Net Impact - MCC Engagement Team

Net Impact Chapter of the Year Badge

Net Impact Chapter

Mesa Community College is officially a Net Impact Chapter. Check out the chapter page!

Find the Need. Take the Lead. Do the Deed.

We are proud of our student leadership programs that support MCC and the Center for Community & Civic Engagement. We are one of the national chapters of Net Impact and there are over 435 chapters in over 40 different countries. Last year our Net Impact Chapter was recognized as the undergraduate Chapter of the Year, competing against universities from all over the world. We have a number of student engagement teams that we need students to lead and participate in. Students are welcome to join us to learn more about how to make a difference.

2022-23 Chapter Officer Candidate Applications

The purpose of Net Impact is to provide students with meaningful civic engagement opportunities; plan and organize civic action and community service projects to improve the quality of life in our communities; support the Center for Community & Civic Engagement by planning service events to support service-learning and co-curricular activities.

Student are welcome to self-enroll in our Canvas Page to get up-to-date information. Join now.

Let us know your interest and how we can support your projects – Get Engaged

Net Impact Officer Team

Wednesday 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

KSC100-Lobby North | Clock Tower (Southern/Dobson campus)

Net Impact Officers develop leadership skills for interactions and collaborations with people of all ages and backgrounds. Net Impact Officers increase team building, presentation and organizational skills through multiple projects. Support from the global non-profit organization Net Impact and Mesa Community College staff empowers students to apply their leadership skills to connect, to engage, and to invest in their campus and their greater community while in college and into their career lives.

Civic Action Council

Mondays 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Meeting Link:

Civic Action teams connect students with community partners and resources to conduct both long-term and short-term projects that make a difference in their own communities. Students serving on Civic Action teams develop civic knowledge, skills, and abilities valuable to their future employers; plus, students learn how to continue service to the community as engaged citizens after graduation.

MCC Engagement Team Projects:

  • MCC Votes Coalition
  • Andrew Goodman Ambassador
  • CEEP - Civic Influencer
  • Civic Engagement Week (Fall)
  • Civic Action Week (Spring)
  • Constitution Day
  • Up to Us
  • National Voter Registration Day
  • National Voter Education Week
  • Other student initiatives

Community Service Council

Tuesdays 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

KSC100-Lobby North | Clock Tower (Southern/Dobson campus)

Campus Engagement teams are a great way for new and returning students to connect with each other through small group projects, and team-building exercises. Students joining the Campus Engagement teams meet weekly to create, plan, and collaborate with each other, student clubs, and college departments to improve campus life and the community’s experience with Mesa Community College.
Environmental and Sustainability
The environmental and sustainability projects focus, is to heighten awareness about environmental concerns; build knowledge about the impact of human behaviors on nature; and create behavioral changes in human interactions with the environment.

MCC Engagement Team Projects:

  • College service events
  • Book Drives
  • VolunteerFest
  • Halloween Extravaganza
  • Monarch Waystations
  • Maricopa Native Seed Library
  • bags2beds/Weaving Treasures
  • Other student initiatives

Community Engagement teams meet weekly to organize and promote involvement in local events supporting our community partners’ efforts to serve families in our area. Students engaged in community events and activities develop servant leadership skills and address many pressing social issues such as hunger, literacy, cultural awareness, senior support and more.
Veterans’ History Project
By preserving the legacy of veterans through their personal stories, students develop confidence, character, and leadership skills of their own. Veterans’ stories and memorabilia collected may be eligible to submit to the Library of Congress, and local history museums. This project entails students learning to capture oral history through a guided process.

MCC Engagement Team Projects:

  • Net Impact Program
  • Veterans’ History Project
  • Good Deeds Day
  • Random Acts of Kindness
  • Special Olympics
  • Autism Society of Greater Phoenix LEGO Club
  • Hunger Awareness projects
  • Battle of the Badges
  • Other student initiatives

Students in Action Opportunities

Center for Community & Civic Engagement

MCC Student Vote Fellows - $600 stipend

Ask Every Student Implementation Grant funding is to support two MCC Students Vote Fellows. The Fellows will coordinate on-campus voter education/registration activities and events held in conjunction with other campus stakeholders. The Fellows will also coordinate weekly Civic Action Council meetings and recruit Civic Engagement Ambassadors from across the campus. In addition, the Ambassadors will support our Faculty, along with MCC Students Vote volunteers. They will make presentations on student voting, voter education and voter registration in classes across disciplines. Fellows will participate in leadership development training and weekly staff check-ins.


Wednesday 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Meeting Link:

Campus Elections Engagement Project

Civic Influencer - $500 stipend

Civic Influencers is a nonpartisan, nonprofit that activates young people’s civic power through organizing, learning, and advocacy. We use real-time data to draw attention to democracy power outages on campuses and in communities, and train young people to fight for youth voting rights and the policies they care about. We design youth-centered, data-driven civic action projects that remove barriers to voting and push decision makers to give young people a seat at the table.

Andrew Goodman Foundation

Andrew Goodman Ambassador - $1000 for events and materials

Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere is a national, non-partisan, civic engagement movement of student leaders and university partners. The program provides extensive training, resources, as well as a peer network to support its Andrew Goodman Ambassadors while they work to register voters, bring down voting barriers, and tackle important social justice issues on their college

Campus Vote Project

Democracy Fellows - $500 stipend

Every day Democracy Fellows talk to their peers about registering to vote, educate them on election laws and what’s on the ballot, and make sure students at their campus are ready to engage with democracy. Fellows are not only engaging their peers in the next upcoming election. We’ve challenged our fellows to implement programs on each of their campuses that will remain long after they graduate and make an impact on students for years to come.

For more information, contact Debra Ohlinger at

Net Impact – MCC Engagement Team Chapter of the Year 2020-2021

Net Impact Chapter of the Year Badge

Net Impact - MCC Gold Chapter Awards

Net Impact Badge 2021-2022

Net Impact Badge 2020-2021

Net Impact Badge 2019-2020

Net Impact Badge 2018-2019

Civic Action Awards

2018 Election Silver Medal

2020 Election Silver Medal

2020 Presidential Commitment Medal

Highly Established Action Plan 2022

This Highly Established Action Plan Seal has been added to our campus page:

Voter Friendly Campus 2021-2022

Mesa Community College a "Voter Friendly Campus" for 2018-2019 & 2019-2020, 2021-22 by Campus Vote Project.