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Call for Proposals for 2008 CCNCCE Conference

The Community College National Center for Community Engagement (CCNCCE) invites you to submit a proposal to present at its 17th national annual conference, Recipes for Student Retention through Service Learning and Civic Engagement, to be held on May 21-23, 2008. The deadline for submitting proposals is February 4th, 2008. Conference presentations are 1-hour or 90-minute sessions, which should be designed to be highly interactive. (continue)

Dates Announced for IAP2 Certificate Program

The Perspectives Group has announced the dates for their five-day IAP2 Certificate Program in Public Participation. Each of the four training opportunities are offered in the Washington Metro Area and will be held throughout 2008 on the following dates: February 4-8, 2008, June 9-13, 2008, September 15-19, 2008 and December 1-5, 2008. Presented by International Master Trainer in Public Participation and NCDD member, Douglas Sarno, the training is offered in 3 sections: Planning for Effective Public Participation (two days), Effective Communication for Public Participation (one […] (continue)

Public Agenda Press Release Touts Public Dialogue

With the primary election season getting underway and bringing issues to the headlines, the nonpartisan policy research and civic engagement organization Public Agenda’s president, Ruth Wooden, has released a statement calling for Washington insiders to engage citizens as part of the decision-making process. From their press release dated January 3rd… “Until leaders invest trust in the American people, create more opportunities for average citizens to explore issues from multiple points of view and help them confront the facts of our nation’s greatest challenges through dialogue, […] (continue)

Western Justice Center in the News!

The Western Justice Center (www.westernjustice.org) has recently been featured in the Downtown Daily News (Los Angeles) for their work on a complex multi-party facilitation process related to Chinatown and Arroyo Seco Development. WJC designed the workshops that gathered community leaders, political leaders and design professionals and provided neutral facilitators. To read the wonderful public recognition of WJC’s work in Los Angeles and their new program, Collaborations on the Urban Environment, click on: http://downtownnews.com/articles/2007/12/10/news/opinion/edit03.txt. (continue)

J-Lab Project to Fund 10 Community News Initiatives

J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism (www.j-lab.org) has announced an invitation to U.S. nonprofit groups and education organizations to apply for funding to launch community news ventures in 2008 and to share best practices and lessons learned from their efforts. The New Voices Project will help fund the start-up of ten innovative local news initiatives next year. Each project may receive as much as $17,000 in grants over two years. Of the ten projects to be funded in 2008, at least three will target former Knight newspaper communities. Grant […] (continue)

Southern Research Fellows Program Invites Applicants

Here’s a grant opportunity for students who are interested in youth engagement – applications are due soon on January 11, 2008! The Southern Growth Policies Board (www.southern.org), a nonpartisan public policy think tank, seeks student applicants for its new Southern Research Fellows Program, which promotes student research relating to economic development and quality of life in thirteen Southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The focus of the 2008 Southern Research Fellows Program […] (continue)

CPRN Seeks Project Manager

The Canadian Policy Research Networks (www.cprn.org) is seeking a bilingual (English and French) Project Manager. The two Project Managers at CPRN share responsibility for the coordination and administration of research projects from the initial planning to closure. They are assigned projects by the Vice-President, Research. The Project Managers assist with the preparation of detailed budgets, are responsible for monitoring contracts and project deliverables which includes preparation of detailed monthly reports through to final publication of research reports. The position also entails the preparation and overall […] (continue)

Learning Democracy by Doing Conference Calls for Proposals

We have just received a reminder from Melissa Abramovitz that the call for workshop proposals for the Learning Democracy by Doing conference closes at the end of this month. This international conference organized by the Transformative Learning Centre (TLC) Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto (OISE/UT) focuses on alternative practices in citizenship learning and participatory democracy and will be held October 16-18, 2008 at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. From the Transformative Learning Centre website: We are […] (continue)

Young Scholars Invited to Apply for Youth Purpose Research Awards

Here’s another grant opportunity that aims to fund research on youth and “purpose,” which sounds a lot like civic engagement to me: The Stanford Center on Adolescence supports young scholars pursuing research related to youth purpose. The program defines “purpose” as “a stable and generalized intention to accomplish something that is at once meaningful to the self and of intended consequence beyond the self.” Up to four awards of no more than $10,000 each will be given in 2008 and 2009 for dissertation, postdoctoral, and […] (continue)

California Council for the Humanities Announces Guidelines for Story Fund

Here’s a grant that aims to promote public storytelling and reflection – what a lovely idea! The California Story Fund is an ongoing grant program of the California Council for the Humanities (www.calhum.org). The council will award competitive grants to public humanities programs that bring to light compelling stories from California’s diverse communities and provide opportunities for collective reflection and public discussion. The Story Fund is intended to encourage Californians from many communities to share their stories, thus promoting greater understanding and appreciation of the […] (continue)

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