New Jersey Campus Compact (NJCC) is managing Changebuilders as an AmeriCorps project whereby funding comes from Americorps to help support the coordinator living allowances. We will target a total of 10 partner institutions in 2018 with preference given to programs that show a commitment to developing civic transfer pathways and 2-year/4- year engagement cohorts between community colleges and baccalaureate institutions, as follows:
Community College – Baccalaureate Partnerships:
Civic engagement cohorts and civic transfer pathways enhance the ways in which civic engagement is helping to level the opportunity playing field for college students.
• Civic Engagement Cohorts - Defined as groups of civically engaged students from neighboring 2-year and 4-year higher education institutions working side by side as issue action teams.
• Civic Transfer Pathways - Defined as a strategy for encouraging transfer students’ academic persistence and excellence through civic engagement. Actions associated with this strategy include:
- Tracking student community-based experiences while gaining an Associates Degree (for example through academic transcripts)
- Articulating the pathways through which these experiences will be recognized while gaining a Bachelors or equivalent degree (for example through removing disciplinary and course prerequisites; counting experiences in ePortfolios)