Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents - representing some 6 million students - dedicated to promoting community service, civic engagement, and service-learning in higher education. Resources include a sample syllabi bank, information on civic engagement and community based learning, and programming best practices.
North Carolina Campus Compact, launched in 2002, builds the capacity of colleges and universities to produce civically-engaged graduates and to strengthen communities. The Compact state office works to provide resources, training and opportunities to member campuses that they may not be able to pursue individually. Warren Wilson College is a charter member.
Supports the service learning community in higher education, kindergarten through grade twelve, community-based initiatives and tribal programs, and others interested in strengthening schools and communities using service learning techniques and methodologies.
The nation’s largest grantmaker supporting service and volunteering. Offers information about Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America programs, which provide opportunities for Americans of all ages and backgrounds to express their patriotism while addressing critical community needs.
Since 1994, the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning (MJCSL) has been the premiere national, peer-reviewed journal publishing articles written by faculty and service-learning educators on research, theory, pedagogy, and other issues related to academic (curriculum-based) service-learning in higher education.
The Bonner Foundation is a non-profit organization located in Princeton, New Jersey. Founded by Corella and Bertram F. Bonner, the original purpose of the Foundation was to help those who, like Mr. and Mrs. Bonner, came from underprivileged backgrounds. Essentially, the Foundation aimed to provide access to education. In 1989, the Foundation began working with colleges and universities, seeking a way both to provide scholarships to students who could not otherwise afford to attend college and to catalyze students and institutions of higher education to participate in community service in their own communities. What started with a small number of endowments at schools along the Appalachian Trail has now grown to a national movement of roughly 3,000 students at over 80 schools working to improve their communities through service, service learning, and gain an understanding of what it truly means to be an engaged citizen. Warren Wilson College is a Bonner Leader school.
Service Program staff and students will help you develop service-learning projects for your courses or work crews and/or help you locate community agencies whose services relate to your curricular or crew goals. We also can provide you with ideas for reflective activities that help students think critically about the services they provide to those in need.
Warren Wilson College's library houses many resources related to service-learning, civic engagement, issue based information, and service in higher education. If you are interested in a certain topic, Service Program staff may be able to direct you to an appropriate resource.