Announcing Our 24-25 Partner Institutions: Iowa College Corps AmeriCorps

In the spring of 2024, we announced the expansion of our Iowa AmeriCorps State and National grant to include the Nonprofit and Public Sector Career Readiness Program. This program offers students the opportunity to learn about and prepare for leadership in nonprofit and public sector work while strengthening their civic commitments and networking with like-minded [...]


The Social Change Wheel in Action at the College of St. Scholastica

The Social Change Wheel was created by Minnesota Campus Compact almost 20 years ago and has served as a tool and resource for many schools across our network and beyond. In 2020, the Social Change Wheel received an update and the Social Change Wheel 2.0 Toolkit was launched. Since that time, we have seen this [...]


VISTA Member Highlight: Skyler Ramsey at Iowa Nonprofit Alliance

Seed Coalition is the grant sponsor for 15 AmeriCorps VISTA members across Minnesota and Iowa this year. This month, we are highlighting Skyler Ramsey, our Iowa Nonprofit VISTA. Their service is unique as it is shared between their site location at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) and Iowa’s recently launched state-wide nonprofit association, the [...]


Announcing: Seed Coalition

The countdown to coalition is over! Following National Campus Compact’s decision to dissolve its affiliate model, our network was faced with an opportunity to redefine our organizational identity and recommit to the vision and values that have guided our work for the past 30 years. Over the last two years, the Iowa & Minnesota Campus [...]


Introducing Iowa College Corps AmeriCorps

In Celebration of AmeriCorps week, we are excited to announce that for the 2024-2025 Academic Year, our Iowa AmeriCorps State and National grant program is expanding!  Next year, in addition to operating our Peer Mentoring program, (previously CLAP), we will also be launching a pilot of our Nonprofit and Public Sector Career Readiness program. With this expansion, our new and [...]


Countdown to Coalition Series Part 3: Sustaining the Public Purpose of Higher Education

“There’s a role we can play around helping to bring people together to work together to build a common good – that’s an area that needs a lot of help and it’s an opportunity for higher education to support engaged democracy.”–David Weerts https://youtu.be/nUf5TnEhE2A It’s a lot easier for our young people to see a shared [...]





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Seed Coalition strengthens the capacity of colleges and universities to fulfill the public purposes of higher education through its coalition of diverse college campuses in Iowa, Minnesota, and the Midwest. Our network includes rural and urban campuses, public universities and private colleges, community colleges, and trade schools.

We connect higher education professionals who work in the spaces of community and civic engagement and educate students through community and civic learning experiences. Learn about our mission and values and meet our members.

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