• Coalition Partners

    The SLSV Coalition is a diverse group of local, state, and national organizations dedicated to increasing student voter participation and civic engagement through data-driven approaches and by working with college administrators to implement the SLSV Checklist. We believe in the importance of incorporating democratic engagement into campus life and work to identify best practices for institutions of higher education around voter registration, voter education, ballot access, and GOTV.


    Want to join our coalition? Contact Clarissa at: clarissa.unger@younginvincibles.org

    AAC&U is the leading national association dedicated to advancing the vitality and public standing of liberal education by making quality and equity the foundations for excellence in undergraduate education in service to democracy.

    AASCU’s American Democracy Project is a network of more than 250 state colleges and universities focused on public higher education’s role in preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens for a better functioning democracy.

    Absentee Ballots Now helps registered voters access information for Absentee Ballot registration in all 50 US States and 5 Territories.

    The mission of the Association of Big Ten Students is to increase information sharing and networking among student government organizations and to serve as the active collective voice of students of the Big Ten Conference.

    Association of Young Americans (AYA) is a non-partisan, membership organization that was created to increase political engagement among young Americans. AYA offers members consistent value via exclusive deals while also lowering the barriers to political engagement.

    AYO is a nationwide network of organizations building the political power of young people, and the premier youth vote vehicle in the United States.

    The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, a national awards program, recognizes colleges and universities for their commitment to increasing student voting rates, helping students form the habits of active and informed citizenship, and making democratic engagement a core value on their campuses.

    The Andrew Goodman Foundation works to make young voices and votes a powerful force in democracy. They partner with colleges and universities and create a national network of young civic leaders who not only register people to vote, but also remove voting barriers, and mobilize voters to take action on issues that will affect their future.

    The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life exists to cultivate informed voters and active citizens. They do so through research, education, and outreach programs focused on three key pillars: civic discovery, young people, and civil dialogue.

    APIAVote is a national nonpartisan organization that works with partners to mobilize Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in electoral and civic participation.

    APIAVote-Michigan is a 501(c)3 nonpartisan organization committed to justice and equity for the Asian American community through grassroots mobilization, civic engagement, leadership development, and coalition building.

    They uphold a vision of justice and equity that asserts people power and community connectedness as the framework for democracy, decision-making, community engagement, and service

    BallotReady is an online platform that makes it easy for voters to research and understand every candidate and referendum up for election, and by doing so, creating a more informed electorate, and a stronger democracy.

    #BaltimoreVotes is a growing group of leaders across Baltimore dedicated to providing all Baltimoreans, without prejudice or bias, the accurate information and motivation needed to confidently engage in every election. They support individuals in Baltimore interested in leading voter registration, voter education, and voter turnout efforts as a tool to empower their community to vote.

    Black University is a network of student, faculty, and administrators from the Historically Black Colleges-Universities in North Carolina who are dedicated to having an equitable, accessible, oppression-free world.

    Black Youth Vote! is a national grassroots coalition of organizations and individuals committed to increasing political and civic engagement among black youth and young adults between the ages of 18-35.

    The Brennan Center for Justice is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve systems of democracy and justice by addressing everything from voting rights and campaign finance reform, to ending mass incarceration and preserving Constitutional protections.

    CALPIRG Education Fund works for consumers and the public interest; through research, public education and outreach, they serve as counterweights to the influence of powerful special interests that threaten people's health, safety or well-being.

    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 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 Center for American Politics and Citizenship (CAPC) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit research institution at the University of Maryland that addresses major issues of American governance. CAPC provides research and education to promote an engaged public, and trains future leaders to grapple with the pressing issues of tomorrow.

    The Center for Civic Justice provides services, support and coordination for programs and opportunities that cultivate, develop and empower active and engaged Seawolves to positively contribute to the betterment of their communities through awareness, advocacy and action.

    CIRCLE focuses on the ways that marginalized or disadvantaged young people are left out of political life, by researching policy and practice for healthier youth development and a better democracy.

    Civic Nation uses organizing, engagement and public awareness to address some of their nation's most pressing challenges. They work with public and private partners to build tools and campaigns that turn great ideas into action.

    Communities are strong when citizens are engaged and CivicTN's mission is to strengthen democracy and civic participation in Tennessee -- a state that currently ranks 50th in voting participation and 40th in voter registration. CivicTN offers support that builds coalitions led by evidence-based practices, research, and results-driven donor investment strategies.

    Common Cause Illinois is a nonpartisan watchdog group whose mission is to promote open, ethical, and accountable government at the local, state, and national levels by educating and mobilizing the people of Illinois.

    Common Cause North Carolina (CCNC) is a Raleigh-based nonprofit and nonpartisan organization dedicated to encouraging citizen participation in democracy. CCNC is the sponsor of the HBCU Student Action Alliance which aims to strengthen democracy by activating, training, supporting, and uniting the next generation of civic leaders at NC HBCUs as they work to hold power accountable at every level.

    ConnPIRG Students works to organize college students to solve some of the world's most pressing public interest problems, by investigating big social problems, coming up with practical solutions, convincing the media and public to pay attention, and getting decision-makers to act.

    CoPIRG Foundation is an independent, non-partisan group that works for consumers and the public interest, by using research, public education and outreach, to serve as counterweights to the influence of powerful special interests that threaten people's health, safety or well-being.

    CUSP provides college and university students a platform for civic discussion, and to register their voices and opinions.

    TDC is a national organization dedicated to advancing democracy in America’s Community Colleges, and to making democratic skills more available to all students who desire a voice and a seat at the table of local, state, and national discourse and action.

    Democracy Matters is a non-partisan campus-based national student organization that works to get big private money out of politics and people re-engaged by offering paid internships to undergraduates- effectively fostering the next generation of leaders dedicated to strengthening democracy.

    Democracy Works is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to the idea that voting should fit the way they live. They build tools (like, TurboVote) to upgrade the infrastructure of democracy and improve the voting experience for voters and election officials alike.

    The national, nonpartisan Election Protection coalition was formed to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to participate in the political process. Made up of more than 100 local, state and national partners, Election Protection works year-round to advance and defend the right to vote.

    Engage Miami seeks to be the entry point for young people into voting and politics by creating a culture of civic participation that is bold, creative, impactful, and local.

    Equality Pennsylvania works to advance equality and opportunity for LGBT Pennsylvanians, by advocating for policy change at the municipal, state, and federal level.

    FELN is a national, nonpartisan voting rights, legal support, and election reform organization whose mission is to remove barriers to registration and voting for traditionally underrepresented constituencies.

    FMF engages in research and public policy development, public education programs, grassroots organizing projects, leadership training and development programs, and participates in and organizes forums on issues of women's equality and empowerment.

    Forward Montana Foundation educates, engages and organizes young Montanans to shape their democracy to improve their lives and the lives of all Montanans.

    The Foundation for California Community Colleges is the statewide non-profit supporting the California Community College system, the largest system of higher education in the nation.

    Through programs in activism, journalism, policy research and advocacy, Generation Progress works with and for young people to promote progressive solutions to key political and social challenges.

    Georgia Shift gives marginalized young people a seat at the table of democracy through electoral action, hands-on education, and civic media programs. They envision a Georgia where marginalized young people are the fundamental driver of political impact and public policy at every level of government in an unbridled democracy.

    GU Votes is a student-led initiative working to institutionalize civic engagement on campus by expanding civic awareness and by increasing voter registration rates and turnout among Georgetown students.

    Through online polling and data analytics, icitizen works to help people influence and inform decisions that improve their lives.

    ideas42's mission is a simple one: to use the power of behavioral science to design scalable solutions to some of society’s most difficult problems.

    Inspire U.S. transforms young leaders' inspiration into action through peer-to-peer voter registration, voter engagement, and voter turnout in local, state, and national elections.

    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.

    The principal mission of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is to secure equal justice for all through the rule of law, targeting in particular the inequities confronting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities.

    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.

    MASSPIRG Students is an independent student organization that works on issues like environmental protection, consumer protection, hunger, and homelessness, by giving students the skills and opportunities they need to practice effective citizenship.

    Mi Familia Vota integrates local organizing, strong community partnerships, leadership development, and advocacy through their voter engagement work, honing in on issues like immigration reform, education, healthcare, workers’ rights, the environment, and voter rights.

    Mile 22 Associates is a company dedicated to lifting up the efforts of local organizations and institutions to build a better democracy. They work to support a national network of community leaders who share the goal of modernizing their democracy, engaging first-time voters, and building a future where new voters participate at the same rate as the rest of the population.

    The Montana Public Interest Research Group (MontPIRG) worked to create positive, tangible change through educating and empowering the next generation of civic leaders.

    motivote is the peer-to-peer digital platform that makes voting fun, social and habit-forming. They harness behavioral economics to help young people hold themselves and their friends accountable for voting.

    MPIRG is a grassroots, nonpartisan, student-directed organization that trains students and engages the community to take collective action in the public interest throughout the state of Minnesota.

    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 National Association For Equal Opportunity in Higher Education is the umbrella organization for the nation's historically and predominantly black colleges and universities. Founded in 1969, NAFEO is the only organization of its king, representing the Presidents and Chancellors of all historically and predominantly black colleges and universities.

    NCLC works to foster a new era of young leadership by empowering student leaders across the country to engage in the public discourse.

    NCPIRG Education Fund is a non-partisan group that works for consumers and for the public interest. Through research, public education and outreach, NCPIRG serves as a counterweight to the influence of powerful special interests that threaten people's health, safety or well-being.

    The Nebraska Civic Engagement Table is a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan organization whose mission is to strengthen the collective impact of, and collaboration between, nonprofit 501(c)(3) community and advocacy organizations that empower the rising electorate in their state.

    New Era Colorado Foundation is a multi-issue organization committed to engaging, educating, and training a new generation of active citizens and young leaders in Colorado.

    The New York State Civic Engagement Table (NYCET) is a collaboration of over 50 c (3) organizations with a commitment to integrated voter engagement – the seamless and continuous coordination of electoral, base-building, and issue advocacy strategies – together NYCET partner organizations produce lifelong voters, develop leaders, and win on issues.

    NJPIRG Students is the largest student-run, student-funded nonprofit in the state. They work on a variety of public interest issues, from public health to civic engagement. Their students run long-term grassroots campaigns with an emphasis on developing leadership for the next generation of activists.

    NUvotes is a project of Northwestern University's Center for Civic Engagement. NUVotes staff and interns speak to every incoming student, helping them to register to vote locally or back home, and to request a ballot by mail if needed.

    OpenMind is a psychology-based educational platform designed to depolarize campuses and foster mutual understanding across differences.

    The Oregon Student Association is a statewide, student-led advocacy and organizing nonprofit that works to represent, serve, and protect the collective interests of students post-secondary education in Oregon, ensuring quality education that's more affordable and accessible for all.

    Student Action Leadership Institute is an economic and racial justice organization with chapters on 35 campuses in 9 states, fighting in partnership with community organizations for free higher education for all. Student Action Leadership Institute is part of the People’s Action Institute family.

    Piedmont Virginia Community College offers accessible, affordable, high-quality educational programs that promote student success and community vitality.

    Planned Parenthood Generation Action Network is a network of young organizers and activists across the country who organize events on their campuses and in their communities to mobilize advocates for reproductive freedom; in addition to raising public awareness about reproductive health and rights, educating young people about sexual health, and creating lasting change in those communities.

    Project Pericles is a vibrant consortium of colleges and universities that promotes civic engagement within higher education, by encouraging faculty to incorporate civic engagement and social responsibility into their curriculums, and by empowering students to be effective advocates and leaders.

    Rock the Vote works to engage young adults in the political process and increase access to democracy. By leveraging art, culture, and technology, Rock the Vote has helped to define the power of the youth voting bloc in American democracy.

    The Roosevelt Institute brings together thousands of thinkers and doers in order to rethink and reshape everything from local policy to federal legislation, orienting toward a new economic and political system: one built by many for the good of all.

    Civic Engagement and Service (CES) at Santa Fe College promotes community involvement and civic participation through campus-community partnerships, student leadership opportunities, service projects, volunteer networking events, public forums, and social advocacy. Through CES, students can find personalized guidance and resources to empower themselves and their community and create a more just and equitable world.

    The Scholars Strategy Network is a one-stop resource that connects journalists, policymakers, and civic leaders to America’s top scholars and their research. Together they inform news and help solve the nation’s toughest policy problems.

    SoCon Votes is a D1 Athletic Conference Championship democratic engagement program, working to support the 80,000 students in the Southern Conference to become active and engaged citizens.

    State Voices is creating a fair and just society by advancing racial equity and making their democracy more accessible, inclusive, and representative. Both nationally and in the states, they are nurturing a community of collaboration, innovation, and equity that builds the capacity of their partners and amplifies their impact.

    CollegeQorps (by Learningateway) is a professional network for college students that develops career-ready skills through peer service. #Strivefor85/#MyCampusVotes is CollegeQorps' student-led national civic service campaign to reach 85% voter turnout for college students.

    The New Voters Project is on campuses helping to cut through the clutter of voting, so students can make their voices heard on issues that matter to them.

    The Secular Student Alliance empowers secular students to proudly express their identity, to build welcoming communities, to promote secular values, and to set a course for lifelong activism.

    Text, Talk, Vote uses text messaging to facilitate a conversation on the importance of voting and civic engagement.

    The USSA is a national student-led organization, that amplifies the student voice at the local, state, and national levels by mobilizing grassroots power to win concrete victories on student issues.

    U.S. PIRG Education Fund works for consumers and the public interest. Through research, public education and outreach, they serve as counterweights to the influence of powerful special interests that threaten people's health, safety or well-being.

    Virginia21 is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating opportunity for young people to impact Virginia state politics by providing information, crafting leaders, and coordinating political action. They are driven by a non-partisan issue agenda because they understand that issues stifling the future well being of our generation transcend party lines.

    The Virginia Civic Engagement Table strengthens and connects Virginia's forward thinking nonprofit organizations and activists, effectively acting as a hub for the larger advocacy community.

    VoteRiders is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that provides practical assistance and information to ensure voters have the right kind of ID to vote in their state.

    Vote16USA is a national campaign, organized by Generation Citizen, that aims to support local efforts to lower the voting age to 16 on the municipal level, help start new local campaigns, and elevate the issue’s prominence on a national level.

    Voto Latino is a pioneering civic media organization that seeks to transform America through innovative digital campaigns, pop culture, and grassroots voices, to provide culturally relevant programs that engage, educate and empower Latinos to be agents of change.

    The Walk 2 Vote is a civic engagement initiative that has grown from a local campus program to a national model for student civic organizing.

    The Washington Bus is a statewide movement working to increase political access and participation for young people across Washington State, to ultimately develop the next generation of young leaders.

    The Washington Student Association focuses on direct legislative advocacy and grassroots organizing to create change on student issues, by connecting students with state and local decision makers who impact the higher education landscape.

    Western Native Voice inspires Native leadership so their communities flourish through education, engagement, leadership development and public policy advocacy.

    YEF supports research and seeds solutions for youth civic engagement, in order to empower young people to be informed and engaged citizens.

    Young Invincibles is a national organization, working to engage young adults on issues, such as higher education, health care, and jobs.

    Young People For (YP4) is a national long-term leadership development program for college-aged folks, that aims to identify, engage, and empower young people who are historically left out of the leadership development pipeline to take action in their community.