Congratulations 2021-22 Montana Athletes in Service Award recipients!

From top left to right: Alexander Hurlburt, University of Montana; Bert Paulsen, University of Montana Western; Bryor Smith, Fort Peck Community College; Hayden Foltz, Montana State University Billings; Isabel Kerst, Flathead Valley Community College; Esai Longoria, Montana Tech University; Juliana Takes Horse, Little Big Horn College; Mia Hughes, Montana State University; Sam Burke, Miles Community College; Shania Neubauer, Montana State University-Northern; Shelby Fronk, Dawson Community College; Tom Robitaille, Carroll College.
It’s Newman Season!

The nomination period is now open for the Newman Civic Fellowship, a year-long program that recognizes and supports community­-committed students at Campus Compact member institutions.

Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides in-person and virtual learning opportunities focused on building the skills fellows need to serve as effective agents of change. Nominations must be submitted by February 1st, 2022.

Application link:

For more information, please contact Pete Buchanan at

Nominate Today
Scholarship Announcement: Youth Serve Montana

MTCC, in partnership with the Governor's Office of Community Service and Reach Higher Montana has announced the opening of the 2022 round of Youth Serve Montana Scholarships. These $1200 scholarships are awarded to incoming college freshmen, current high school seniors, who have completed at least 50 hours of volunteering in the prior 12 months and who plan to attend an MTCC Affiliate campus.

Application deadline: January 31, 2022.

Please help spread the word!

Apply Today
2021-22 Montana Student Volunteer Award (MSVA)

UPDATED: The deadline has been extended to December 9th, 2021.

For more information, contact Pete Buchanan at


National Service Opportunities in the Network

January 10th, 2022 start date
  • AmeriCorps members receive the following benefits:
  • $4,441 Education Award to repay federal and state student loans or cover future education expenses;
  • Bi-weekly living allowance of $615 (pre-tax);
  • Health insurance and mental health support;
  • Childcare assistance;
  • Federal student loan forbearance;
  • Payment of federal student loan interest accrued during service;              
  • Cohort experience with 30+ full-time members across the state.

Montana Campus Compact (MTCC) has 10 positions available in Anaconda, Browning, Butte, Helena, Kalispell, Missoula, Sidney, Troy, and Whitefish, Montana.

These roles are located in High Schools and other educational nonprofits where AmeriCorps members serve as college-positive mentors and role models for students.

Interested? Contact Eli Bowe at or 406-243-5458.

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Student Voting Resources

Colleges are a huge, under-appreciated, and invaluable resource to inspire and equip individuals to vote in their upcoming elections. Colleges and universities, no matter public or private, 2-year or 4-year, are not only influential to their students but are typically huge employment agencies in the area as well as prominent and multi-faceted community establishments!

Below are some guidelines and resources for making your vote as a student count and for helping ensure others can recognize their right to vote as well!

Are you a first-time voter?
  • You are eligible to vote if—
    • You are a U.S. citizen.
    • You meet your State’s residency requirements.
    • You are 18 years old. Some states allow 17-year-olds to vote in primaries and/or register to vote if they will be 18 before the general election.
  • In the United States, individual states decide how and when to register voters, which has often led to confusion. Just 13 states allow voter registration on Election Day.
Voting Resources and Toolkits
Register Today

Campus Compact’s 2021-2022 national webinar series takes the great and varied work happening on the ground around the country and brings it straight to your desk. Topics touch on issues of relevance to faculty, staff, students, and their partners in education and community building. Be sure to tune in each month for information, tools, and resources to support and inspire you.
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Join Campus Compact for the largest and most inclusive national conference focused on the role of higher education in building healthy communities and fostering a just and equal democracy.

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Communities of Practice Credentialing Program

Campus Compact’s Communities of Practice (CoPs) offer community engagement practitioners from across the country a platform and space for shared learning and collegial support to advance their engagement practice in a manner characterized by equity and integrity. Each CoP focuses on a specific domain of higher education community engagement practice.

Applicants commit to attending six regularly-scheduled, 90-minute virtual group sessions. There is no fee to participate in a CoP. Preference is given to individuals affiliated with Campus Compact member institutions.


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Punch Me Up To the Gods
by Brian Broome

Hard-hitting, unflinching, and written with the unfettered gusto of a fist in motion, Punch Me Up to the Gods is a searing memoir of racism, homophobia, and addiction from a writer of enormous talent. With humor, grace, and honesty, Broome investigates his own identity and his experience as a gay Black man in America.
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NOVEMBER 10, 2021

Code Switch
'Being Fly Is An Act Of Community'

When 'Soul Train' first aired in 1971, there had never been a show like it. Fifty years later, that's still true. So this week, we're passing the mic to our friends at NPR's It's Been a Minute podcast, who did a deep dive into the age of Black joy — and Black flyness — that Soul Train kicked off.

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NOVEMBER 11, 2021

Hidden Brain
Work 2.0: Game on!

The world of play and the world of work are often seen as opposites. But they may have more in common than we think. In the second installment of our new Work 2.0 series, Ethan Mollick makes the case that we can make our jobs more engaging by incorporating elements of games.

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Greater Need for Food At Community Colleges
Food Pantries Merge to Wipe Out College Hunger
Study: A Nudge Goes a Long Way in Delivering Basic Needs Support
7 Innovative Approaches To Course Design
Bridging the Digital Divide: Lessons from COVID-19
Can Civics Education in Colleges Strengthen Democracy?
The Impact of COVID-19 On Education

Call for Papers

International Undergraduate Journal for Service-Learning, Leadership, and Social Change


Campus Compact member bookstore 20% discount


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


Benefits of Civic and Community Engagement Primer
Campus Compact Knowledge Hub: Community-Engaged Teaching and Learning In the Time of COVID
Campus Compact Podcast 
Civic Action Plan Library
Community-Based Global Learning Collaborative.
Free Access to Daily Chatter world news newsletter
Virtual Volunteer Resource Collection 


Campus Compact Virtual Dialogue Training   
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Email your story ideas, or ready-made pieces to Pete Buchanan at to get them included in the monthly newsletter, regularly seen by education and community leaders across Montana.
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Fort Peck Community College
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Little Big Horn College
Miles Community College
Montana State University Billings
Montana State University
Montana State University Northern
Montana Tech
Salish Kootenai College
The University of Montana
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