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									                 Compact Current
College and University Presidents Issue                                                      Service Awards
        Rhode Island Challenge
                                                                                       Howard R. Swearer Student Humanitarian Award
  Eight Institutions to Match AmeriCorps Educational Stipends                          Campus Compact’s Student Humanitarian Award
                                                                                       honors five students annually for their outstanding


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        t a press conference and White      joined by several Rhode Island college     public service. Each Compact member president
        House event commemorating           and university presidents.                 may nominate one student, and the award money
        the first anniversary of the             The college and university presi-     supports programs designed or chosen by the recipi-
launch of AmeriCorps on September           dents met with President Clinton           ents. For further information contact Melissa Smith
12, Rhode Island's college and univer-      later that day to show support for         at Campus Compact, Box 1975, Brown University,
sity presidents announced that they will    AmeriCorps. The national service           Providence, RI 02912 or call (401) 863-2842.
match the $4, 725 educational stipends      program has engaged about 20,000           Deadline: December 15          Award: $1, 500
granted to AmeriCorps participants at       citizens in 350 programs in over 1,000
their institutions. Participating schools   communities over the past year.            Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service Learning
include Campus Compact members              Rhode Island has received just over
Brown University, Community College         $2 million in federal funding and at       Campus Compact’s Faculty Award recognizes one
of Rhode Island, Johnson and Wales          least that much in private contribu-       faculty member annually for his or her efforts to
University, Providence College, Rhode       tions. The state’s AmeriCorps ef-          integrate service into the curriculum and institution-
Island School of Design and the Univer-     forts are education-oriented, provid-      alize service learning at his or her college or univer-
sity of Rhode Island.                       ing counseling, tutoring, violence         sity. Member presidents may each nominate one
     Lawrence K. Fish, chairman and         prevention and English as a second         faculty member for the award. For more informa-
CEO of Citizens Financial Group (RI)        language programs.                         tion contact Sandra Enos at Campus Compact, Box
issued the Rhode Island AmeriCorps               Brown University President and        1975, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912 or
Challenge to Higher Education. He           Campus Compact Executive Commit-           call (401) 863-1119.
stated, “I am happy to announce that        tee Vice-Chair Vartan Gregorian re-        Deadline: December 15            Award: $2, 000
Rhode Island will step up to the plate      marked, “Programs that encourage
and assume more responsibility for          public and community service may              Samuel Huntington Public Service Award
those who serve. All twelve institu-        be our nation’s strongest antidote to
tions of higher education in Rhode          a recent trend toward public disen-        The Samuel Huntington Award allows graduating
Island will commit to matching the          gagement from civic affairs. The no-       college seniors to pursue public service anywhere
education award of the AmeriCorps           tion that individuals can and must         around the world for up to one year. Students are
members.” Fish urged other states to        work together for the common good          encouraged to shape their own proposals for service
follow suit.                                has always been a fundamental value        in this country or abroad involving any activity which
     Rhode Island Senator John F.           of American democracy. Programs            furthers the public good. To receive more informa-
                                                              that foster such ba-     tion contact D. F. Goodwin at the Samuel Hunting-
                                                              sic democratic val-
                                                                                       ton Fund, 25 Research Drive, Westborough, MA
                                                              ues deserve the sup-
                                                                                       01582 or call (508) 389-2125.
                                                              port of schools,
   "Programs that encourage public                            communities and          Deadline: February 15         Award: $10, 000
                                                              governments at all
   and community service may be our                           levels.”
                                                                                                  J. W. Saxe Memorial Prize

                                                                      AmeriCorps       This award enables undergraduate or graduate
   strongest antidote to a recent trend                       programs raised          students working in public service to gain practical
                                                              $41 million from         experience by taking a no-pay or low-pay job or
   toward public disengagement from                           businesses       and     internship during a summer or other term. Prefer-
                                                              foundations alone        ence is given to applicants who have found such a
   civic affairs."                                            in its first year, far   position but who require additional funds. Appli-
                                                              exceeding the $32        cants should send a resume together with a descrip-
                                                              million goal set by      tion of short and long-term goals, statements from
Chafee (R) agreed, noting, “It helps        Congress for all nonfederal support.       three references and a supporting letter from a
these young people who have served          Rhode Island hopes other states will       faculty member to the J. W. Saxe Memorial Fund,
their country pay for college and brings    step up to the challenge in order to       1524 31st Street NW, Washington, DC 20007.
the best of the next generation to Rhode    enable more students to engage in
                                                                                       Deadline: March 15         Award: $1, 000
Island schools.” Fish and Chafee were       community service.

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From the Office                                                                                                 Compact Current
             Campus Compact Receives Corporation Grant                                                                    Campus Compact
                                                                                                                     Box 1975, Brown University
                                                                                                                     Providence, RI 02912-1975
Campus Compact recently received notification from the Corporation for National Service that its
                                                                                                                 (401) 863-1119 • FAX: (401) 863-3779
proposal, the Environmental SEAMS: Engaging Science Faculty and Students in Solutions for Environ-
                                                                                                                        campus@compact.org
mentally Sustainable Communities, has been funded, pending final approval. Campus Compact will
involve collegiate science faculty and students in academically based service to low-income communi-
ties.                                                                                                               Campus Compact Staff
                                                                                                                       Nancy C. Rhodes, Director
With support from the Corporation, Campus Compact will fund the development of service learning                      Brad Rose, Assistant Director
components for existing courses in the SEAMs disciplines (science, engineering, architecture, math-           Pamela Boylan, External Relations Associate
ematics and computer science), publish replicable models of exemplary service learning curricula,                    Betty Johnson, Office Manager
expand public awareness of and support for service learning in SEAM disciplines, and strengthen and               Paul Rodine, Computer Coordinator
expand organized state and national networks of service learning practitioners. For more information              Melissa Smith, Project Coordinator
contact your state compact office or Kathryn Ritter-Smith at the national office.                                     Jan Torres, Network Director
                                                                                                                Kathryn Ritter-Smith, Project Director,
                                                                                                                          National Service Grants
From the Field                                                                                                       Sandra Enos, Project Director,
                                                                                                                Integrating Service with Academic Study
                                                                                                                    Marie Troppe, Project Associate,
                  Welcome New State Compact Directors                                                           Integrating Service with Academic Study

Several state compacts have changed directors as       Corps in Maryland.                                                 Student Interns
well as locations in recent weeks. Here is an                                                                   Kate Jackson, Integrating Service with
update on the newest members of Campus                 Michigan                                                            Academic Study
Compact's national network.                            Lisa McGettigan is now the new director of               Kristin Heyer, Compact Current Editor
                                                       Michigan Campus Compact. She was formerly               Celeste Macapia, Integrating Service with
California                                             the director of college programming at St.                           Academic Study
Jeannie Kim Hahn, former director of California        Norbert's College in Green Bay, Wisconsin.                  Long-Long Wu, Administrative
Campus Compact, has moved on to become the                                                                      Monica Patton, National Service Grants
new assistant director of student life at California   West Virginia                                               Tara Sussman, National Network
State University at Fullerton. Her talent and          Beginning October 1, West Virginia Campus Com-
leadership will be greatly missed by all.              pact will relocate to Concord College in Athens,
                                                                                                              Campus Compact has received financial sup-
                                                       West Virginia. The president of Concord College,       port from: ACTION; Ætna Foundation, Inc.;
Illinois                                               Jerry Beasley, is very enthusiastic about this move.   Amelior Foundation; AT&T Foundation;
Illinois Campus Compact Interim Director Jenny         The new director for the state compact will be         Carnegie Corporation of New York; Corpo-
Melnick will complete her duties as of Septem-         Christy Bailey who currently handles the Bonners       ration for National Service; Ford Founda-
ber 15 and move to Maryland. The new Illinois          Scholars Program at Concord. As West Virginia          tion; Hearst Foundation, Inc.; Honeywell
Campus Compact Director, Shawn Sweeny, is              Campus Compact moves on, we would like to thank        Foundation; Henry M. Jackson Foundation;
a former VISTA Volunteer and team leader               West Virginia Wesleyan and Director Jeannie            Johnson Foundation; W. K. Kellogg Founda-
with the AmeriCorps*Civilian Conservation              O'Halloran for their time and commitment.              tion; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur
                                                                                                              Foundation; MCJ Foundation; Mellon Foun-
                                                                                                              dation; Rockefeller Brothers Fund; Stuart
             Join the National and Community Service Coalition                                                Foundations; and an anonymous donor. In-
                                                                                                              kind donations from Apple Computers, Inc.
            The National and Community Service Coalition was formed in 1992 by                                and Brown University.
      organizations that share the belief that the community service movement is
      a vital partner in solving public problems and restoring the ethic and
      institutions of community. It is the common voice of the service movement.
            By joining the National and Community Service Coalition, you will be                              Compact Current is a publication of Campus
      supporting the national service movement at a critical time in its history as                           Compact: The Project for Public and Commu-
      federal funding for national service is in jeopardy. Membership benefits                                nity Service, a project of the Education Com-
      include:                                                                                                mission of the States. Compact Current is dis-
            fax alerts on breaking policy developments                                                        tributed bimonthly to all Campus Compact
            forum for forging new partnerships with other Coalition members                                   member institutions and subscribers.
            newsletters and up-to-the-minute briefings on policy developments,                                Subscriptions to Compact Current are avail-
            analysis and discussion of issues in the service field.                                           able for twenty dollars per year. To sub-
                                                                                                              scribe, send check, name and address to
      To find out more about the Coalition or to join, call (202) 488-SERVE.                                  Betty Johnson at Campus Compact.

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     President's Corner
Serving Communities, Strengthening Institutions

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           assachusetts recently became      of community colleges. Our long history
           the 16th state to join the na-    of partnerships with local businesses,
           tional network of state com-      schools and social service agencies can
pacts. As we build the membership of         be an invaluable contribution to the
this emerging organization, we will be       Compact’s discussions. We in turn can
strengthening the connections between        learn from other institutions who excel
our institutions and our communities.        in scholarship and research areas. One of
     Institutions of higher education are    the most exciting consequences of the
increasingly recognized as important         Massachusetts Campus Compact may
partners in the economic, political and      be the unprecedented conversations be-
social life of their local communities.      tween faculty, staff and leadership of
The idea of higher education as an           institutions of higher education united
“Ivory Tower” set apart from the people      in a single purpose.
who live in its shadow is inadequate              Reciprocity is a common theme in
for our new realities. Dwindling re-         service learning programs. Students
sources and greater public accountabil-      learn from serving, communities identify
                                                                                           Carole A. Cowan is president of Middlesex
ity have encouraged colleges and uni-        and meet needs and the educational pro-
                                                                                           Community College and serves as co-chair
versities to include the people who live     cess is invigorated by the experience. The
                                                                                              of Massachusetts Campus Compact.
at their perimeters in their planning.       “two-way street” of service learning sug-
     The Massachusetts Campus Compact        gests that when we serve our communi-
has tremendous potential for supporting      ties we strengthen our institutions. Through of knowledge and skills that are concen-
colleges and universities in their local     the Compact, when we share each of our trated in higher education through the Com-
outreach efforts. Because it will draw on    unique strengths with others, we all emerge monwealth will be linked in reciprocal rela-
the experience and expertise of a range of   as stronger individual institutions.             tionships for the common good. Our service
institutions, the Compact can hasten the          The formation of the Massachusetts learning connections constitute a vital source
speed and improve the quality of mem-        Campus Compact is an important develop- of constructive energy for communities to
bers’ work. For example, outreach to         ment for local communities in Massachu- draw upon. It is an exciting prospect and a
local communities is a recognized strength   setts. It will mean that the precious resources tremendous challenge for us all.


Youth Service America and Fund for Social
                                                                                             Since 1992, USA Weekend and The
    Entrepreneurs Seek Young Leaders                                                   Points of Light Foundation have sponsored
                                                                                       Make a Difference Day. This year the 5th
                                                                                       Annual Make a Difference Day will be
     The Fund for Social Entrepreneurs is conducting a national search for             held on October 28. The idea driving the
a diverse group of young Americans, ideally in their twenties and thirties,            event is that individuals investigate unmet
who have a clear vision for an innovative national service or community                community needs and then join with
service nonprofit organization they would like to initiate. Youth Service              friends, family members and fellow em-
America (YSA), through the Fund for Social Entrepreneurs, is looking to help           ployees to devote one Saturday each year
fund and launch such organizations which offer the potential to alter the              to improving their community.
landscape of youth service: the Public Allies, the City Years, the Teach for                 This year USA Weekend, along with
Americas of tomorrow.                                                                  actor Paul Newman and Newman’s Own
     The first class of social entrepreneurs was chosen in April and has               Inc., will donate $120,000 to honor the most
already participated in two professional development retreats, received                outstanding projects done on Make a Differ-
                                                                                       ence Day. These sixty honorees will be pre-
national recognition for their efforts, and benefited from the linkage to the
                                                                                       sented with $2,000 each to donate to the
national service field provided by YSA and its national network of affiliates.         charity of their choice. The top ten honorees
     Social entrepreneurs will have a three year relationship with YSA. The            will attend an awards luncheon in Washing-
participants will receive technical assistance, intensive professional and             ton, DC next April during the 23rd Annual
business skills development, networking opportunities, stipends and start-up           National Volunteer Week, coordinated each
funds over a three year period. The Fund for Social Entrepreneurs will also            year by the Points of Light Foundation.
help locate valuable business and youth service mentors for the participants.                For more information on how you
     Applications will be available September 30 and due November 30. To               can become involved in Make a Differ-
request guidelines and applications or receive information, contact Jason              ence Day contact Saren Eyre at (202) 223-
Klugman at (202) 296-2992, extension 11 or send e-mail to YSAsep@aol.com.              9186, extension 199.


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Upcoming Events & Deadlines
                                   October                                                              November

 13-15   Student Environmental Action Committee
         Fourth National Conference, Chapel Hill, NC ¤ 1-800-700-
         SEAC.                                                           1-7
                                                                                 Campus Outreach Opportunity League
                                                                                 Into the Streets. One-day or week-long projects in a variety of
                                                                                 fields ¤ (202) 637-7004.


 15-16   Native American Training-Service Learning in Tribal Colleges-
         KwaTaqNuk Resort, Polson, MT ¤ (406) 243-5177.                  2-5
                                                                                 National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness
                                                                                 Annual Conference, Tallahassee, FL ¤ 1-800-NO-HUNGR,
                                                                                 ext.324.
         Youth Service America

 18-21   National and Community Service SuperConference 1995
         Arlington, VA ¤ (202) 296-2992 or e-mail YSA1@aol.com.
                                                                         8-11
                                                                                 National Society for Experiential Education -
                                                                                 Annual Conference. Critical Learning Connections: People,
                                                                                 Ideas, Institutions and Communities. New Orleans, LA ¤
         Break Away: The Alternative Break Connection                            (919) 787-3263.

 20-22   Second National Conference, Nashville, TN ¤ (615) 343-
                                                                                 Association for Experiential Education
         0385 ext. 4.
         City Year                                                       9-12    23rd Annual Conference: Seeds for Change. Lake Geneva,
                                                                                 WI ¤ (303) 440-8844 or e-mail aeemikal@nite.com.
  21     Serve-a-Thon. One-day projects coordinated by urban youth
         corps organization. Boston, MA, Providentc, RI, Columbus,
         OH, Columbia, SC, San Jose, CA ¤ (617) 451-0699.                13-15   National Assoc. of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges
                                                                                 Annual Conference, Orlando, FL ¤ (202) 778-0818.

 26-28   American Association for Higher Education                               National Association of Partners in Education
         6th National Conference on School/College Collaboration
         Washington, DC ¤ (202) 293-6440.                                13-18   National Symposium. Putting Children First: Policy, Practice
                                                                                 and Partnerships. Arlington, VA ¤ (703) 836-4880.


  28     Points of Light Foundation/USA Weekend
         4th Annual Make a Difference Day ¤ (202) 223-9186.              19-21   American Association of State Colleges and Universities
                                                                                 Annual Conferemce, Tuscon, AZ ¤ (202) 293-7070.




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          and Community Service
 A Project of the Education
 Commission of the States
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 Providence, RI 02903
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