• The Democracy Commitment

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    The Democracy Commitment (TDC) is a national organization dedicated to advancing democracy in America’s community colleges, and to making democratic skills available to all students who desire a voice in local, state, and national discourse and action. To that end, TDC provides a platform for the development and expansion of community college programs, projects, and curricula that engage students in civic and democratic education and engagement.

    TDC was founded in November 2011 by a group of 50 community college presidents and chancellors, with support from AASCU’s American Democracy Project (ADP) and The New York Times. Since then, it has expanded its membership to include 130 community college campuses serving over one million students in 22 states.

    Since its founding, TDC has enjoyed a fruitful partnership with ADP. In addition to organizing their own separate initiatives, TDC and ADP collaborate on a number of projects, including the annual Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meetings (also co-organized by NASPA). The office of TDC’s full-time National Director, Verdis L. Robinson, is located at AASCU’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.

    To learn more about The Democracy Commitment, please visit their website or contact TDC’s National Director by email at tdc@aascu.org

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