The American Democracy Project (ADP)
A national, multi-campus initiative that seeks to foster informed civic engagement in the United States. The project seeks to create a greater intellectual understanding and commitment to participate in the civic life of the United States. ADP is a sponsor of the annual Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting.
Association of American Colleges and Universities
AAC&U is a strong proponent of promoting civic engagement as an essential foundation for learning through its Center for Liberal Education and Civic Engagement and national projects such as Core Commitments: Educating Students for Personal and Social Responsibility, Bringing Theory to Practice, and our transatlantic partnership with the Council of Europe.
Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP)
BTtoP is an independent Project established in 2003 in partnership with the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). Through campus grants, convenings, research, and community-building, BTtoP advances holistic, transformative, meaningful education that fosters student well-being and civic consciousness.
Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP):
A national nonpartisan project that helps administrators, faculty, staff, and student leaders at America’s colleges and universities engage students in federal, state, and local elections. Working with CEEP, more than 400 partner campuses help their students to register, volunteer in campaigns, educate themselves on candidates and issues, navigate voting laws, and turn out at the polls. Students can be key to deciding elections. In 2016, over 50 colleges had more students than the presidential margins in their states. In 2020 they’ll be creating nonpartisan guides on the presidential race, the impact of Supreme Court appointments, and on U.S. Senate and governor races.
Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE)
CIRCLE was founded in 2001 with a grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts and is based in the University of Maryland's School of Public Affairs. It conducts and funds research on civic engagement, which has practical implications for those who work to increase young people's engagement in politics and civic life. CIRCLE is also a clearinghouse for relevant information and scholarship.
The Center for the Living City
Launched by a group of activists and academics in 2005, the Center for the Living City holds the singular distinction of being the only urbanist organization founded in collaboration with Jane Jacobs. In the years since its founding, the Center has become a leading global urbanist organization. Advancing social, environmental and economic justice forms the core of its purpose. The Center works to invite all perspectives, particularly those of the marginalized, to participate in the creation of solutions that are empathic, responsive, and community-based.
Community-Campus Partnerships for Health
Promotes health through partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions.
The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
CIC is the major national organization that focuses on providing services to leaders of independent colleges and universities as well as conferences, seminars, and other programs that help institutions to improve the quality of education, administrative and financial performance, and institutional visibility.
Through a two-year fellowship program, Echoing Green invests in and supports emerging social entrepreneurs to launch new organizations that deliver high-impact solutions to society's most difficult problems.
eJournal of Public Affairs
The eJournal of Public Affairs is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary, open-access journal published by Missouri State University and affiliated with the American Democracy Project. By providing an academic, nationally refereed venue for such work, the eJournal aims to advance the status of public scholarship.
Facing History and Ourselves
Delivers classroom strategies, resources and lessons that inspire young people to take responsibility for their world.
Empowers young people to become engaged and effective citizens.
Artists and Scholars in Public Life is a national consortium of colleges and universities committed to public scholarship in the arts, humanities, and design. Public scholarship joins serious intellectual endeavor with a commitment to public practice and public consequence.
Innovations in Civic Participation
ICP promotes civic participation as a strategy to address important issues around the world and supports the development of service as an emerging social institution.
NASPA: Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education
The core of NASPA’s mission is to provide professional development for student affairs educators and administrators who share the responsibility for a campus wide focus on the student experience. NASP is a sponsor of the annual Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting.
The National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE)
NSLVE offers colleges and universities an opportunity to learn their student registration and voting rates and, for interested campuses, a closer examination of their campus climate for political learning and engagement and correlations between specific student learning experiences and voting.
National Issues Forums
The Forums bring people together to talk about important issues that range from small study circles held in peoples' homes to large community gatherings modeled on New England town meetings.
Students Learn - Students Vote (SLSV)
The SLSV Coalition promotes civic learning and engagement on campuses across the country by providing a series of key steps and information on best practices that institutions can use to create a more voter friendly campus.
The Roosevelt Institute
A non-profit, non-partisan national network of campus-based student think tanks. Its members conduct policy research on the pressing political issues facing our world.