Reinvigorating the civic mission of higher education.

Maine Campus Compact is a coalition of 18 member campuses whose purpose is to catalyze and lead a movement to reinvigorate the public purposes and civic mission of higher education.

We seek to transform our campuses in ways that develop better informed, active citizen problem-solvers, stronger communities, and a more just democratic society. We believe that our campuses must be vital agents and architects of a flourishing democracy.

Program Highlights:

Campuses for Environmental Stewardship Project is Launched!

Maine Campus Compact, in partnership with Campus Compact for Southern New England and New Hampshire Campus Compact, has been awarded a grant from the Davis Educational Foundation to support curricular innovation and environmental stewardship. The Campuses for Environmental Stewardship (CES) program will train college faculty from 16 baccalaureate degree granting colleges and universities in CT, MA, ME, NH and RI to develop courses which partner with community organizations to address pressing issues such as environmental stewardship and STEM education.  2018 Funding Announcement

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2018 Water Challenge

*Updated Information 3/19/2018!*

Great news! The stipend has been increased to $250! We still have spots available so if you are interested please register with the link below!

The Maine Student Water Challenge will award $250 stipends to 40 higher education students in Maine, organized into teams of 2-4 (individual participants are welcome as well!), who develop an innovative Water Action Plan. Each Water Action Plan will address a water related topic from one of the following topic categories: educating and empowering a low income community about a local water quality issue; a curriculum for K-12 students focused on water quality or storm water runoff; or another pre-approved water-related topic of the team’s choice.

Participants will be encouraged to attend the final Water Challenge Palooza where they will be able to present their Water Action Plan as well as attend a SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities) training.

The Maine Student Water Challenge Guidelines will be posted soon and sent to interested participant’s emails.

Interested? Please click here to register for the Water Challenge!

Please click here to view and fill out the Water Challenge Commitment Agreement.

2018 Maine Water Challenge Timeline:

  • March 26, 2018 Registration and Commitment Agreement due
  • March 27, 2018 All teams announced
  • March 29 or March 30, 2018                                                                    Kick-off training webinars (45 minutes, select one)
  • April 6, 2018 Media release and W-9 due
  • April 25, 2018 Team Water Action Plans due
  • April 28, 2018 Student Water Palooza

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2018 Water Challenge Guidelines


Maine Partnership for Environmental Stewardship

The Maine Partnership for Environmental Stewardship Program officially launched on August 15, 2017!  Learn more about our how our team of 38 AmeriCorps Members are improving energy efficiency and providing light weatherization services to low-income families across the state of Maine!

This program is proudly sponsored by the Maine Commission for Community Service and the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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Upcoming Events:

2018 Annual Awards Ceremony

Honoring faculty, students, community & corporate partners dedicated to cultivating change in our communities!

April 25, 2018, 2:00 PM Bates College, Lewiston, Maine

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