Iowa Western Community College
Commission Competitive Education Awards Program FY 2012
Iowa Campus Compact (IACC) is a statewide association of 23 college and university presidents who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education by educating students for active citizenship and building strong communities. This is accomplished by integrating community service, service-learning, and community engagement opportunities into students' academic and co-curricular activities. The Iowa Campus Compact AmeriCorps Program (ICCAP) serves this mission by increasing college student members' skills and interest in citizenship and leadership. ICCAP members will serve their communities by meeting identified needs and helping to build community organizations' capacity to meet those needs. To achieve these goals, we request 150 members in minimum-time positions and 20 members in quarter-time positions who will serve in both urban and rural communities of Iowa. These members will serve to support the Corporation for National and Community Service focus area of capacity building by recruiting and managing volunteers, improving partner organization volunteer practices, and conducting community impact assessments with some of those organizations. The volunteer recruitment strategy will result in at least 1,700 new volunteers for partner organizations. Members will utilize their specific skills to deepen the impact and connection of their academic institution and its resources to these community partner organizations. Iowa Western Community College serves as the fiscal agent for Iowa Campus Compact and this AmeriCorps program.