NC Collegiate Civics Project

NC Collegiate Civics Project

In summer 2020, NC Campus Engagement launched the NC Collegiate Civics Project (NC-CCP). Through this effort, we seek to improve civic life in North Carolina by promoting election engagement and civil discourse and dialogue on member institutions throughout the state. Funding is provided by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation (See the ZSR Press Release). Here you can learn about our broader election engagement efforts.

Z. Smith Reynold Foundation

Visit the Civic & Political Engagement and Civil Discourse & Dialogue webpages to learn about these components of the NC-CCP. 

Democracy Innovation Grants

We offered a highly competitive grant opportunity to promote civic and democratic engagement beyond elections.

Through these funds, we were seeking new projects, programs, or initiatives that

  • Helped students develop the skills, habits, and dispositions of citizenship in a democracy. Possible approaches include civic learning, media literacy, Issues Forums, etc.
  • Were creative, impactful, and sustainable
  • Were curricular and co-curricular (preference was given to projects that incorporate both)

2021 Democracy Innovation Grant Recipients ($5,000)

UNC Wilmington

William Peace University