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MTCC Network Office

Congratulations MTCC VISTA Alumni!

AmeriCorps VISTA members from the 2020-2021 cohort will be exiting service soon. We wish them the best of luck with whatever comes next! Thank you for all you have done to support our local communities.

Community Spotlight
Happy Pride Month from Montana Campus Compact
 
Great Falls LGBTQ Center has hosted AmeriCorps VISTA members in partnership with Great Falls College MSU over the past two years, to help grow their capacity to serve the community. They're doing amazing things to support queer young people if the Electric City. Please support them if you can!
Featured Article
Blog Post: 'AmeriCorps Has Saved My Life'

AmeriCorps has saved my life--a blog by former three time AmeriCorps VISTA Amon Barry. "Around two weeks after epiphany, I received an email for AmeriCorps asking if I would be interested in sacrificing a year of my life (physically, mentally, and financially) to serve an impoverished community. I had always been an admirer of indigenous cultures of this land so I picked a community project being offered though the boys and girls club on the Northern Cheyenne reservation in Montana. Being a city boy born in Chicago and raised in Atlanta, I was a little nervous dedicating a year of my life in a very different state and culture but the kid and adventurer in me was excited for the challenge." Click here to read the full blog: https://mtcompact.org/resou.../americorps-has-saved-my-life/

 
Community Partner Highlight

Vacancies: We're Hiring!

MTCC is actively recruting recent graduates for AmeriCorps positions with our campuses across the state. These full-time positions come with a modest living allowance, an AmeriCorps education award and an opportunity to make a difference. Please share the application, and if you'd like information for your students, please email Eli Bowe.

Reminders
It's Membership Renewal Season!

As we prepare for AY 21-22, we are sending out renewal packages to CEOs across our network. If you'd like more information about membership in Campus Compact, please contact Josh Vanek.
Funding & Scholarships
Scholarships & Funding: MTCC Awarded AmeriCorps Funding

MTCC's AmeriCorps proposal, which supports post-secondary educational attainment for high schoolers and incoming college students, was recently awarded competitive funding! If you'd like to learn more about this innovative program, and hosting an AmeriCorps team, please contact Dannette Fadness.

According to AmeriCorps, "A growing body of research shows that service has an effect on more than just the communities served, but also on the members themselves. AmeriCorps alumni credit their year of service for developing leadership skills that bridges divides, solves problems, and opens doors to opportunities that advance their careers and education. In addition, research shows that alumni gain skills and are exposed to experiences that communities and employers find valuable."  
Book of the Month

How to Be an Antiracist

Ibram X. Kendi
 
Kendi weaves together an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science, bringing it all together with an engaging personal narrative of his own awakening to antiracism. How to Be an Antiracist is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond an awareness of racism to the next step: contributing to the formation of a truly just and equitable society.
Podcast of the Month
Shiny Happy Track of the Month
Digital Love | Daft Punk | Pomplamoose
 
Professional Development

Credentialing Program

The Community Engagement Professional Credential offers a framework for community engagement professionals to grow and achieve formal recognition for the knowledge and skills they develop in their careers. Micro-credtional certification areas include: Community Engagement Fundamentals,Community Partnerships, Community-Engaged Learning and Teaching (Service-Learning), Program Administration, and Supporting Engaged Faculty Development.

Learn more here.
Publications, Webinars, Conferences

Article: Bridging the Digital Divide: Lessons from COVID-19
Article: The Impact of COVID-19 On Education
Article: Greater Need for Food At Community Colleges
Article: 7 Innovative Approaches To Course Design
Resource: Benefits of Civic and Community Engagement Primer
Resource: Civic Action Plan Library
Resource: Community-Based Global Learning Collaborative.
Resource: Virtual Volunteer Resource Collection
Training: Fusion Course Summer Sessions, How to Infuse Community-based Learning into Online, Hybrid and in-person courses.
Training: Campus Compact Virtual Dialogue Training

Resource: Free Access to Daily Chatter world news newsletter
Resource: Campus Compact Knowledge Hub: Community Engaged Teaching and Learning In the Time of COVID.

Conference: IUPUI Assessment Institute, Virtual event. Oct. 24-27, 

Journal: Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement.

Call for Papers: International Undergraduate Journal for Service-Learning, Leadership and Social Change is seeking papers. 
    
Resource: Campus Compact Podcast, tune in for conversations with leading community engagement professionals and discussions of new research and innovative work in the field. 

** Discount: Campus Compact member discount. Campus Compact members (if you're reading this, that means you) save 20% on books available through the online Campus Compact bookstore! **
Public Service Announcement

Story to Share? Send it to Us!

The MTCC Network Office wants to share your good news! Especially those pieces related to campus-community partnership, civic engagement, service learning, volunteerism and democracy. Email your story ideas, or ready made pieces to Josh Vanek to get them included in the monthly newsletter, regularly seen by over 1000 education and community leaders across Montana.
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