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MAPSCorps (Meaningful Active Productive Science in Service to Community) is a collaboration between the University of Chicago’s South Side Health and Vitality Studies (SSHVS), After School Matters, various Chicago community-based organizations, and post-secondary education institutions.   

MAPSCorps trains and employs local high school students to map the assets in our communities. Under the supervision of University of Chicago mentors and college and graduate students, youth gain hands-on experience in science, technology, engineering, math and health—all while collecting valuable information on neighborhood businesses and organizations.  People can use these data to find services, improve health and health care, attract new businesses and visitors to their neighborhoods, and advocate for community needs (see www.mapscorps.org). To date, we have provided 259 meaningful work opportunities for youth who have identified over 16,000 businesses and organizations in more than 35 communities in Chicago.

In Summer 2015, we aspire to scale MAPSCorps to the entire city of Chicago. We are interested in cultivating partnerships with post-secondary education institutions like yours to help us in this endeavor.  Post-secondary education institutional partners may be called upon to help provide space for MAPSCorps programming activities and will aid in the recruitment and placement of qualified college and/or graduate students to serve as “field coordinators.”  Trained by University of Chicago research professionals and staff, field coordinators manage local high school youth in data collection and aid in the development and administering of extracurricular youth STEM and community-based programming.  We also envision these partnerships as having the potential to integrate with classroom experiences, such that post-secondary education institutional partners could have the option to build classes and/or teach around the program experience if they wish. We are currently in the process of fundraising to support the core infrastructure for the program including the extracurricular youth programming.  The number of partners that we are able to take on for MAPSCorps 2015 is dependent upon this funding.  All partners will be fully credited on public-facing signage, in presentations, and on the MAPSCorps website. 

 

If your institution is interested in learning more about becoming a MAPSCorps partner, please contact Mark Ohrtman at mohrtman@bsd.uchicago.edu or 773.934.3292.  


ILCC and CEEP would like to congratulate the following schools for being awarded grant money to be used to help get out the vote and engage students in the upcoming November elections!!!

Dominican University

Governors State University

Millikin University

Northwestern University

Parkland College

Truman College

Western Illinois University



Get Ready for Election Season!

Non-partisan election engagement resource

 

Illinois Campus Compact is excited to announce that we have partnered with the Campus Election Engagement Project.  The Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) is a national non-partisan voter engagement project, which had a major impact in 2008 and 2012 and began addressing off  year elections in 2013. CEEP helps America's colleges and universities get as many of their students as possible to register, volunteer in campaigns, educate themselves, and turn out at the polls. Together with CEEP, we work through administrators, faculty, staff, plus student leaders, helping them use their key positions to engage their campuses. We focus on students because they historically vote at lower rates than other groups particularly in non-presidential elections. And because when they begin to participate, their habits of involvement can last a lifetime.

 

For more information about resources and how ILCC can help your campus, please contact Amy Ludwig, aludwig1@depaul.edu

 

http://www.campuselect.org/

 


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Campus Compact member presidents are joined together in their commitment to the development of personal and social responsibility as integral to the educational mission of their campuses. 

Campus Compact is a leader in building civic engagement into campus and academic life. Illinois Campus Compact is a state office of the national organization and our membership unites public, private, two-and four-year institutions across the spectrum of higher education. Illinois Campus Compact is housed at DePaul University in Chicago Illinois.

March, 2013 marked the begining of 20+ years of service to our campus communities.  ILCC is proud of its long history of supporting the development of citizen students through service-learning opportunities on its engaged member campuses. Currently Illinois Campus Compact has 40 member campuses. Illinois members are also part of the National Campus Compact, a coalition of nearly 1,100 college and university presidents, representing some 6 million students.