Fighting Food Insecurity at Catholic U

CCMA AmeriCorps VISTA Member Kara Feidelseit, serving at Catholic University of America Campus Ministry’s Food Pantry found that 40% of respondents to a recent survey have “not eat for a whole day because there was not enough money or food.” Feidelseit fights food insecurity by promoting campus food pantries, destigmatizing hunger through education, and developing new partnerships to increase access. On Mother Teresa Day of Service, she spoke to over 750 students and faculty members about food insecurity and upcoming pop-up pantries, one of which recently provided over 168 pounds of food to community members. In just a few months,…

USG Ingredients for Change

CCMA AmeriCorps VISTA member Mahmoud Nofal reflects on the Universities at Shady Grove’s Ingredients for Change civic engagement event on October 28 with Celebrity Chef Jose Andres:  It was a pleasure to host Chef Andres at the Universities at Shady Grove last week. The Ingredients for Change civic engagement event, at which the Chef gave a powerful speech, highlighted USG’s and Montgomery County’s commitment to finding actionable solutions to the problem of food insecurity in our community. Leaders from across the campus and the county attended and were eager to discuss how USG has worked to increase food access and…

ERCC 2019 Keynote Announced

Campus Compact is pleased to announce that the keynote speaker for the Eastern Region Campus Compact Conference (ERCC) being held March 25-27, 2019 in Providence, Rhode Island will be Dr. Danielle Allen of Harvard University. Dr. Allen is a compelling analyst of history and contemporary events and a leader in higher education. She is currently Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University as well as James Bryant Conant University Professor. Before joining Harvard, she was UPS Foundation Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, the first African American faculty member to be appointed to the Institute…

Mini-Grants

Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic offers two mini-grant opportunities at the beginning of the academic year for CCMA member institutions. One is for faculty workshops and the other for student groups looking for funds to complete a service program or activity. Applications for 2019 are now closed. Please check back in September 2020 for our next round of mini-grant applications. CCMA Student Group Mini-Grant The student group mini-grant is for student groups desiring to strengthen their service-learning and community engagement efforts. Individual grant amounts of $250 are typically available for up to eight college and university student groups to assist with community…

CCMA Launch: Welcome Delaware

Join us at the University of Delaware for a day focused on Mobilizing Higher Education’s Ability to Elevate Community Life Through P20 Partnerships as we welcome our new Delaware colleagues to our network. We are pleased to announce Lunch Plenary Speaker, Dr. Tony Allen, Provost, Delaware State University.

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