Friday, October 31, 2014

2nd quarter grants due November 10th

Don’t miss out on the chance for funding your service engagement work this quarter!

The following grants are accepted on a quarterly basis and the upcoming deadline is November 10. Projects in any of these categories that demonstrate strong, collaborative inter-campus partnerships can receive an additional $1,000.

  • Listening to Communities ($2000; $500 cash match)
  • Student Community Service ($500-$1000; institutional cash match of $750)
  • Scholarship of Engagement ($500-$1000; institutional cash match of $125-$250)
  • Engaged Campus Grants ($14,000-$20,000; institutional cash match of $3500-$5000)

Listening to Communities Grants provide funds to offset the costs of hosting campus and community dialogues which develop implementation strategies to connect campus and community through reciprocal and sustainable partnerships. Whether you have five agencies in your community or fifty, it’s important to talk about creating mutually beneficial and sustainable partnerships.  Partnerships that provide community-based learning for students and meaningful assistance for the community agency. These meetings can be a perfect venue for interaction between faculty members, staff members, and community partners.  Just like any other good relationship it’s all about explicit expectations.  These conversations can be powerful tools for members who are struggling with managing multiple partners in the community, reluctant or unsure community partners, unsatisfactory learning experiences for the students, or for those who are just starting to reach out to their community partners. Indiana Campus Compact can help members with goals and processes for the meeting, financial support, facilitating institutional collaboration with other campuses in the community, and the dynamics of the conversations with community members.
 
For more information, contact Liza Blomquist, Program Director for Communication and Member Development at 317-274-6500 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Student Community Service Grants are a great way to mobilize and support the work of service-minded student leaders.  Last year, students at Ivy Tech Richmond were able to utilize their funds to implement a Day of Service that organized 58 college student volunteers to perform 154 hours of service at 10 community agencies which directly impacted 140 members of the community and indirectly impacted 605.  Volunteers worked on educational, environmental, animal, mental health, and other needs of the community.
 
Scholarship of Engagement Grants provide resources for service learning course development, service learning research, or professional service with a local community agency.  These projects can lead to far-reaching future impact.  Doug Grant of Franklin College utilized a Scholarship of Engagement grant to assess the impact of the institution’s longest running and most well regarded service learning course, Leadership in Inner-City Missions.  Students, instructors and community partners who were involved in the 17 year run of the course were contacted to provide feedback on how the course had impacted them.  The findings from the assessment will lead to deeper and stronger relationship for community partners, provide evidence for funding of future service learning courses and projects and establish the positive impact of service learning courses on student learning.
 
The Engaged Campus Grants support embedding service engagement into the institutional structure of a campus. Each institution my choose one of two institutionalization projects (only one application per campus):
1.    The Engaged Department Grant – $14,000. Individual departments may apply for this grant and will spend 16 months developing or strengthening support for faculty and staff in their work in with the community. Successful applicants will design a program that creates a departmental culture shift and elevation of work and will demonstrate how the program supports the goals of the institution.
2.    Enhancing Service Engagement Collaboration Grant –$20,000.  Institutions may apply for this grant and will spend 16-months supporting collaboration between Academic and Student Affairs to holistically implement service engagement as part of the institutional structure.  Successful applicants will design a program that details the institutionalization process and the partnership between divisions and demonstrate how the program supports the goals of the institution.

Please contact Tiffany Erk, Programs and Research Associate at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 317.274.6500 with questions.
 
All applications are due November 10, 2014.  
 
Visit http://indianacampuscompact.org/grants for more information and to download applicaitons
 
Funding is provided by The Lilly Endowment Inc.

Campus Compact annual member survey now open

Campus Compact president Andrew Seligsohn announced that the annual membership survey is now open and will remain open until December 20, 2014.

Each member campus has designated a Community Service Director to be the staff liaison to Indiana Campus Compact.  Those liaisons received the announcement from Dr. Seligsohn and will be the contact person for the survey on each campus. We will be following up with everyone who received a survey link. Although there is only one contact person per campus, multiple offices will need to provide data for the most accurate campus portrait.

If you have questions about who is in that role on your campus, please feel free to contact Liza Blomquist, Program Director for Communication and Member Development at 317-274-6500 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Read more: Campus Compact annual member survey now open

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Liza Blomquist Program Director for Communications and Member Development

Liza Blomquist
Program Director for Communications, Marketing, and Member Development
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Picture web 0302With Indiana Campus Compact since September 2003, Liza manages all aspects of communications, media relations, marketing, stakeholder reports, social media, and website development for Indiana Campus Compact (ICC). She also manages the Annual Service Engagement Awards, Listening to Communities Grant, program development for ICC events, leads the ICC Advisory Council, and serves as the primary contact for faculty, staff, students, and administrators on ICC's 40 member campuses. Liza also manages partnerships with community organizations and serves on the award committee the Governor's Conference on Service and Non-Profit Capacity Building and the steering committee of the International Symposium for Service Learning.

Liza was a contributing editor to It's Not Over on Election Day! A Handbook for Cultivating Civically Engaged Voters on College and University Campuses (Indiana Campus Compact 2008) as part of the iVote initiative she directed. Previously, she worked as Director of Operations for Meridian Academy of the Arts and has been active with UNICEF, United Christmas Service, and the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library. Liza is Chair of the IUPUI Bread for the World Chapter.

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Indiana Campus Compact is grateful to Lilly Endowment Inc. for significant funding in support of programs, training,and resources for our member campuses that allow them to deepen their commitment to community engagement and service-learning.