Partnerships

While not every community college needs partnerships to do successful voter engagement work, partnerships can provide direct support and help advance electoral engagement on community college campuses.   The following is a growing list of organizations who have partnered with community colleges to engage students.  Please inquire on their websites to pursue potential possibilities. 

The ALL IN Challenge is a national, nonpartisan initiative that supports and recognizes campuses working to improve civic learning, political engagement, and voter participation. The program encourages institutions to help students form the habits of active and informed citizenship and institutionalize democratic engagement activities and programs—making them a defining feature of campus life.

The AGF works to increase youth civic power, particularly for young people of color, and make young voices and voters a powerful force in American democracy.  They increase youth voting rates by supporting youth leadership development, voting turnout and accessibility, and social justice initiatives on higher education campuses with financial assistance to student activists and campus mini-grants.

Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) is a national nonpartisan project that helps America’s colleges and universities motivate their 20 million students to register, volunteer in campaigns, educate themselves, and turn out at the polls.

Campus Vote Project (CVP) helps institutions, students, and election officials reduce barriers to student voting, by helping campuses institutionalize reforms that empower students with the information they need to register and vote.

The Institute for Democracy & Higher Education (IDHE), part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University, serves as a leading venue for research, resources, and advocacy on college student political learning and engagement in democratic practice.

LeadMN represents 180,000 two-year college students that come to Minnesota from every corner of the world to transform their lives and their communities. Their students LeadMN by developing the leadership skills to realize their potential, see beyond what they thought was possible for personal success, and to drive community-wide change.

The NASPA Lead Initiative is a diverse network of member colleges and universities, committed to encouraging & highlighting the work of student affairs educators in making civic learning and democratic engagement a part of every student’s college education.

The TurboVote Engaged Community College (TECC) Program is an affiliated initiative of the TurboVote Campus Partnerships Program. Focused exclusively on the unique needs and opportunities of America’s community colleges, TECC provides eligible institutions the opportunity to become TurboVote partner campuses and receive additional support over three academic years with the aim of increasing student voter turnout.