Mission, Vision, and Values

Our Mission

Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic (CCMA) mobilizes the collective commitment and capacity of higher education and community partners in the region to develop global citizens and co-create just, equitable, and sustainable institutions and communities.

Our Vision

CCMA envisions the development of a healthy, sustainable, and socially just society collectively created by engaged global citizens, institutions, and communities.

Our Core Values

The core values below guide Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic network in our service, advocacy, and partnerships with the larger community:

  1. Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: We promote and support the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion by creating space for those historically underrepresented in our local and global communities to become participants in and advocates for socially just, holistic communities.
  2. Growth Mindset: We cultivate the potential of individuals, including those individuals that drive institutions and communities, to obtain the requisite attitudes, understandings, and skills to achieve their goals and assist and support others’ goals over time.
  3. Collective Impact: We engage in long-term commitments with an inclusive group of engaged change agents from a variety of sectors to advance equity through a common agenda for the development of skills, attitudes, and understandings for college, career, and civic readiness.
  4. Engaged Global Citizenship: We strengthen individuals’ efficacy as global citizens by supporting and creating opportunities for individuals within our higher education and community partnerships to become engaged leaders and participants in their interconnected local, national, and global communities.
  5. Focus on Reciprocity: We advocate for and facilitate the institutionalization of mutually beneficial, sustainable, democratic partnerships with individuals, communities, communitybased organizations, institutions of higher education, and local governments to cultivate an environment in which we assist each other by operating in a manner where we reinforce self-efficacy and growth and share advantages.
  6. Sustainability: We endeavor to more fully comprehend the ways that our work and partnerships are connected to larger efforts throughout the world, as well as our organization’s impact on the social, economic, and environmental wellbeing of individuals and communities at present and in the future. We seek to create a network that is greater
    than the sum of its parts and endowed with a global consciousness so that CCMA may nurture sustainable community-led development and advance the stewardship of our environment, institutions, and communities for years to come.
  7. Positive Social Change: We acknowledge social change must start with the individual, and we emphasize the impact that begins with personal engagement and ultimately influences change at a broader group, institutional, and community level. We use the term social change to encompass a spectrum of systemic social and civic outcomes beginning with increased awareness and understanding, and cascading to attitudinal change, increased civic participation, the building of public will, and policy change that creates equity.