New York Campus Compact is an association of college and university presidents and their campuses committed to promoting active citizenship as an aim of higher education. We encourage member institutions and prospective members to utilize the resources available on this site for college and university presidents, community service and service learning coordinators, faculty and students.
MLK DAy of Service mini grants
Thanks to a CNCS funded grant, Campus Compact members are invited to apply for mini-grants ranging from $500-$2,000 to support 2016 MLK Day of Service activities. The two focus areas for the mini-grants are food security and Veteran's services. New York Campus Compact is working with Iowa Campus Compact to manage the mini-grant process for the Eastern Region.
Applications are due by October 30, 2015
Learn more and submit an application here
The purpose of the MLK Day Community Partnership Project is to mobilize college students, community members, and community organizations to observe MLK Day not as "day off" but a "day on". The project will provide mini grants to colleges around the nation for service projects that leverage volunteers to organizations that work to mitigate food insecurity, such as collecting donations for food banks, helping establish community gardens, or packaging meals for donation, among others.
The MLK Day Community Partnership Project will support veterans by allocating mini grants to colleges around the nation for MLK Day of Service projects that connect veterans with community or campus services, or support community organizations that serve veterans. Campus services may include outreach on educational benefits, internships or fellowships, or other education-focused services the campus may provide.
MLK Day of Service Technical Assistance Webinar
Iowa Campus Compact will host a technical assistance webinar on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. Individuals and organizations interested in apply for a mini-grant are strongly encouraged to register and attend the webinar. The webinar will be recorded and made available on the program website shortly after.
Register for the Wednesday, October 21, 2015 webinar, here
President of University at Albany Named to National Campus Compact Board
Robert Jones, University at Albany president, has been named to the board of Campus Compact, a coalition of presidents focused on the civic purposes of higher education.
More than 1,100 college and university presidents are involved with the nonprofit Campus Contact that works to deepen higher education's ability to improve community life and educate student on civic responsibility.
Jones has made improving community engagement one of his top four priorities since he joined UAlbany in 2013. The school enrolls more than 17,000 students and is the largest public university in the region.
Jones' other priorities include the expansion of academic programs, recruiting more out-of-state and international students and and increase the university's financial resources.
He will serve a three-year term on the Campus Compact board.
2015 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the
Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty
Sponsored by the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) and the Center for Engaged Democracy (CED) at Merrimack College
The annual Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty recognizes a faculty member who is pre-tenure at tenure-granting campuses or early career (i.e., within the first six years) at campuses with long-term contracts and who connects his or her teaching, research, and service to community engagement. (Click here to view instruction for submitting nominations).