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ALL IN Webinar on Fundamentals of Student Organizing

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Thursday, November 9 |  2:00 PM EST  |  60 minutes

Students can be powerful agents of change on their campuses and in their communities. Through organizing, the process of coordinating efforts, they can effectively promote and advocate for the interests of a group of people. Providing students tools, skills, and learning opportunities to become better advocates for change can help create the foundation for them to become lifelong active participants in our democracy, and the next generation of leaders dedicated to solving the country’s most pressing challenges.

Participate in this webinar to hear from experts on how to train students to be successful organizers. Staff from the Andrew Goodman Foundation’s Vote Everywhere program will share how they train student Ambassadors on the fundamentals of impact-oriented campus organizing and voter engagement through the Vote Everywhere program and their yearly National Civic Leadership Training Summit. They will discuss how to best engage students, what topics to cover, and how to structure leadership development activities.


  • Nicole Costa, Vote Everywhere Program Manager, The Andrew Goodman Foundation
  • Kevon Haughton, Vote Everywhere Program Manager, The Andrew Goodman Foundation

Register here.

Free Webinar on Understanding and Using Your NSLVE Data on 9/23/17

Wednesday, August 23 |  2:00 PM EST  |  60 minutes

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The National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) is the first and only nonpartisan study of individual and institution-level data on college student voting. More than 1,000 campuses are participating and will receive their data from the 2016 presidential election this summer. Reports will also include comparison data from the 2012 presidential election.

If you’re wondering what your campus should do once it receives its report, then we hope you’ll join us for this conversation. Participants will learn how to read and analyze the data to inform campus activities and programming. The results are designed to increase political engagement and to help foster a campus climate for civic learning and participation.

A presenter from the Institute for Democracy in Higher Education at Tufts University’s Tisch College of Civic Life will share resources and tools on how to maximize use of the data and offer advice on sharing the results across your campus.

Note: Participants are strongly encouraged to review their campus reports in advance of the webinar. A full list of NSLVE’s participating campuses can be viewed online here. To obtain a copy of your institution’s report, please complete this online form.

Speaker:  Ishara Casellas Connors, Associate Director, Institute for Democracy and Higher Education, Tufts University

Register here.


For complete details and to register, please visit the ALL IN Challenge Webinar Series website.

September 13 – Developing a Democratic Engagement Action Plan
October 24 – Working With Your Local Election Office
November 9 – Fundamentals of Student Organizing 
December 7 – How to Make Your Campus a Polling Place

Partner Spotlight: Student Scholarships for NCoC Annual Conference

NCoC logoVoices of students are essential in discussions of issues of concern to this country.  In order to ensure appropriate representation of our nation’s young people, NCoC (The National Conference on Citizenship) is making scholarships available for its 2017 Annual Conference on Citizenship being held at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, DC on October 19-20, 2017.

If you wish to access scholarships, please RSVP to Kristin Cotter at   as soon as possible to let her know how many scholarships you are requesting.  She will contact you regarding the registration process.  A timely response is important as scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first served basis

With a focus on strengthening civic life in America, the conference will take an honest look at some of the critical issues facing communities today – from a dearth of civic learning, to the raging opiate epidemic, to the persistent opportunity gap confronting our nation’s students in marginalized communities.  It is important for us to include students who are deeply committed to the civic health and renewal of our communities – or are interested in learning more about this possibility – and who recognize that the path forward must be taken together.

Click here to learn about the National Conference on Citizenship and the conference.

CLDE Action Network News

Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Action Network News

Publications to Support Civically Engaged Higher Education Professionals

Beyond Politics as Usual: Paths for Engaging College Students in Politicsedited by the Kettering Foundation, offers best practices to instill democratic engagement in students. The practices and approaches explored in this volume center around the various angles of deliberative dialogue.

The Campus Compact’s publication, Using Action Inquiry in Engaged Research, An Organizing Guide, offers “practical guidance and methods for using the Action Inquiry Model (AIM) in engaged research initiatives and community partnerships.”

NASPA’s Lead Initiative Guest Blog Offers Examples and Experiences from Civically Engaged Campuses

NASPA’s Lead Initiative on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement offers a selection of recent guest blog posts from two- and four-year campuses that explore the benefits of student civic learning and highlight campus accomplishments and the lessons they learned.

Free Ebook to Foster Web Literacy

AASCU’s American Democracy Project recently shared an update on their Digital Polarization Initiative(#DigiPo) announcing the free ebook, Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers, by Michael Arthur Caulfield. This ebook can be used with students to help fact check the news and online stories.

The Kettering Foundation, Campus Compact, NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, and AASCU’s American Democracy Project are members of the CLDE Action Network, an alliance of twelve leading civic learning organizations convened by AAC&U. Responding to the ambitious goals set forth in A Crucible Moment: College Learning & Democracy’s Future, the CLDE Action Network coordinates, constructs, and advances efforts to prepare college students for informed and responsible citizenship and make civic inquiry and engagement expected rather than elective in college. See the CLDE events calendar for upcoming civic conferences and webinars.

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