a promising connection: increasing college access and success through civic engagement

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This session will explore the known research about the connection between civic engagement activities and college access and success and share best practices, data and evaluations two successful programs that have used service and service-learning as a strategy to increase college access and success.


  • 1.A Promising Connection: Increasing College Access and Success through Civic Engagement

2. Campus Compact: Who we are?
A national coalition of 1,100 college and university presidents representing six million students.
Committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education.
Public, private, two-year, four-year
Founded 1985
35 state affiliate Campus Compacts
3. Presenters
Maggie Stevens, EdD
Indiana Campus Compact
Executive Director
Jacob Vennie-Vollrath
Wisconsin Campus Compact
M3C Fellows Program Director
Michelle Snitgen
Michigan Campus Compact
Assistant Director for Grant Programs
Renee Zientek
Michigan Campus Compact
Executive Director
4. How did you get to college?
6. Presidents Leadership Summit
Why a Presidents Leadership Summit?
Why look at Access and Success and its connection to Civic Engagement?
7. Global College Completion Rates
8. Civic Engagement: A Call to Action
I call on all Americans to stand up and do what they can to serve their communities, shape our history, and enrich both their own lives and the lives of others across the country.
-President Barack Obama
9. Civic Engagement: A Promising Connection
Civic engagement increases student access and success
H.S. Student: Service-learning motivates me to keep on going.
College Student: I applied my chemistry skills to water quality problems. I can use this knowledge anywhere in the world.
10. Getting through K12 to Higher Ed
Increased attendance rates and decreased suspensions
(Laird & Black, 2002; Ohlson, 2009)
Improved grade point averages and academic engagement
(Billig, 2007; Kraft, 2003)
Enhanced sense of self
(McGuire, 2006)
Enhanced social consciousness
(Furco, 2002; Lakin, 2006)
11. Getting through K12 to Higher Ed
Facilitation of the transition to adulthood
(Nela, Kielsmeier, & Crossley, 2006)
Greater impact on lower-income, ethnic minority, and at-risk youth
(Cress, Stokamer, & Drummond Hays, 2010; Melchior & Bailis,1999; Scales,2005)
Civic engagement is one way to insure that no child is left behind.
(Gent, 2007)
12. Getting through K12 to Higher Ed
In a national study-- 65% of all high school students: motivation increases if classes connect learning with serving.
(Bridgeland, Dilulio, & Wulsin, 2008)
77% S-L students indicated that service learning encourages them to work hard
Only 8% of low performing schools offer service-learning
Youth from disadvantaged school districts less likely to have college access resources
(CollegeAccess, 2004; Darling-Hammond & Bransford, 2005; Evans, 2004)
and are less likely to have cultural knowledge about college procedures
(Bourdieu, 1977; Zeldin, 2004).
13. Getting through K12 to Higher Ed
90% of college mentors earn college degree
90% of mentees better understand how a college degree can help their future
75% of mentees better understand which classes will best prepare them for college
79% African American & 2/3 of American Indian and Hispanic youth Strongly Agreed
California Campus Compact
Youth-to-College Initiative
14. Michigan Campus Compact:
College Positive Volunteerism Curriculum
15. What Would You Do with a Million Dollars?
$ 1,000,000Individuals with bachelors degrees earn about
$1 million more in a lifetime than a high school graduate 1
- $ 23,000Average Student Loansfor a 4 year degree 2
$ 977,000after paying student loans
1 U.S Department of Labor, 2006
2 National Center for Education Statistics at the
US Department of Education, 2008
16. What could you do with a Million Dollars?
2000 water wells1
25 Habitat for Humanity Homes2
11,108 Tickets to Disney World 3
14 Hummers 4
400 Gucci Handbags 5
Sponsor140 children for 20 years 6
1 Wine to Water
2 Habitat for Humanity
4 Hummer
5 Gucci
6 Save the Children
17. Learn and Serve Grant Program2006 2009Youth Outcomes
Participating youth reported:
Increased success in school (49.1%)
Increased interest in going to college(64.5%)
2010, Michigan Campus Compact. All rights reserved
19. What is a College Positive Volunteer?
A college student who encourages and serves as a resource for youth, helping them to consider, plan for and pursue higher education.
Where are you going to college?
How can I help you get there?
20. CPV Training Goals
Understand what it means to be an ambassador of higher education
Comfortable having conversations with youth about college
Understand that CPVs are RESOURCES
Comfortable using the CPV Toolkit
21. CPV Toolkit
1. Before you Volunteer
2. Elementary School
3. Middle School
4. High School
5. Ways to Pay for College
6. Additional Resources
7. Glossary of Terms
22. CPV Activities
CPV Activities for K-12Youth

  • Elementary Students

23. Middle School Students 24. High School StudentsCPV Activities by Length of Service

  • Event-Based

25. Short Term 26. Extended Term


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