Maryland Campus Compact
Established in 2008, the Maryland Campus Compact is a statewide higher education association comprised of 22 two- and four-year public and private colleges and universities. Member institutions are committed to bringing the resources of the academy to bear on community issues, both locally and globally, through sustainable partnerships with their communities. MDCC is a state office of the national Campus Compact, a coalition of nearly 1,100 college and university presidents, representing some 6 million students.
Baltimore CARES (Change Agents Reaching Empowerment through Service-Learning) is developing two interdisciplinary service-learning curricula that will engage students in two pilot schools over the course of the school term, to learn about and make an impact on the challenges of vacant lots and drug addiction. Its goals are to increase students’ academic engagement and meet Maryland’s Seven Best Practices for Service-Learning: address a recognized need in the community, achieve curricular objectives, reflect throughout the service-learning experience, develop student responsibility, establish community partnerships, plan ahead for service learning, and equip students with knowledge and skills needed for civic engagement.