Vista Member Highlight: Emma Ware At Central College

This year, Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact has the privilege to sponsor AmeriCorps VISTA members at 15 sites across Minnesota and Iowa. This month, we are honored to highlight one of our VISTAs, Emma Ware, who is currently serving at Central College. So far during her term, Emma has led some amazing initiatives and projects, [...]


Embracing Change & Coalition Building

Embracing Change and Coalition Building

As many of you know, Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact is in the midst of some big and exciting changes. On July 1, 2024, Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact’s affiliate status with Campus Compact will end. While our mission and work will remain the same, we will emerge from the disaffiliation process with a new [...]


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Campus Visit: College of St. Scholastica

A reflection from Executive Director, Rob Barron I tell people often that my favorite part of my job is visiting campuses across Iowa and Minnesota. As beautiful as your places to work often are, and as much as the foodie in me likes hunting out fun places to eat, the reason I love these visits [...]


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Reflection on Service to Mark Hispanic Heritage Month

A message from Executive Director, Rob Barron In three days, we will mark the beginning of the 2023 Hispanic Heritage Month, an opportunity to share culture and celebrate the achievements of Latinos in our community. I am proud of my Latino heritage and these thirty days are always special for me. They represent an opportunity [...]


IAMNCC Announces Midwest College Corps AmeriCorpsPlanning Grant

We are excited to announce that our organization was awarded a $100,000 AmeriCorps Planning Grant to implement a paid “internship” program focused on civic and career readiness. The planning grant will begin September 1, 2023 and run through August 31, 2024. During that time, we will be soliciting feedback from our member campuses, building program components and community connections, and applying for funding [...]


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IAMNCC Recognizes 2023 Newman Civic Fellows

Iowa and Minnesota Campus Compact is excited to recognize the 13 students from our member campuses that were recognized as 2023 Newman Civic Fellows. The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes students who stand out for their commitment to creating positive change in communities locally and around the world. Fellows are nominated by Campus Compact member presidents [...]


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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.

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