July Membership Spotlight

Illinois Campus Compact (ILCC) is excited to welcome and spotlight our new member institution, Wilbur Wright College. In an interview with Gabe Estill and Merry Mayer, we found out all the amazing things Wright College is already doing in terms of civic engagement and learned some of their future plans. One of the first benefits of ILCC that Wright College will be taking advantage of is our AmeriCorps VISTA Program. Wright is currently accepting applications for a VISTA to start a yearlong year of service on August 20th. This VISTA will have a wide range of responsibilities, including assisting service-learning…

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Member Website Civic Mission: You can learn more about this institution’s impact on our blog:Upcoming civic engagement events for this institution can be found below:This institution is currently looking for applicants for the following civic engagement or community-facing positions:

North Park University’s Catalyst 606_ _ Program | Chicago as the Classroom

Rich Kohng, Director of Civic Engagement at North Park, leads a biking tour of the lake shore as part of the Catalyst Semester. Summer is here, and with it comes the typical lull felt on every campus around the country. At North Park University in Chicago, however, this summer will prove to be a busy one for the Urban Hub department. This Fall, they will expand their successful Catalyst 606 _ _ experiential learning program across campus as they seek to transform the common understanding of higher education and its public purpose. What is Catalyst 606 _ _ ? The…

ILCC Welcomes University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign

We are proud to announce that the University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign has joined with Illinois Campus Compact to advance the public purpose of higher education. UIUC’s support is vital as we continue to cultivate a culture of civic engagement on campuses across Illinois. As the largest campus in Illinois, UIUC will prove a useful knowledge resource for all of our member institutions. With such strong ties to the Urbana-Champaign community and such a broad array of civic-minded programming, UIUC’s accumulated civic experience will be invaluable to our collaborative efforts. Uniting Sister Cities Although UIUC is a new member of…

Dr. Christine Sobek on Civic Engagement at Waubonsee Community College

May 9, 2017

Last month, Dr. Chrstine Sobek, president of Waubonsee Community College, penned a column for the Daily Herald about the role of Civic Engagement in Community Colleges. Read more below, and learn more about Waubonsee’s mission here. Civic engagement is the cornerstone of a healthy democracy. As a community college leader, I am inspired to see the fruits of civic engagement unfold not only as we engage within our community, but also as we watch our students transform into leaders on our campuses and within our communities. The definition of civic engagement is working to make a difference in the life of…

STEM Highlight – Illinois Institute of Technology’s Global Leaders Program

Global Leaders Program Community Innovation Engagement

This past weekend, Illinois Institute of Technology held the annual Community Innovation Project (CI Project) presentations for their Global Leaders Program. IIT’s Global Leaders Program lends the institute’s considerable tech resources and renown to influence talented young Chicagoans to aspire towards a future made better through skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.