Iowa Campus Compact Welcomes Campus Compact AmeriCorps Summer Partners

July 2, 2019

Iowa Campus Compact welcomes the newest partners in our mission to strengthen community-campus relationships as part of our Campus Compact AmeriCorps Program this summer.

“Summer offers a great opportunity for students to get real-world experiences,” said Executive Director Emily Shields. “These organizations are offering those experiences and receiving capacity support to meet their missions.”

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.

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.

Meet our 2019 summer partners:

 

The Arc of East Central Iowa,
Cornell College

In partnership with Cornell College, The Arc of East Central Iowa summer Campus Compact AmeriCorps project will improve efficiency and clarity for future respite workers and distribute a client satisfaction survey to assess the processes that are currently in place and identify opportunities for growth.

 

Colfax Historical Society,
Central College

In partnership with Central College, the Colfax Historical Society summer Campus Compact AmeriCorps project will develop and implement best practices around preservation of historic documents and artifacts and create materials that record community history and expand awareness of the organization.

 

Waypoint Services,
Cornell College

In partnership with Cornell College, Waypoint Services‘ summer Campus Compact AmeriCorps project will assess and recommend improvements to the KidsPoint Learning Center & Preschool’s educational programming.

 

Cornell College Civic Engagement Office

The Civic Engagement Office at Cornell College‘s summer Campus Compact AmeriCorps project will focus on revitalizing the Alternative Breaks program by utilizing feedback from surveys and other dta from the last year of Cornell Alternative Breaks to determine areas for improvement and growth, creating guidelines for education and reflection as well as identifying partnerships to improve the organization’s effectiveness.These capacity building measures will allow for more effective volunteer management for trip leaders, advisors, and participants during the academic year.

These organizations join other partners in our summer programs including Summer Reading Corps, Summer VISTA,  and Tyson Community Internship sites.