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Maine Campus Compact

Contact Information

51 Westminster Street
Lewiston, ME 04240

(207) 753-6626

Focus Areas

  • Education & Youth
  • Environment

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. Read More

  • About Us
    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
  • Our Impact

    Maine Campus Compact’s MEAP Program will host 20+ AmeriCorps Members (a combo of FT/QT/MT ) who will partner with higher education institutions and community organizations at several sites across the state. MEAP 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, MEAP 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, MEAP 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, MEAP AmeriCorps Members will gain a broad skill set for assessing energy efficiency, recruiting volunteers, and designing effective interventions.

Maine Campus Compact Programs

Maine Campus Compact VISTA

Maine Campus Compact (MCC) is a statewide coalition of colleges and universities whose purpose is to further the public purposes and civic mission of higher education. MCC’s team of 10 VISTAs will develop programming that mobilizes college students to increase college aspirations in Maine’s K-12 youth with an emphasis on low-income students.