Engage the Election

Engage the Election: 2018 was a direct response by Campus Compact, through the merger, The Democracy Commitment (TDC), to the midterm elections in 2018. Its goal was to create wide-reaching electoral engagement opportunities for community college students, many of whom are first-generation, low-income, and students of color. This project, which was made possible by Young Invincibles and the Students Learn Students Vote (SLSV) coalition, was intended to produce ideas, principles, and practices for effective electoral engagement at community colleges that take into deep consideration the unique opportunities and challenges presented on community college campuses and are reflective of their special ties to the community.

The 14 community college mini-grant recipients served as case studies for the project, ultimately assisting in producing resources that will be useful and available to a broader network of campuses.

Campuses were selected to receive the grant to ensure that a diverse group of community colleges were represented. The following is the full list of the Engage the Election 2018 grant recipients from Campus Compact:

Allegany College of Maryland (MD)
College of the Canyons (CA)
Delta College (MI)
Johnson County Community College (KS)
CUNY Kingsborough Community College (NY)
Kirkwood Community College (IA)
Lane Community College (OR)
Mesa Community College (AZ)
Monroe Community College (NY)
Piedmont Virginia Community College (VA)
Raritan Valley Community College (NJ)
Santa Fe College (FL)
Tarrant County College- Southeast Campus (TX)
Wilbur Wright College (IL)


The following is a set of resources from our partners, friends, and allies concerning electoral engagement on college campuses: