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American Association of Colleges and Universities

The American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) is the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education. In 2003 AAC&U formed a partnership with Campus Compact to create the Center for Liberal Education and Civic Engagement.

American Association of State Colleges and Universities

American Democracy Project

A recent initiative of AASCU, American Democracy Project (ADP) is a multi-campus initiative that seeks to create an intellectual and experiential understanding of civic engagement for undergraduates enrolled at institutions that are members of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

California Service Corps

California Service Corps (CSC) seeks to provide meaningful forms of volunteerism and service to the people of California who want to strengthen and support their state through service. CSC also financially supports existing programs that apply for AmeriCorps grants.

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) is a nonprofit organization that promotes health through partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions. Founded in 1996, CCPH is a growing network of over 1000 communities and campuses that are collaborating to promote health through service-learning, community-based participatory research, and other partnership strategies.

Campus Compact

Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 950 college and university presidents-representing some 5 million students-who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education. As the only national higher education association dedicated solely to campus-based civic engagement, Campus Compact promotes public and community service that develops students' citizenship skills and provides resources and training for faculty seeking to integrate civic and community-based learning into the curriculum.

California Campus Compact

California Campus Compact, affiliated with national Campus Compact, is a membership organization of college and university presidents leading California institutions of higher education in building a state-wide collaboration to service as critical components of higher education.

Coalition of Urban & Metropolitan Universities

The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) brings together universities that share the mission of striving for national excellence while contributing to the economic development, social health, and cultural vitality of the urban or metropolitan centers served.

Corporation for National and Community Service

The mission of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is to provide opportunities for Americans of all ages and backgrounds to engage in service that addresses our nation's educational, public safety, environmental and other human needs.

AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps, often known as the "domestic Peace Corps," engages citizens in structured community service over a defined period. Individuals who become "AmeriCorps members" commit to a certain number of hours and, in return, receive a living allowance and an education scholarship.

Research Centers and Institutes

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

The Carnegie Foundation is a major national and international center for research and policy studies about teaching. Its mission is to address the hardest problems faced in teaching in public schools, colleges and universities-that is, how to succeed in the classroom, how best to achieve lasting student learning, and how to assess the impact of teaching on students.

Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement

The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) promotes research on the civic and political engagement of Americans between the ages of 15 and 25.

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

CCPH has developed a number of tools and resources for service learning and community-based participatory research.

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Higher Education Research Institute

The Higher Education Research Institute (HERI), based at the University of California, Los Angeles, serves as an interdisciplinary center for research, evaluation, information, policy studies, and research training in postsecondary education.

National Service-Learning Clearinghouse

The National Service-Learning Clearinghouse (NSLC), a program of Learn and Serve America, operates America's premier website supporting the service-learning efforts of schools, higher education institutions, communities, and tribal nations. NSLC is the nation's largest library of service-learning materials, listservs, and reference and technical assistance services.

New England Research Center for Higher Education

The New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) focuses on colleges and universities as workplaces and organizations and brings to this mission a clear commitment to collaboration, community building, and support for institutional change and innovation.

Public Policy Institute of California

The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public policy in California through independent, objective, nonpartisan research. Research focuses on three program areas: population, economy, and governance and public finance.

UC Berkeley Service Learning Research and Development Center

The UC Berkeley Service-Learning Research and Development Center was established in the School of Education in 1994 to help better understand the implications of service activities on teaching, learning, and schooling.

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Last Updated: October 16, 2013