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November 2020

2020 Civic Action Academy

November 13 - November 14
Franklin Junior High School, 4801 Franklin Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50310 United States
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Save the Date! The 2020 Civic Action Academy will be held on November 13 and 14 in Des Moines, Iowa. For the fourth year in a row, this unique professional development opportunity will bring students from Iowa and Minnesota together to learn new ways of making a difference and building skills through civic and community engagement. Sessions will offer skill-building in civic action including philanthropy, leadership, dialogue, advocacy and more. Students will also have a chance to learn what others are doing on other campuses and network with peers. This year, the event will coincide with our first Social Changemaker Challenge, sponsored by Principal. Learn more here.

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2020 Social Changemaker Challenge

November 13
Franklin Junior High School, 4801 Franklin Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50310 United States
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Brought to you by Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact and Principal Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact (IAMNCC) is excited to announce the 2020 Social Changemaker Challenge, funded by Principal. The Challenge is open to current college students in business or related majors interested in using emerging business skills to address complex social problems. Student teams will be supported in taking a systems-level approach to understanding the problem, identifying gaps, and proposing solutions. The Social Changemaker Challenge uses higher education’s human capital to create innovative solutions to complex social problems. It helps students get experience addressing complex social problems by demonstrating highly sought-after workforce skills like leadership, problem-solving, critical thinking, adaptability, and teamwork. Student teams will work with a local community or campus partner to submit an application to participate. The application will include a description of the problem and plans for the partnership. IAMNCC staff will select and invite student-community teams to the innovation challenge day. On the day of…

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