Campus Compact: Community and Civic Engagement

NC Campus Compact is a coalition of colleges and universities collaborating to increase campus-wide participation in community and public service. Presidents commit their institutions to join with other schools in becoming “engaged campuses” that enhance students’ sense of responsibility, citizenship, leadership, and awareness of community, while reinvigorating higher education’s concern for improving the quality of life in North Carolina. NC Campus Compact is a member of National Campus Compact, which has nearly 1,100 presidential members, and 34 state offices. 

UNC Charlotte has an NC Campus Compact & Civic Engagement Interest Group for faculty and staff committed to incorporating community and public service into their work. If you are interested in joining, email Dr. Tamara Johnson

Upcoming UNC Charlotte Campus Compact Meetings:​​

  • April 12, noon, Provost's Board Room (5th Floor Reese Building)
  • May 10, noon, Provost's Board Room (5th Floor Reese Building)

 

Upcoming UNC Charlotte Symposia on Housing Security and Urban Design:

MARCH 31

The Master of Urban Design program in the School of Architecture joins with the UNC Greensboro Department of Interior Architecture and Center for Community-Engaged Design to present a symposium that explores the complex issues of affordable housing and neighborhood erasure.

Held in conjunction with the UNCG Novem Mason Symposium on Community-Engaged Design, the public symposium on Friday, March 31, follows a full day of student workshops in local communities in Greensboro and Charlotte. Reports from their experiences and panel discussions will address issues of housing access, neighborhood history, and urban development using community-engaged design methods that value local knowledge of place and history equally with professional expertise. Panelists include John Howard from the Charlotte Historic District Commission, Ely Portillo from The Charlotte Observer, Dionne Nelson of Laurel Street Residential, Nadia Anderson of the UNC Charlotte City.Building.Lab, Travis Hicks of the UNCG Center for Community-Engaged Design, and Liz Clasen-Kelly, Executive Director of the Men's Shelter of Charlotte.

This event is free, but registration is required. Please click here to register.

 

APRIL 3

April 3, 7:00 – 8:30 PM, CHHS 155: Please join Advocates for Change and UNC Charlotte’s Campus Compact in a viewing of the film Holding Ground: The Rebirth of Dudley Street followed by a panel discussion with members of Charlotte’s West Side Community Land Trust.  The film is a nationally recognized documentary about residents of a neighborhood in Boston who join together to move their community from disinvestment to revitalization. Members of the West Side Community Land Trust will discuss one of the key tools in the film community residents used to create and preserve affordable housing. The film is a part of a series of events at UNC Charlotte focused on housing affordability including the March 31 program, Neighborhood Complexities: Affordable Housing and Neighborhood Erasure sponsored by the School of Architecture’s City Design Lab and the April 5 Housing Affordability Symposium sponsored by the UNC Charlotte Chapter of Campus Compact featuring Maurice Jones, CEO of Local Initiative Support Corporation. For more information visit http://campuscompact.uncc.edu/housing-affordability-symposium.

 

APRIL 5 

UNC Charlotte Campus Compact invites you to join us for a conversation about housing insecurity in the Charlotte area.  The Housing Affordability symposium brings together researchers, community leaders/organizers, residents, and students from Charlotte’s schools, colleges and universities, local government, and community-based organizations to address housing affordability in the city.  We envision this program as an opportunity celebrate and strengthen community partnerships, discuss the latest research on housing affordability, as well as to discuss best practices and innovative approaches to housing security locally.  We expect that the program will provide opportunities to develop strategies for creative collaboration with new and existing partners. 

This event is free, but registration is required. Please click here to register.