Past Events 2010-2011

Summer Institute of Civic Studies
July 11-23, 2011
The third annual Summer Institute of Civic Studies will run from July 11-23, 2011. This intensive, two-week interdisciplinary seminar brings together advanced graduate students, faculty and practitioners from diverse fields of study for challenging discussions about the role of civics in society.
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The Future of Community Engagement in Higher Education – 2nd Annual Summer Research Institute
June 24-26, 2011
Boston, MA
Visit here for more information or to register.

National Conference on Volunteering and Service
Convened by Points of Light Institute and the Corporation for National and Community Service, the annual event provides attendees with an opportunity to learn, connect and be inspired through a wide range of exciting and informative plenary sessions, workshops, special events, service projects, exhibits, specialized corporate tracks and more.
June 6-8, 2011
New Orleans
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True Hero Award
The TRUE HERO™ organization will award money for community service project expenses to qualified high school, colleges and community organizations. The awards will be granted to those student community service projects receiving the most eligible votes from the general public during the current school year (July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011). In order to be eligible to win, the student community service project must involve at least three volunteers younger than 23 years old.
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American Democracy Project Conference: Beyond Voting: Active Citizenship in the New Era
June 2 – 4 2011
Orlando, Florida
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Faculty Institute Making it Count: Strategies for Rewarding Engaged Scholarship in Promotion and Tenure
May 23, 2011

University of Connecticut, Hartford Campus
Registration and agenda available soon.
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The Frank Newman Leadership Award
The Frank Newman Leadership Award provides financial support and mentorship to assist students achieve their civic and academic goals. Two $5,000 awards are available to undergraduate students at Campus Compact member colleges and universities.
Nominations are due by April 18, 2011.
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$5,000 Jenzabar Foundation Student Leadership Awards
Five awards will recognize student groups who have made a difference in the world through service and philanthropic activities during the current or 2009-2010 academic years. Both domestic and international activities will be recognized.
Applications Due: April 15
To learn more or apply, click here.

Massachusetts Campus Compact Gala and Awards Dinner
University of Massachusetts Boston
On April 12, 2011, we will gather for a day of issue-based institutes, a cocktail reception showcasing exemplary programs and an awards dinner celebrating the service and leadership of MACC member institutions, their faculty, staff, students and community partners.

To learn more about the day’s events, please visit:


MACC Presidents’ Service Awards Winners and Finalists Announced
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New England Campus Compact Webinar Series
The state Campus Compacts of New England have designed a series of webinars to provide low-cost, travel-free professional development opportunities. Learn from experts on civic and community engagement. The topics will vary throughout the year to offer each campus several opportunities to engage different administrators, faulty, staff, students and partners.
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College Access and Success Webinar 
December 2, 2010 – 1:00-2:00
National Campus Compact recently released a new white paper about the potential for community/campus civic engagement to enhance student access to and success in college. During this webinar, two of the authors will summarize their findings in A Promising Connection: Increasing College Access and Success through Civic Engagement.
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Network Gathering about Assessment and Evaluation
December 2, 2010 – 9:30-12:00
University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester
This gathering provides an opportunity for community service and service learning staff and faculty to deepen relationships with colleagues, forge new connections, explore what is happening nationally and talk deeply about the past, present and future of our work.
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Academic Leadership Institute for Chief Academic Officers, Deans and Faculty Teams
Monday, November 22 
Discuss the challenges and opportunities of integrating service-learning, community-based research, and engaged scholarship into academic affairs. You can find more details here.
To register click here.

Infusing Civic Engagement into Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Courses and Programs
Saturday, November 13 
Hosted by Brandeis University and co-sponsored by MACC, this institute will focus on the SENCER approach to infusing civic engagement into STEM work. Visit our blog for more information.

Tenth International Research Conference on Service-learning and Community Engagement
International Perspectives: Crossing Boundaries through Research

*Early bird registration ends August 20th
Indianapolis, IN
October 28-30, 2010
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Diversity Student Summit
The Diversity Student Summit is a one-day event for current and emerging student leaders, cultivating practical, effective and compassionate ways to be more diversity competent in an ever-changing world.
October 23, 2010
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Campus Compact Leadership Summit 2010
Maximizing ‘d’emocratic Partnerships for Student and Economic Success
October 12 & 13, 2010

On October 12 & 13, 2010 at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Campus Compact will convene an important gathering of its member college and university presidents.
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Fall Alternative Break Student Training
October 9-11, 2010
Each year MACC sponsors Fall Alternative Break (FAB) over Columbus Day weekend (October 8-11). FAB has a “Train the Trainers” model– the purpose of the weekend is to train students how to run a successful alternative break on their campuses. Student from any MACC member schools are eligible to participate. If you need help connecting with your campus contact, or would like more information, please email Tasia Cerezo or call 617-627-3202.
October 9-11, 2010 in Lynn, Massachusetts
Download: Flyer  |  Registration form

New England Campus Compact Student Leadership Conference
Join us for a unique student gathering that will take advantage of the broad network represented by the New England Campus Compacts. The conference will provide the opportunity for students across New England to learn from experts in the field and each other in order to be more effective campus/community leaders and develop concrete skills they can apply to their community work.
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
October 1-2, 2010

2010 Student Leadership Conference
Best in Class: Building Skills, Changing Communities

Sponsored by the New England Campus Compacts, the Jenzabar Foundation, and the Massachusetts Service Alliance

October 1-2, 2010
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Potential topics include: Language as a Tool for Change, Contemplative Practice- Meditation and Spirituality in Service Learning, Meeting Facilitation, Self Care, Grant Writing, Community Tours, Leadership Styles

Mini-Grant Competition:
Any student who attends the conference will be able to apply for a $250 mini-grant to support a community partnership and project. Six grants will be awarded. Applications will be due after the conference and funds will be awarded in November 2010.

4th Annual Global Youth Social Entrepreneur Competition
Ashoka and Staples, partnered together, have launched the 4th annual competition recognizing outstanding entrepreneurial work from youths that makes a positive impact on their community. Grants of up to $5,000 will be given to young people between the ages of 12 and 24.

The deadline for submission is: September 20, 2010.
For more information, contact Amy Smitter at