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Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges: Building Civil Society Through Civic Learning and Intercultural Discourse

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Partner Spotlight: NCoC’s 2015 Conference in DC October 9th

NCoC 2015The 2015 Annual Conference on Citizenship will be held on October 9 in Washington, DC. The theme for this year’s Conference is “Civic Innovations in Action.”

In this in-depth, strategy-building event, our community of civic thinkers and leaders will inspire each other by sharing civic innovations that empower action and strengthen our country.

Senator John McCain and Walter Isaacson, President and CEO of the Aspen Institute will keynote the conference. Other featured experts include: Michaela Pereira, news anchor for CNN’s “New Day;” Jake Brewer, senior technology advisor at the White HouseMarnie Webb, CEO of Caravan Studios; Adam Conner, Vice President of Politics for Brigade; Perla Ni, entrepreneur; Mandi McReynolds, Director, Community Engagement and Service–Learning at Drake UniversityJay Mangone, Director for the Franklin ProjectAmy Baker, Managing Director of ServiceNation; Matthew H. Roy, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Civic Engagement, UMass Dartmouth. 

NCoC is excited to feature the Service Year Exchange (SYx) and Campaign at this year’s conference. Service Year is a multifaceted effort to promote national service as means to greater civic participation. Additionally, the conference will focus on the state of America’s civic health and civic education.

Thanks to the generous support from KPMG, LLP and Michael Weiser & Julie Greiner-Weiser limited registration scholarships are being provided to students who wish to attend the Conference.

Conference Registration Provides:
-Access to 1 full day of programming and networking including focused, in-depth breakout sessions, panel discussions, and high-level speakers
-Breakfast, lunch, and coffee and tea service

Lodging Information:
Until September 3, NCoC has reserved a block of rooms at $299/night at the Mayflower Hotel. Follow this link, or call 877.212.5752 and ask for the National Conference on Citizenship room block.

Knight News Challenge on Data opens Sept. 8

knight foundation logoThe next Knight News Challenge will focus on answering this question: How might we make data work for individuals and communities? Winners will receive a share of $3 million in funding to develop their projects.

Open to anyone: journalists, startups, civic hackers, and academics, media organizations, businesses, nonprofits, government and individuals. Anyone can also offer feedback on submitted ideas.

Learn more at NewsChallenge.org

Applications open Sept. 8, 9am ET and close Sept. 30

Live events and virtual office hours will be held throughout September to answer questions about this Challenge. (Event list)

On Twitter, follow #NewsChallenge and @KnightFdn. Sign up for News Challenge e-mail updates.

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