HISTORY:Campus Compact was founded in 1985 by thepresidents of Brown, Georgetown and StanfordUniversities and the president of the EducationCommission of the States.In the mid-1980s, the media portrayed college studentsas materialistic and self-absorbed, more interested inmaking money than in helping their neighbors.The founding presidents believed this public image wasfalse.
MISSION: CAMPUS COMPACTADVANCES THE PUBLIC PURPOSES OF COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES BY DEEPENING THEIR ABILITY TOIMPROVE COMMUNITY LIFE AND TOEDUCATE STUDENTS FOR CIVIC AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY.
VISION: CAMPUS COMPACT ENVISIONS COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES AS VITAL AGENTS AND ARCHITECTS OF A DIVERSE DEMOCRACY, COMMITTED TO EDUCATING STUDENTS FOR RESPONSIBLE CITIZENSHIP IN WAYS THAT BOTH DEEPEN THEIR EDUCATION AND IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF COMMUNITY LIFE. WE CHALLENGEALL OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO MAKE CIVIC AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AN INSTITUTIONAL PRIORITY.
WHERE CAMPUS COMPACT IS NOW: •A coalition of over 1,100 institutions of higher education •35 state offices •Representing over 6 million students •More than 635 VISTA members working on campuses and in communities across 26 states (2009)
YOU ARE APART OF A NATIONAL MOVEMENT: •PSO - lots of VISTAs with different activities and roles within the anti- poverty mission •You are one of the many pieces which make up the puzzle. •Collaborative efforts – essential for your service •Each experience VISTA experience is unique, but has a common goal across the Compact
HOW YOU FIT INTO ALLEVIATING POVERTY •Students – instilling a lifestyle of service •Staff – providing human resource capacity for service events •Faculty – assisting with S-L •Community – Taking the three above and making the connection
DIAGRAM FOR DISTINCTIONSAMONG SERVICE PROGRAMS •- Furco, A. (1996). Service-learning: A balanced approach to experiential education. In Corporation for National Service (Ed.), Expanding Boundaries: Serving and Learning (pp. 2-6). Columbia, MD: Cooperative Education Association.
YOUR COMMITMENT TO CAMPUS COMPACT INTODAY’S CLIMATE: •Answering President Obama’s Call to Service •Focus on one of his three main pillars - Education •You are the “glue” between the campus and communities with a growing needs