President ’ s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge Webinar Co-sponsored by The White House, the Department of Education, the Corporation for National and Community Service, and Interfaith Youth Core. June 18, 2012. Today ’ s Agenda. President ’ s Challenge Program Timeline
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President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge Webinar
Co-sponsored by The White House, the Department of Education, the Corporation for National and Community Service, and Interfaith Youth Core
June 18, 2012
President’s Challenge Program Timeline
Program Planning Template Overview
Agenda for 2011 Summer Gathering
Frequently Asked Questions
Questions and Discussions
Available at www.ed.gov/EdPartners
Return by June 25, 2012
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President’s Challenge Program Planning Template
Parts I, II, and III
Part IV: Interfaith Service
Part V: Interfaith Engagement
Part VI: Implementation, Evaluation and Sustainability
Department of Education
For participation form, planning template, and more information about the Challenge
Interfaith Youth Core
For articles, reports, and resources on building interfaith cooperation
The opening plenary will focus on the overall impact of the first year of the President’s Interfaith Service Challenge, including speakers from the Obama administration as well as Year 1 campuses highlighting stories from their institutions.
The bipartisan Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act puts strong emphasis on targeting a core set of national issues and demonstrating results. Each of the issue areas has a defined goal that each school should have in mind when selecting which area of service they want to work in. Each breakout session will include campuses speaking to how their institutions engaged the following issues:
Disaster Services - Help prepare, respond, recover, and mitigate disasters and increase community resiliency.
Economic Opportunity - Provide, support and/or facilitate access to services and resources that contribute to the improved economic well-being and security of economically disadvantaged people.
Education - Provide, support and/or facilitate access to services and resources that contribute to improved educational outcomes for economically disadvantaged people, especially children.
Environmental Stewardship - Provide services that contribute to increased energy and water efficiency, renewable energy use, or improving at-risk ecosystems, and support increased citizen behavioral change leading to increased efficiency, renewable energy use, and ecosystem improvements particularly for economically disadvantaged households and economically disadvantaged communities.
CNCS Days of Service – Learn about how some campuses catalyzed their communities around national days of service and get more information on CNCS resources to support your campus’ national service days.
5:30 PM Evening Reception – Blackburn Center
These sessions focus particularly on best practices in advancing interfaith cooperation on campus as an institutional priority. Both breakout times will include the following sessions (repeated in the second time slot):
Lunch will be available for purchase in the Blackburn Center. To facilitate networking conversations, certain tables will be marked to address specific topics, such as Muslim-Jewish relations on campus, engaging evangelicals, addressing particular service issues, etc.
These breakout sessions will include representatives from national religious, interfaith, and service organizations that exist to support your interfaith service efforts on campus. Come get connected to existing networks and communities that can support your campus programs this year and into the future.
Closing session will include a celebration of the new campuses joining for the second year of the President’s Challenge and a send-off for all participants.
If you have questions, please email us at [email protected]