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August 2018

Democracy Shark Tank

August 8 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Register Here by 8.3.18 Minnesota Campus Compact is partnering with LeadMN to bring together local and national experts to share best practices in how we can help students have their voice heard in the 2018 election. If you would like to register a team but do not have a full team assembled, please complete the registration form with your information and contact Outreach Coordinator Raisa Elhadi at relhadi@leadmn.org when your full team is assembled. Each team must have at least one student and one faculty member.  Democracy Shark Tank We are inviting higher education institutions from across Minnesota to organize teams of faculty, student life staff, campus administrators and students to participate in our Democracy Shark Tank. This interactive competition will allow participants to put the skills learned earlier in the day into action. The campus teams will develop ideas and plans to support student voter engagement in the 2018 election. Then they pitch those ideas to a panel of “Sharks” that…

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Reading Partners Webinar

August 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Register Here Are your students seeking an accessible, structured school-based engagement opportunity? Are you concerned about ensuring students' involvement has real, positive impact? Join Brooke Rivers, a Minnesota Campus Compact VISTA alum, for an informal conversation to learn about her work with Reading Partners, a literacy nonprofit, and to explore ways to potentially work together and demonstrate impact through this model. Reading Partners tutors work within a structured literacy curriculum under the support and coaching of on-site Reading Partners staff in 13 Twin Cities schools. This conversation will take place via Zoom and is open to Minnesota Campus Compact members and affiliates. With questions, please contact Sinda Nichols at sinda@mncampuscompact.org or 612-436-280.

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ALL IN Challenge Webinar

August 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

August 28, 2018, 2 - 3 p.m. REGISTER HERE The ALL IN Challenge is a national, nonpartisan initiative that supports and recognizes colleges and universities working to improve civic learning, political engagement, and voter participation rates. The Challenge encourages institutions to help students to form the habits of active and informed citizenship and institutionalize democratic engagement activities and programs - making them a defining feature of campus life. In this webinar, specifically for Minnesota Campus Compact campuses, Catherine Fish, associate director of the ALL IN Challenge, will be joined by David Woodard of Concordia University, St. Paul, a Minnesota campus coordinator of the ALL IN Challenge. They will share the mission of the Challenge, why your campus might want to participate, and how to join. With questions, contact Sinda at sinda@mncampuscompact.org.

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