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Campus & Community Civic Health Initiative

May 8, 2012
NCoC is excited to announce a partnership with the American Democracy Project on the Campus & Community Civic Health Initiative. The initiative is a newly created effort to measure and improve campus and community civic health and will serve as a signature program of the 10th anniversary of the American Democracy Project (ADP). The American Democracy Project (ADP) is a multi–campus initiative focused on higher education's role in preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens for our democracy.

NCoC's civic health initiatives have increasingly become a central component of the national dialogue on civic life. We produce the national civic health assessment, “Civic Life in America”, on an annual basis in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service. We also partner with 25 communities nationwide to use this data to produce reports and initiatives that drive sustainable civic strategies. NCoC and ADP have now teamed up on this initiative to better understand the state of civic life on our campuses and in their communities nationwide, and to support institutions of higher education in developing action plans that advance civic health.

The American Democracy Project (ADP) seeks 20 institutions to join in this two–year initiative designed to identify and develop campus and community civic health assessments and tools, as well as action plans that respond to the findings. The initiative will launch with an inaugural Campus & Community Civic Health Initiative Summit – a pre–conference workshop – at the American Democracy Project national meeting on June 7, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas. Participation in the initiative is open to any AASCU–member institution, with preference given to current ADP members. This initiative is also open to our community college colleagues who are members of ADP's sister organization, The Democracy Commitment (TDC).

More information is available here!

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