Founded in 1985 by the presidents of Brown, Georgetown and Stanford universities, the Campus Compact organization was designed to combat the popular image of college students as being wholly self-absorbed and uninterested in the broad range of social concerns outside the walls of their respective colleges and universities. Today, the organization remains committed to helping a wide variety of institutions create supportive academic environments for community service and to forming partnerships with a host of institutions, including those in the worlds of business and social-service providers. As might be expected, there is a wide range of free publications available on the site, including materials on starting campus-community partnerships, information on relevant legislation and policy, and materials on incorporating service-learning projects into the college-level curriculum. Of course, visitors will want to take a look at the current edition (and the archived issues) of their two fine in-house publications, the Campus Compact Reader (which highlights the best writing on civic education and service-learning from around the US), and the Compact Current, which is the organization's quarterly newsletter for organizations and institutions involved in public and community service.
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