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Announcing the Service Year + Higher Ed Challenge ($100,000 in prizes; applications due March 11th)

From our friends at The Service Year Alliance (an initiative of Be The Change and The Aspen Institute):

The Service Year Alliance, the Lumina Foundation, the Corporation for National and Community Service, and Campus Compact, announced the second year of the Service Year + Higher Ed Challenge on January 13th. The effort challenges higher education institutions to create innovative new service year opportunities connected to academic credit for their students. All post-secondary education institutions are welcome to apply by March 11th and compete for $100,000 in prizes.

The top three finalists in each category (public universities, private universities and community colleges) will receive a stipend to travel to the Aspen Institute’s headquarters in Washington, DC, on April 12th to pitch their ideas in-person to a distinguished panel of judges, higher education and national service experts and potential donors.

Generous support from the Lumina Foundation has made the prize possible. For more information, including how to apply, please visit SYchallenge.org. Three Q&A conference calls will also be held on January 28th, February 16th and March 1st. To participate, please register here.

#ADPFF 9.27.2013

By Stephanie South, Program Associate, AASCU

Hello and happy #ADPFF, ADP peeps!

We didn’t post last week (sigh…) because ADP National Manager Jen Domagal-Goldman and I were at the 2013 National Conference on Citizenship at the United States Institute of Peace.

United States Institute of Peace

We were here: the United States Institute of Peace

So, this Friday, we are bringing you a couple pics and some of our favorite/thought-provoking tweets from the event. For more on what went down, discover #NCoC on Twitter.

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ADP National Manager Jen Domagal-Goldman speaking about ADP at the 2013 NCoC

Some of the tweets/conversation-starters we favorited:

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The flag at half-mast outside of the State Department as a show of respect for the victims of Navy Yard; NCoC also opened both days of the event with a moment of silence

 

Partner Spotlight: NCoC’s new Issue Brief “Civic Health & Unemployment II: The Case Builds”

Better Civic Health means Lower Unemployment

Civic Health and Unemployment II: The Case Builds is the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC)’s latest issue brief. This 2012 Issue Brief explores the relationship between civic engagement and economic resilience. It finds that the density and type of nonprofit organizations in a community, as well as its social cohesion (the level at which citizens trust, talk to and help neighbors and socialize with family and friends), are important predictors of that community’s ability to withstand unemployment in a recession.

“Civic Health and Unemployment II: The Case Builds” is released by NCoC in partnership with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation with research by CIRCLE (the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement), Civic Enterprises, and Saguaro Seminar.

This brief is a continuation of research that began in 2011 with a brief called “Civic Health and Unemployment: Can Engagement Strengthen the Economy?” That brief found that five measures of civic engagement – attending meetings, helping neighbors, registering to vote, volunteering and voting – appear to help protect against unemployment and contribute to overall economic resilience. See the related 2011 brief.
The research will be presented this week in Philadelphia during the National Conference on Citizenship’s 67th annual conference, which brings together civic leaders, educators, CEOs and government representatives to address issues related to our nation’s civic health.

Viewers can watch the conference, including the announcement of the winners via livestream from 1-5:30 p.m. ET on Friday, Sept. 14th. There will be a panel exploring the link between civic engagement and employment at 1:45 p.m ET.

To join the conversation on Twitter, follow @NCoC and @CivicData and the hashtag #NCoC, or on its Facebook page. The conference will include questions from Twitter followers as part of the conference.

Authors: Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg (CIRCLE), Chaeyoon Lim (University of Wisconsin) and Peter Levine (CIRCLE).

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