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December Community Engagement Resources

  • 2017-11-07
  • December Community Engagement Resource...

    The Republic is (Still) at Risk — and Civics is Part of the Solution by CIRCLE Director Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg and former CIRCLE Director Peter Levine…

    October Community Engagement Resources

  • 2017-09-04
  • October Community Engagement Resources

    How Higher Ed Can Restore Public Trust by Anthony P. Monaco, E. Gordon Gee and Eduardo Padrón Discusses how a year of service can improve and enrich s…

    September Community Engagement Resources

  • 2017-08-15
  • September Community Engagement Resourc...

    “Neighbourhood Emplaced Centers: A Trend Within American Urban Community-University Engagement” by Lina Dostilio Cites the work of the University of M…

    August Community Engagement Resources

  • 2017-07-26
  • August Community Engagement Resources

    August Community Engagement Resources – Articles, books, journals, and other resources and materials

    July Community Engagement Resources

  • 2017-06-29
  • July Community Engagement Resources

    Deliberative Pedagogy: Teaching and Learning for Democratic Engagement by Timothy J Shaffer, Nicholas V. Longo, Idit Manosevitch, and Maxine S. Thomas

    June Update – New Community Engagement Resources

  • 2017-05-29
  • June Update – New Community Enga...

    Articles, Books, and Journals “Colleges Should Put Their Money Where Their Ideals Are” by Sandra Goldmark

    May Update – New Community Engagement Resources

  • 2017-04-28
  • May Update – New Community Engagemen...

    The Community Engagement Professional in Higher Education edited by Lina D. Dostilio

    April Update – New Community Engagement Resources

  • 2017-03-31
  • April Update – New Community Engagem...

    Compact Nation Podcast Episode 7 featuring Tania D. Mitchell, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities faculty

    March Update – New Community Engagement Resources

  • 2017-02-28
  • March Update – New Community Engagem...

    “The Fix We’re In: What Americans Have to Say About Opportunity, Inequality and the System They Feel Is Failing Them” – from Public Agenda, suggests w…

    Campus Compact brings you our newest way to stay connected to higher education community engagement. Tune in for bi-monthly conversations with leading community engagement professionals, book and literature reviews,  and discussions of important topics in the field.

    Find episodes on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts! Share your ideas and suggestions with us on social media at #CompactNationPod.

    The Power of Partnerships

  • 2017-11-13
  • The Power of Partnerships

    Read about a College Health Corps VISTA in Northfield, MN using partnerships to create change and capacity within the Northfield Union of Youth

    Volunteer Recruitment from a VISTA Perspective

  • 2017-10-12
  • Volunteer Recruitment from a VISTA Per...

    Elena Montanye is a VISTA serving at People’s Center Health Services where she has had great success recruiting volunteers to new roles in the clinic.

    Three Years of VISTA Work Becomes an Ongoing, Sustainable Program

  • 2017-09-18
  • Three Years of VISTA Work Becomes an O...

    A previous VISTA project continues as a successful program with a highlight story in the local news.

    Partnerships Increase MCTC Students’ Access to Housing

  • 2017-04-14
  • Partnerships Increase MCTC Students...

    Yasir Hassan serves at Minneapolis Community and Technical College addressing three needs of non-academic support for students at MCTC: healthcare, fo…

    Building Meaningful Classroom Connections

  • 2017-01-09
  • Building Meaningful Classroom Connecti...

    “Not only did partnering with Brightside give us an opportunity to have real time discussions about what challenges organizations face, it allowed us…

    Three Years of Dedicated Work

  • 2016-11-28
  • Three Years of Dedicated Work

    As a VISTA with the Youth Violence Prevention (YVP) team for the Minneapolis Health Department (MHD), I get to do all sorts of things but my favorite…

    Increased Access to Local Produce in Southwest Minnesota

  • 2016-10-24
  • Increased Access to Local Produce in S...

    While the farmers market season may be coming to a close, for one VISTA project it is only the beginning of something new; increased access to produce…

    And the Work Continues for CHC VISTA Alum

  • 2016-09-06
  • And the Work Continues for CHC VISTA A...

    Michaela Read was the 2015-16 VISTA for CARE Clinic in Red Wing, Minnesota.Read’s responsibility as the VISTA at CARE was to build capacity through fu…

    Innovation in Oral Health Generated by CHC VISTA Alum

  • 2016-08-01
  • Innovation in Oral Health Generated by...

    Maren Iverson served as the 2015-2016 VISTA at Community Dental Care in St. Paul, Minnesota. Within the last few months of service, Iverson helped lau…

    5 Questions for Ashley Strusz

  • 2016-06-09
  • 5 Questions for Ashley Strusz

    Ashley Strusz is the VISTA leader for the 2016-17 College Health Corps. She has a B.S. in Public Health from St. Catherine University and served as an…

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    The Power of Partnerships

  • 2017-11-13
  • The Power of Partnerships

    Read about a College Health Corps VISTA in Northfield, MN using partnerships to create change and capacity within the Northfield Union of Youth

    Volunteer Recruitment from a VISTA Perspective

  • 2017-10-12
  • Volunteer Recruitment from a VISTA Per...

    Elena Montanye is a VISTA serving at People’s Center Health Services where she has had great success recruiting volunteers to new roles in the clinic.

    Three Years of VISTA Work Becomes an Ongoing, Sustainable Program

  • 2017-09-18
  • Three Years of VISTA Work Becomes an O...

    A previous VISTA project continues as a successful program with a highlight story in the local news.

    Partnerships Increase MCTC Students’ Access to Housing

  • 2017-04-14
  • Partnerships Increase MCTC Students...

    Yasir Hassan serves at Minneapolis Community and Technical College addressing three needs of non-academic support for students at MCTC: healthcare, fo…

    Building Meaningful Classroom Connections

  • 2017-01-09
  • Building Meaningful Classroom Connecti...

    “Not only did partnering with Brightside give us an opportunity to have real time discussions about what challenges organizations face, it allowed us…

    Three Years of Dedicated Work

  • 2016-11-28
  • Three Years of Dedicated Work

    As a VISTA with the Youth Violence Prevention (YVP) team for the Minneapolis Health Department (MHD), I get to do all sorts of things but my favorite…

    Increased Access to Local Produce in Southwest Minnesota

  • 2016-10-24
  • Increased Access to Local Produce in S...

    While the farmers market season may be coming to a close, for one VISTA project it is only the beginning of something new; increased access to produce…

    And the Work Continues for CHC VISTA Alum

  • 2016-09-06
  • And the Work Continues for CHC VISTA A...

    Michaela Read was the 2015-16 VISTA for CARE Clinic in Red Wing, Minnesota.Read’s responsibility as the VISTA at CARE was to build capacity through fu…

    Innovation in Oral Health Generated by CHC VISTA Alum

  • 2016-08-01
  • Innovation in Oral Health Generated by...

    Maren Iverson served as the 2015-2016 VISTA at Community Dental Care in St. Paul, Minnesota. Within the last few months of service, Iverson helped lau…

    5 Questions for Ashley Strusz

  • 2016-06-09
  • 5 Questions for Ashley Strusz

    Ashley Strusz is the VISTA leader for the 2016-17 College Health Corps. She has a B.S. in Public Health from St. Catherine University and served as an…

    AmeriCorps VISTA and Host Site Collaboration: Stronger Together

  • 2016-05-23
  • AmeriCorps VISTA and Host Site Collabo...

    Paola Schnabel is a 2015-2016 CHC VISTA member serving with Winona State University Health and Wellness Services, Live Well Winona, and Project Focus…

    AmeriCorps VISTA and Organizational Development: Promoting Healthy Lifestyles in Marshall

  • 2016-05-23
  • AmeriCorps VISTA and Organizational De...

    Kelsey Stern serves with Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) and the Marshall Area YMCA in Marshall, Minnesota. This is her second year in the…

    VISTA Streamlines Volunteers through Virtual Clinic Orientation

  • 2016-05-17
  • VISTA Streamlines Volunteers through V...

    Samira Quasem served as a 2015-16 CHC VISTA member with the Metropolitan State University dental clinic. One of her main projects during her service y…

    AmeriCorps VISTA: Community Voices for Community Change

  • 2016-04-22
  • AmeriCorps VISTA: Community Voices for...

    Yasmin Abdulaya is a member of the 2015-16 College Health Corps serving with the Cedar-Riverside Health Commons and Augsburg Campus Kitchen in Minneap…

    The Power of a New Perspective: Building Clinic Capacity Through Grant Writing

  • 2016-04-22
  • The Power of a New Perspective: Buildi...

    Michaela Read is a member of the 2015-16 cohort serving with the CARE Clinic in Red Wing. Despite having little to no experience in grant writing prio…

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