kapi’olani Community College Civ...

‘A‘ohe hana nui ke alu ‘ia. No task is too big when done together by all.

Projects

We believe that community colleges are charged with preparing students to be informed, active, and mobilized citizens in their communities, states, and the world, in addition to preparing them for the workforce and careers. Campus Compact will support members in this work, providing programming specifically designed for community colleges, while offering valuable connections to national organizations and other campuses that are intentionally engaging in civic work to benefit students.