Beginning in 2001, the Michigan Campus Compact undertook a new initiative to promote student civic engagement that was at the core of the Michigan Campus Compact's mission, which focused on "the civic purpose of higher education." This undertaking called upon the talents and energies of students to be active members of their own community by working and feeling a sense of responsibility to improve their community.
In July of 2007, the Connect Michigan Alliance merged with the Michigan Nonprofit Association. Through this merger, Michigan Campus Compact and the Volunteer Centers of Michigan joined Highway T as affiliate associations of the Michigan Nonprofit Association. Michigan Campus Compact plays an important role in working with higher education under this new structure, which allows Michigan Campus Compact to grow as well as to maximize impact for the state and for our member campuses. The affiliation between the Michigan Nonprofit Association and Michigan Campus Compact provides opportunities to build a more effective and efficient organization for the delivery of volunteer and service programs that will benefit the Michigan nonprofit sector.
This year, the Michigan Campus Compact funding was reallocated so the Office of Precollege Programming has continued the services that Michigan Campus Compact began. Community service and service-learning opportunities have continued to grow with the development toward civic engagement and fostered new models of civic engagement and learning. Over the next years, the Office of Precollege Programming looks forward to continuing partnerships, serving as leaders to expand membership and helping students succeed with the community and civic life.