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Civic Agency Workshops

  • 2018-12-04
  • Civic Agency Workshops

    This curated series of experiential workshops supports the development of civic agency through strategies and skills related to “self,” “us,” and “now…

    Communicating Effectively about Community Engagement in Higher Education

  • 2018-12-04
  • Communicating Effectively about Commun...

    This toolkit provides guidance for a community engagement professionals, campus communications professionals, campus administrators, and others involv…

    April Resource Roundup

  • 2019-04-16
  • April Resource Roundup

    We often share new books and articles each month. This month, we’re also featuring books and articles that our staff and community of practice groups…

    March Resource Roundup

  • 2019-02-28
  • March Resource Roundup

    Short Reads Compact Nation Podcast: Season 3 Episode 11: Community Engagement Pros Compact Nation Podcast: Season 3 Episode 12: For Us, By Us MLK Work…

    Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebrated Across the State

  • 2019-01-30
  • Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Ce...

    Minnesota Campus Compact members organized a variety of thoughtful programming during the week of January 20, 2019, celebrating the legacy of Dr. King…

    February Resource Roundup

  • 2019-01-29
  • February Resource Roundup

    “By Any Other Name” by: Colleen Flaherty “Change Happens When We Come Together” by: Atticus Rice, Newman Civic Fellow The Community Engagement Profess…

    Announcing the Engaged Scholars Initiative

  • 2019-01-28
  • Announcing the Engaged Scholars Initia...

    Campus Compact of the Midwest has announced the Engaged Scholars Initiative (ESI). The initiative will select and support a small cohort of engaged sc…

    January Resource Roundup

  • 2018-12-21
  • January Resource Roundup

    January Resource Roundup: AASHE Campus Sustainability Hub: Coordination & Planning, Compact Nation Podcast: Season 3, Episode 8: Students Making C…

    December Resource Roundup

  • 2018-11-27
  • December Resource Roundup

    December Resource Roundup: Compact Nation Podcast: Season 3 Episode 5: Let’s Talk Faculty, Critical Intersections In Contemporary Curriculum Pedagogy,…

    November Resource Roundup

  • 2018-10-29
  • November Resource Roundup

    Assessing Service-Learning and Civic Engagement: Principles and Techniques  by Sherill B. Gelmon, Barbara A. Holland, and Amy Spring Campus Compact Na…

    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.

    Homelessness in Minnesota

  • 2019-03-20
  • Homelessness in Minnesota

    Did you know that on any given night, about 15,000 people experience homelessness in Minnesota? Read on to learn more and how the College Health Corps…

    Substance Use Research Beyond Classroom Walls

  • 2019-02-22
  • Substance Use Research Beyond Classroo...

    “Behind every naloxone kit dispensed is a human life potentially saved, a second chance, and countless friends and family members who get to help thei…

    Anoka Ramsey Community College: The Start of the Campus Cupboard

  • 2018-11-16
  • Anoka Ramsey Community College: The St...

    Megan Schlecht served with the 2017-18 College Health Corps Cohort at Anoka Ramsey Community College. She worked to help address needs of low-resource…

    The 2017 Minnesota Statewide Health Assessment and the College Health Corps VISTAs

  • 2018-01-16
  • The 2017 Minnesota Statewide Health As...

    A look at the 2017 Minnesota Statewide Health Assessment and how the College Health Corps VISTAs are working to combat the persistent challenges point…

    Housing Fair Success

  • 2017-12-05
  • Housing Fair Success

    Katelyn Reid serves at MCTC in their Student Support Center and was successful in one of her very first projects: putting on a housing fair for the st…

    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…

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    Homelessness in Minnesota

  • 2019-03-20
  • Homelessness in Minnesota

    Did you know that on any given night, about 15,000 people experience homelessness in Minnesota? Read on to learn more and how the College Health Corps…

    Substance Use Research Beyond Classroom Walls

  • 2019-02-22
  • Substance Use Research Beyond Classroo...

    “Behind every naloxone kit dispensed is a human life potentially saved, a second chance, and countless friends and family members who get to help thei…

    Anoka Ramsey Community College: The Start of the Campus Cupboard

  • 2018-11-16
  • Anoka Ramsey Community College: The St...

    Megan Schlecht served with the 2017-18 College Health Corps Cohort at Anoka Ramsey Community College. She worked to help address needs of low-resource…

    The 2017 Minnesota Statewide Health Assessment and the College Health Corps VISTAs

  • 2018-01-16
  • The 2017 Minnesota Statewide Health As...

    A look at the 2017 Minnesota Statewide Health Assessment and how the College Health Corps VISTAs are working to combat the persistent challenges point…

    Housing Fair Success

  • 2017-12-05
  • Housing Fair Success

    Katelyn Reid serves at MCTC in their Student Support Center and was successful in one of her very first projects: putting on a housing fair for the st…

    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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