AmeriCorps VISTA Highlight: Ashley Vaughan

Returning AmeriCorps VISTA Ashley Vaughan and her colleagues at the Center for Civic Engagement at WSU Pullman will give a presentation at the 2017 Continums of Service titled, “The Palouse Fresh Food Project: Impacting Food Insecurity in Whitman County”. Ashley will discuss what food security looks like in the Palouse and how her project led the way for campus-community food recovery efforts.

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Session 3 | Check out the sessions featured at this years Annual Membership and Network Meeting!

Institutional Level: Focus on mission, culture, structures

Facilitators: 

Sheila Edwards Lange, President, Seattle Central College

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rhosetta Rhodes, Vice President of Student Life & Dean of Students, Whitworth University

 

 

 

 

 

 

Description:   What does the integration of diversity, inclusion, equity, and community engagement look like at the institutional level? How do institutions become more permeable and support faculty, students, staff to engage with communities on and off campus? How is diversity/inclusion/community engagement infused through external communication, recruitment, alumni engagement, donor engagement? How is diversity/inclusion/community engagement infused through promotion and tenure of faculty and staff?

For more information and to see the complete agenda, visit our website.

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Session 2 | Check out the sessions featured at this years Annual Membership and Network Meeting!

Partnership Level: Focus on partnership development

Facilitators:

Hannah Klaassen, Coordinator of Student and Community Engagement, Center for Community Action and Service-Learning, Gonzaga University

 

 

 

 

Chris Wheatley, Associate Director, Center for Community Action and Service-Learning, Gonzaga University

 

 

 

 

Description:   What are both individual and organizational practices for partnership? Do our practice and processes for partnership replicate inequity? What are liberating processes for partnership? What strategies and lens does the institution use to choose community organizations to partner with? How do faculty deepen their integration of critical S-L reflective practices in the partner choices?

For more information and to see the complete agenda, visit our website.

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Session 1 | Check out the sessions featured at this years Annual Membership and Network Meeting!

Inward Pedagogy: Focus on critical service-learning/community based learning and research

Facilitator: Ron Harris-White, Faculty Member and Director of Diversity, Antioch University

Description: This session will explore ideas and best practices for supporting students’ search for positionality, power and identity in the context of communities they engage with, and their development of agency to enact more justice-centered arrangements. What strategies can we use to ensure that our Service-Learning (S-L) is not reinforcing the “us-them” dichotomy? When do S-L methods and pedagogies create barriers for full participation of our students and equity in learning? How can we create authentic relationships with students that challenge them to think about their own identity as well as the communities they work with?

For more information and to see the complete agenda, visit our website.

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See what 1 of 4 Americans did last year

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Giving back to our community is something we can all agree on – and taking this action is a powerful way to bring together Americans from all walks of life to build stronger, more equitable communities. In that spirit, it is my honor to share the results of our Volunteering and Civic Life in America—a report that shows how Americans of all ages are working together to keep our nation strong.

  • 62.6 million Americans volunteered 7.8 billion hours last year (that means one in four Americans volunteered through an organization in the last year)
  • This service has an estimated economic value of $184 billion* 
  • 138 million Americans engaged in something we call “informal volunteering” such as watching each other’s children, house sitting, or helping seniors with shopping.

Civic  engagement is the cornerstone of a strong nation. In the past 14 years, Americans have volunteered a total of 113 billion hours, estimated to be worth $2.3 trillion.

Via Corporation for National & Community Service

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WACC Newsletter | October 2016

CLICK HERE FOR THE OCTOBER NEWSLETTER

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Registration Now Open! 2017 Continuums of Service Conference

Elevating Higher Education for the Public Good:
Commitment | Action | Impact

Registration is open for the 2017 Continuums of Service Conference! Excitement is building…can you feel it? Click below to register and check out the Travel & Logistics page on the COS website to plan your trip to Denver. As a reminder, a limited number of guest rooms are being held for COS participants at the hotel on the Auraria Campus. If you’re wanting to stay on site make sure you reserve your room ASAP. See you all in Denver in a few months!

April 6-8, 2017
Denver, CO

Register today!

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WSU Center for Civic Engagement honored by the Pullman Chamber of Commerce

On October 27, at the 99th Annual Pullman Chamber of Commerce Meeting and Banquet, the Chamber announced the recipients of their five annual community awards. The WSU Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) was named the 2016 recipient of the Civic Improvement Award, which is presented for outstanding contribution to improvement of the community and citizen relations. “We are honored that the Pullman Chamber selected the CCE for this award,” said Melanie Brown, CCE Director. “It is a tribute to the efforts of all who have contributed to strengthening community-campus relations through civic engagement.”

For over 20 years, the CCE has provided opportunities for WSU students, faculty, campus departments, and community partners to share knowledge, skills, and resources for the benefit of student learning and the wellbeing of the community. In recent years, the CCE has facilitated the annual engagement of over 9000 students with more than 150 Palouse-based community organizations through community service, advocacy, and capacity building.

Read more…

Via Washington State University

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Register Now! 2016 Annual Membership & Network Meeting

 

Advancing Equity and Inclusion at the Core of Community Engagement

 

Goals:

• To promote rich dialogue that encourages participants to share ideas and opportunities around advancing equity and inclusion via community engagement practices.

• To facilitate Campus-based teams who will explore their own institution’s student, faculty, and partner engagement plans and develop strategies that support and advance equity and inclusion.

• To network with others from across the state to develop the means and methods to collaborate and coordinate with one another.

• To highlight innovative programs and practices that advance equity and inclusion at the center of community engagement.

Questions? Contact Linnea Broker at linnea.broker@wwu.edu or 360-650-7554

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2017 COS | Call for Proposal Deadline Extended: October 14, 2016

2017 Continuums of Service Conference
Denver, CO  |  April 6-8, 2017

Campus Compact|Western Region is now accepting proposals for 2017 Continuums of Service conference workshops and the 2017 Western Region Engagement Awards. All proposals and awards nominations can be submitted through the conference website. Conference proposals may be submitted by any national or affiliate member of Campus Compact from across the network.

Western Region Awards Deadline Extended: October 31, 2016 
Submissions for Western Region Engagement Awards are being accepted from any national or affiliate Campus Compact member institution in the Western Region (AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) for the categories of:

  • Engaged Campus
  • Engaged Presidential Leadership
  • Engaged Student Leadership
  • Engaged Scholarship
  • Engaged Professional

The guidelines and requirements for submission in each category can be found by clicking on the SUBMIT button on the conference website.

Learn more about the conference title, theme statement, and submission requirements by clicking here (PDF).

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