St. Paul, Minn (PRWEB) June 06, 2012
NobleHour today announced plans to sponsor the Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota on June 6, 2012. The summit, which is hosted by the Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin Campus Compacts, helps campuses network, create strong community partnerships, and learn how to integrate civic and community-based learning into their curricula.
The summit will comprise of several presentations exploring different models of community engagement, sustainable service-learning strategies, and other civic-engagement focused topics. Speakers include representatives from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Buena Vista University, the University of Northern Iowa, Macalester College, and other institutions.
"Rather than resigning ourselves to the existence of major social problems, campuses can build partnerships that support student success and address specific community priorities." states the Iowa Campus Compact website.
“Campus Compact and NobleHour both believe in the value of community service in education. By supporting their mission, we further ours as well.” said Scott Fore, managing partner of NobleHour.
NobleHour is an online platform that streamlines membership management, content management, event management, hour tracking, and impact measurement solutions. NobleHour tracks student service and generates comprehensive reports, saving educators valuable time.
“It’s important for universities and colleges to leverage technologies like NobleHour to execute, manage and strengthen volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement initiatives,” said Fore.
"NobleHour makes it so they can spend more time and money tackling the challenging issues present in their communities.”
For more information about the conference, visit http://www.midwestengagementsummit.org
NobleHour is based in Lakeland, FL and was started by a team of knowledgeable business investors, representing over 70 years of unparalleled entrepreneurial and business experience. They developed SweatMonkey.org in 2005 as an online service learning management platform for students and schools. SweatMonkey was used by countless organizations such as the YMCA, the SPCA, the United Way of North Central Florida, and the University of Florida. SweatMonkey was rebranded and launched in 2012 as NobleHour.com.
About Campus Compact
Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents—representing some 6 million students—who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education. Campus Compact promotes public and community service that develops students’ citizenship skills, helps campuses forge effective community partnerships, and provides resources and training for faculty seeking to integrate civic and community-based learning into the curriculum.