The Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic (CCMA) is a non-profit membership association of colleges and universities that are public, 2-year and 4-year. They advocate, support, and encourage institutional participation in academic and co-curricular based on public service and civic engagement programs to universities and colleges in Maryland, Washington D.C., and Delaware. Here are some news and updates from the CCMA:
Next, CCMA is searching for two new VISTA leaders! These two leaders will serve as a resource for their VISTA cohort of 30 members, build capacity for their organization, and support VISTA alumni outreach. If you have participated in national service for at least a year and are interested, apply now at: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=71785&fromSearch=true
Also, CCMA is officially welcoming Delaware into their network. So, join them for a CCMA Launch in the University of Delaware on Wednesday, April 18. 2018, where discussions about Mobilizing Higher Education’s Ability to Elevate Community Life Through P-20 Partnerships will be held. There will be a panel of CCMA Presidents, followed by an Idea Exchange, CCMA Award, and a Launch Plenary speaker. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/campus-compact-mid-atlantic-launch-welcome-delaware-tickets-42333543769
In addition, there are some opportunities to earn grants for papers and proposals. The Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) is inviting departments from colleges and universities in the U.S. to apply for mini-grants. These grants will formalize helping students investigate disciplinary questions in their major through a civic lens. Applications are due by April 23rd, 2018. Click here for more information and to access the application: https://www.aacu.org/civic/mini-grants
Finally, nominations are now open for the CCMA 2017 Awards. Every year, the CCMA recognizes and awards those who have shown excellence in leadership of civic engagement and service-learning in order to promote a culture of engagement throughout the region. There are several awards opportunities, so click here to see their descriptions and to find out how to nominate an individual or a program: https://www.mdccc.org/events/pi/awards.html
So, these are some events and opportunities that the CCMA is offering, and if you are interested to find out more about these kinds of news and events, check out their full website: https://www.mdccc.org/index.html.