Organization

Maine Campus Compact

Focus Areas

  • Education & Youth
  • Environment

Contact Information

220 College St
Lewiston, ME 04240


(207) 786-8216

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.

About Maine Campus Compact

Maine Campus Compact:
Supports the development of Maine communities.
Cultivates the next generation of leaders and community problem-solvers.
Deepens higher education’s commitment to civic and public purposes.

We work with our member campuses to:

Improve the quality of education by developing academic and co-curricular practices that cultivate the skills and habits of citizen problem-solving in our students;

Engage faculty in community-based teaching and scholarship focused on societal concerns;

Develop collaborative partnerships among campuses and communities; and

Advance leadership throughout the state in addressing critical issues and strengthening democracy.

Our programs include:
AmeriCorps VISTA College Aspiration & Success Program
Campus Election Engagement Project
Campuses for Environmental Stewardship
Fusion Faculty Online Service-Learning Training
Maine Annual Civic Engagement Awards
Maine Hunger Dialogue
Maine Partnerships for Environmental Stewardship AmeriCorps Program*
STEM Maine Landscape Analysis & Partnership Coordination

Maine Campus Compact’s Impact

* MAINE PARTNERSHIPS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP (MPES) AMERICORPS PROGRAM

Maine Campus Compact’s MPES Program will host 38 AmeriCorps Members (a combo of FT/QT/MT ) who will partner with higher education institutions and community organizations at 6 sites across the state. MPES Focus Areas are Environmental Stewardship and Economic Opportunity. Maine’s cold climate, inadequate weatherization resources, and aged building stock contribute to a vital need for increased energy efficiency. Economically disadvantaged populations, in particular, have a greater mean energy burden due to lower quality housing and reliance on energy-intensive heating devices.

Through campus/community partnerships focused on energy efficiency education and light weatherization services, MPES AmeriCorps Members will increase energy efficiency and cost savings for economically disadvantaged populations, community organizations, and non-profit higher educational institutions. In addition to responding to the need for increased energy efficiency, MPES will address the need for more job opportunities and vocational training, particularly for unemployed and economically disadvantaged individuals in growth fields like green jobs.

By participating in environmental stewardship training programs and receiving tailored career guidance, MPES AmeriCorps Members will gain a broad skill set for assessing energy efficiency, recruiting volunteers, and designing effective interventions.

  • Year Founded 1994
  • Legal Form 501c3

Maine Campus Compact Programs

Maine Partnerships for Environmental Stewardship

Maine Campus Compact’s Maine Partnerships for Environmental Stewardship (MPES) Program will host 38 AmeriCorps Members (a combo of FT/QT/MT ) who will partner with higher education institutions and community organizations at 6 sites across the state. MPES focus areas are environmental stewardship and economic opportunity. Maine’s cold climate, inadequate weatherization resources, and aged building stock contribute to a vital need for increased energy efficiency. Economically disadvantaged populations, in particular, have a greater mean energy burden due to lower quality housing and reliance on energy-intensive heating devices. Through campus/community partnerships focused on energy efficiency education and light weatherization services, MPES AmeriCorps Members will increase energy efficiency and cost savings for economically disadvantaged populations, community organizations, and non-profit higher educational institutions. In addition to responding to the need for increased energy efficiency, MPES will address the need for more job opportunities and vocational training, particularly for unemployed and economically disadvantaged individuals in growth fields like green jobs.