The Center for Civic Advancement’s facilities include a meeting room with table, chairs, and a sofa, a refrigerator and microwave, and computer lab with GIS capabilities. It also houses a mini-library with several books about service learning, civic engagement, diversity, and other subjects relating to civic advancement.
The following books and videos are available for check-out.
- The Big Dummy’s Guide to Service-Learning
- Campus Compact
- Service-Learning: Using Structured Reflection to Enhance Learning from Service (Campus Compact, 2000).
- ( For Faculty )
Strategies for Creating an Engaged Campus: An Advanced Service-Learning Toolkit for Academic Leaders (Campus Compact, 2001).
- Corporation for National and Community Service - Provides opportunities for Americans of all ages and backgrounds to serve their communities and country through three programs: Senior Corps, AmeriCorps,
and Learn & Serve America. (See also Bonner Leader page for more information
on joining with AmeriCorps on campus.)
- Learning in Deed - National initiative to engage young people in service to others as part of their academic life.
- Learn, Serve & Surf - Internet resource kit for service-learning practitioners.
- National Service Learning Clearinghouse - Most comprehensive site for resources for Service-Learning project ideas. Effective practices/projects at all grade levels and for all subjects.
- http://nationalserviceresources.org/effective-practice - Tools and training for volunteer and service programs
- American Democracy Project - The American Democracy Project is a multi-campus initiative that seeks to create an intellectual and experiential understanding of civic engagement for undergraduates. Encourages political engagement.
- Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) - Based in the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy, CIRCLE conducts, collects, and funds research on the civic and political participation of young Americans. Includes Primary info collected on Election 2008.
- Council of Independent Colleges Projects - The Engaging Communities and Campuses program helps independent colleges and universities establish partnerships that can enhance experiential learning activities while addressing community needs.
- Project on Civic Reflection - Civic Reflection is the practice of reading and discussing short pieces of literature as a means of reflecting on the central questions of civic life. This simple practice can help citizens talk more comfortably about values, think more deeply about choices, and respond more imaginatively to the needs of their communities. Civic reflection is now being used by AmeriCorps programs, Rotary clubs, foundations, social service agencies, schools and other civic organizations. Online tools available for printing.
- Center for Research on Education, Diversity and Excellence - Research, publications, and more designed to help the nation’s population of diverse students achieve academic excellence.
- Diversity Web - This site is designed to serve campus practitioners seeking to place diversity at the center of the academy’s educational and societal mission.