This annual conference will take place May 11-13, 2015 at Auburn University’s College of Liberal Arts in Auburn, AL. The Academy will include a schedule of Community and Civic Engagement speakers, including Tami Moore of Oklahoma State University, workshops, working sessions led by Engaged Scholars from Auburn University, and CCE project site visits. The ACE application deadline has been extended to March 31, 2015. A fee of $1,100 goes towards instructional materials, on-site faculty coaching, access to planning tools and resources, a half-day site visit at a community partner, a pre-Academy reception and networking with k-12 teachers and community leaders, and breakfast and lunch each day.
Recording of a special Campus Compact webinar held on February 26, 2015 about the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching 2015 Community Engagement Classification. Campus Compact President Andrew Seligsohn interviews John Saltmarsh, Director of the New England Resource Center for Higher Education, about key findings from the 2015 Classification and the future of the Classification.
The American Democracy Project, which aims to prepare the next generation of informed and engaged citizens, is accepting nominations for three national awards: The Plater Award for Leadership in Civic Engagement, the Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement, and the Burch Award for Faculty Leadership in Civic Engagement. Award recipients for the Plater Award will receive $1,000 and an engraved commemorative, while recipients for the Saltmarsh and Burch award each receive $500 and an engraved commemorative. The Award recipient will be announced at the annual meeting of the American Democracy Project, June 4-6, 2015, in New Orleans, LA. All award nominations must be submitted electronically by April 13, 2015.
Artists, activists, community organizers, administrators and entrepreneurs work as “movers and shakers” in their communities, driving physical and social transformations through arts and culture. Community change requires leaders dedicated to tackling the challenges and who carefully engage local partners, who listen to the advice and counsel of community members and adapt their strategy based upon community feedback. The Creative Community Fellows program is seeking applicants who intersect culture and community. Through the inaugural class, applicants are given tools, training and access to a community of support. The program demonstrates how the collective wisdom of Fellows, mentors, faculty and communities fuels each project and creates a global dialogue about the ways in which culture can restore and animate communities. The fellowship goes from June 2015 to March 2016, and operates primarily through an online platform with opportunities for travel and face-to-face interaction. Application deadline is April 26, 2015.
The grant supports a model storytelling project that is service-oriented, based in a community or organization, and to some extent replicable in other places and situations. It is our hope that projects receiving this award will have impact beyond their own communities, organizations, or clients, inspiring excellence in applied storytelling work and communicating to new audiences the humanitarian possibilities of storytelling. This $5,000 award does not normally fund honoraria for performances, storytelling festivals, travel, or the purchase of equipment. Proposed projects should be service-oriented, innovative, replicable, informed by relevant work, assessable and well-documented. Past projects have included health care, environmental education and activism, community development, law, multicultural awareness and many others. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2015.
The Foundation for Financial Planning awards grants to non-profit organizations for pro bono financial advice and community outreach activities. Pro Bono programs that help people take control of their financial lives by connecting the financial planning community to people in need will be considered. Projects need to incorporate the involvement of financial planning professionals as community volunteers and in pro bono activity, or in partnership with local affiliates of financial planning associations. Grant amounts range from $5,000-$300,000, where the average award for 2014 was $18,000. Applications due by April 30, 2015.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association recognizes the value of supporting the infusion of multiculturalism into our clinical, educational, and professional programs and the activities of allied/related associations and organizations. Competition is open to clinical and/or school-based speech, language, and hearing programs; university programs; state associations; allied and related professional organizations. An ASHA member must serve as project director. Multicultural is defined to include issues dealing with race, ethnicity, national origin, culture, language, dialect, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion and ability. The expected average individual award will be up to $7,000 – $10,000 with a maximum of $15,000 for a single grant. Application deadline is May 5, 2015.