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Service

  • Academic Service-Learning
  • Individual Service
  • Student Club Service
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Civic Leadership

  • iCED Civic Ambassador Program
  • Voter Engagement Internships
  • Changemaking
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Democratic Engagement

  • Civic Action Scorecard
  • Voter Engagement

Service

Volunteer work that aims to improve the community through organizations such as a nonprofit, government agency, school, grassroots organization, or through iCED-approved projects. Refer to our standards for service.

Academic Service-Learning (AS-L)

AS-L is service that is integrated into a course. Service must be directly related to the class subject matter and meet an identified community need. Intentional, ongoing critical reflection must be incorporated into the course to help connect the service with the course objectives and with civic learning.

  1. Review iCED's Standards for Service
  2. View step-by-step instructions on how to register
  3. Find a community service partner
  4. Register for Service

Upcoming Deadlines for Service-Learning Hour Logs

Term Deadline
First 8 weeks (Aug. 23 – Oct. 8) Friday, Sep. 24
2nd 8 weeks (Oct. 25 – Dec. 17) Friday, Dec. 10
12 weeks (Sep. 27 – Dec. 17) Friday, Dec. 10
14 weeks (Sep. 13 – Dec .17) Friday, Dec. 10
16 weeks (Aug. 23 – Dec. 17) Friday, Dec. 10

Individual Service

Service that is not part of a requirement for a class.

  1. Review iCED's Standards for Service
  2. Find a community service partner
  3. Register for Service

Student Club Service

Service performed as part of your membership with an MDC student club.

  1. Review iCED's Standards for Service
  2. Find a community service partner
  3. Register for Service

Student Service Awards

Civic Leadership

Assume leadership or membership roles in organizations,behave, and work through controversy, with civility, and develop empathy, ethics, values, with a sense of social responsibility.

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iCED Civic Ambassador Program

Earn money as you serve your community. This Federal Work-Study program provides you with training, leadership opportunities, and professional skills. Work with our iCED offices as we implement various programming initiatives across our campuses. Civic Ambassadors work a flexible schedule of 15-25 hours a week. Payment is dependent on each student's own Financial Aid award package.

Fill out an iCED Student Job interest form to learn more

Civic Leadership Fellows

Help address our community's most pressing issues and develop your leadership and changemaker skills. This Federal Work-Study program involves working off campus at non-profit organizations and communicating with your campus' iCED office to strengthen the partnership. Civic Leadership Fellows work a flexible schedule of 15-25 hours a week. Payment is dependent on each student's own Financial Aid award package.

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Fill out an iCED Student Job interest form to learn more

Voter Engagement Internships

Work to involve your peers in participatory democracy through long-term voter engagement, public policy, and social justice initiatives on campus.

  • Democracy Fellows with Campus Vote Project (CVP)
    • Promote the importance of democratic engagement, help increase voter registration across campus, and increase voter participation. CVP Democracy Fellows receive a $500 stipend per semester and work 10-15 hours a week.
  • Engagement Fellows with Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP)
    • Help your peers get ready to make informed decisions for the upcoming elections. CEEP Engagement Fellows receive a $1000 stipend and work about 10 hours per week from August 30, 2021 – April 29, 2022.
  • Vote Everywhere Ambassadors with Andrew Goodman Foundation (AGF)
    • Become more politically active and engaged on campus. Vote Everywhere Ambassadors receive $500 per semester to engage in voter education/voter engagement, and tackle important social justice issues. Each campus team also receives $1,000 per academic year to spend on programming. Ambassadors work between 5-10 hours per week.

Fill out an iCED Student Job interest form to learn more

Changemaking

Join MDC’s effort to create an “everyone a changemaker world”

Student Civic Leadership Awards

The Civic Leadership Award

Democratic Engagement

Experiences that prepare students for informed, engaged participation in their communities’ civic and democratic life by providing opportunities to develop civic knowledge, skills, and mindsets.

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iCED’s Civic Action Scorecard

Take Action. Score Points. Earn Awards.

The Civic Action Scorecard is your toolkit for learning how to flex your civic muscles! In its simplest form, the Scorecard is a list of possibilities for Civic Actions. Whether you are registering to vote for the first time or ready to run for office, the Scorecard will support your growth as civic learners, help you demonstrate your learning in the creation of a portfolio, and prepare you to earn an award for your efforts. We present the Civic Action Scorecard as an equitable, accessible, and diverse guide towards civic empowerment for all.

  1. Review the Civic Action Scorecard and its 75+ Civic Actions.
  2. Explore the Student Guide to learn how to take action.
  3. Prepare your Civic Action Portfolio with documentation and reflection.
  4. Document your progress with the Tracking Sheet.
  5. Score at least 100 points to qualify for the Civic Action Award

Voter Engagement

Visit MDC’s one-stop election readiness site: register to vote, sign-up for vote-by-mail, check voter registration status, update voter registration address, learn about important deadlines, and more!

Student Democratic Engagement Awards

The Civic Action Award