Through corporate partnerships, federal grants, and other resources we seek to positively impact communities. Our programs create opportunities for students to make a difference and build the capacity of nonprofit organizations to make a change.
Campus Compact AmeriCorps
Campus Compact AmeriCorps is the catalyst for building higher education and community partnerships in Iowa’s communities. We leverage federal national service funding to build capacity and create student opportunities. See below for specific programs.
Campus-based programs offer opportunities for member colleges and universities and Volunteer Centers to recruit full-time and part-time members who implement Civic Action Plans and build community-campus connections. Contact Justin Ellis for more information.
VISTA Community and Health Corps
The Iowa Campus Compact VISTA Community Corps strives to eliminate poverty through campus-community partnerships by placing full-time capacity building support in nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions. Full-time members serve for a year or a summer to build capacity, specifically for education, economic opportunity, and health. Contact Monique Ellefson for more information.
Summer Reading Corps
The Summer Reading Corps offers opportunities for nonprofits to expand their reach to deliver reading programs to children, teens, and adults in their community and unique summer work and learning experience for college students. The program provides the agency with a nine-week paid full-time AmeriCorps volunteer to deliver local summer reading programming. Contact Justin Ellis for more information.
Tyson Community Internship Program
The Tyson Foods Summer Community Internship Program is a partnership between Campus Compact and Tyson Foods to provide an invaluable opportunity for select college students to gain professional experience while making a positive impact in our community.
The program provides full-time college students an eight-week paid summer job to assist community organizations and gain experience with diverse social issues. The program is open to nonprofit organizations in Sioux City, Storm Lake, and Council Bluffs, Iowa with a grant to hire a qualified college student for the summer. Contact Justin Ellis for more information.
Consulting and Facilitation
Iowa Campus Compact staff has expertise in community engagement, student development, course development, strategic planning and facilitation that can help move your work forward on campus. As a part of membership, affiliates can take advantage of the opportunity for this support at no cost for most requests. Non-members and other organizations can also request support.
Any member is welcome to contact us for short-term advice and consulting as a benefit of membership/affiliation. Our team is also available to provide more substantial consulting, such as facilitating dialogues or conducting workshops specifically tailored to your needs or conducting an external program review. Members are eligible for one free service per year.
Standard cost per staff trainer/facilitator:
- $250 half day/ $500 full day for members
- $500 half day/ $1000 full day for non-members
For more information and scheduling contact Monique Ellefson.