Community Political Engagement Project (C-PEP)

Increasing Political Participation on Our Campuses and in Our Communities
TDC’s Community Political Engagement Project is designed to advance democracy through political institutions, organizations and activities. Our goal is to engage our community college students and community in public life and in government through voting, contacting elected officials, being active in political organizations, debating issues, supporting causes, and participating in rallies. This project is modeled ADP Political Engagement Project but takes into deep consideration the unique challenges and unique opportunities on a community college campuses and its engagement with the community. Selected institutions will develop ways to politically engage the campus as well as the community.

Participating Campuses:

  • Alamo Colleges
  • Allegany College of Maryland
  • College of Marin
  • Community College of Allegheny County
  • De Anza College
  • Heartland Community College
  • Lane Community College
  • Mesa Community College
  • Miami Dade College
  • Middlesex Community College
  • Monroe Community College
  • Piedmont Virginia Community College
  • Sinclair Community College
  • Tarrant County College, NE

Steering Committee:

  • Amber Austin, Alumna of Tarrant County College, SE
  • Zaneeta Daver, ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge
  • Dr. Aaron Hoffman, Community College of Allegheny County
  • Dr. Connie Jorgensen, Piedmont Virginia Community College
  • Brett Rowlett, Lane Community College
  • Dr. Joe Scanlon, Monroe Community College
  • Joshua Young, Miami Dade College

Campaigns and Resources

This campaign advances electoral engagement on campuses with events including National Voter Registration Day, On-Campus debates and forums, including Rock the Vote and Get Out The Vote efforts through the help of TDC’s Best-Practice Guides and webinars.

Participating Campuses:

  • Allegany College of Maryland
  • College of Marin
  • Community College of Allegheny County
  • De Anza College
  • Mesa Community College
  • Northwest Vista College
  • Piedmont Virginia Community College
  • Sinclair Community College

National Partners:

TBA

This project is modeled ADP Political Engagement Project but takes into deep consideration the unique challenges and unique opportunities on a community college campuses and its engagement with the community.  Selected institutions will develop ways to politically engage the campus as well as the community.