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The 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 House; Marnie 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 University; Jay Mangone, Director for the Franklin Project; Amy 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
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.
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
Mini-Grant Request Deadline: September 30, 2015
Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
A collaboration between the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities, Campus Compact, Education Commission of the States, and Generation Citizen as they launch the Urban and Regional Partnerships for Civic Learning and Student Success Partnership Initiative.
More About the Initiative
The initiative is grounded in the understanding that civic learning is both intrinsically important and is a powerful way to deepen students’ engagement in their own education, thereby promoting their overall success. The initiative is a team-based approach designed to support local education partnerships through an Action Summit, taking place on November 18th in Baltimore, and complementary learning communities.
Apply for Mini-Grants
To enable participation in the Summit by broad-based urban and regional teams, the consortium is making available small grants to cover participants’ travel and lodging expenses. While the applicants for these grants will be institutions of higher education, funds will be used to cover the expenses of all participants, particularly those who cannot access institutional or organizational funds for this purpose.
Mini-grant applications are due by September 30, 2015 and must contain the following information:
- Project Lead at applicant institution
- Team members and rationales for participation
- Motivation for participation
- Letters of commitment from CEOs
Learn more about submitting a mini-grant here.
The 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)
Given the busy lifestyle of college students, it can be hard to stay informed about election coverage. We’ve created a list of suggested smartphone apps as a part of our ADP/TDC Electoral Engagement Resources for students to stay up-to-date about the 2015 and 2016 elections.
The suggested apps cover a variety of information important for engaging students. The apps are broken down into the following categories:
- News Updates
- Voting Information and Protection
- Incumbent Records
- Candidates and the Issues
- Campaign Finance and Fact Checking
- Public Opinion Information
Participating campuses are encouraged to advertise these election apps, making it easier for students to stay engaged on-the-go.