Vote Everywhere Welcomes Six New Campus Partners This Spring
Vote Everywhere continues to grow. Student voters are being registered. Community dialogue is taking place. Coalition-building is solving problems. Since the launch of the program in 2014, we’ve bared witness to incredible change on the campuses of our school partners. The program was launched with the notion that sustainable and strategic growth would ultimately be a vital tool in making young voices a and votes a powerful force in democracy. To that end, we are excited to announce that six new schools have joined our Vote Everywhere program this Spring 2018 semester, expanding our network to over 115 Ambassadors and 65 Champions, 54 campuses, and 23 states plus Washington D.C.
Learn more about our partners below:
Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
The nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit university, Georgetown University is a world renown research institution. It has a student population of approximately 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university’s mission is to, “educate women and men to be reflective lifelong learners, to be responsible and active participants in civic life and to live generously in service to others.”
Grand View University, Iowa
Grand View University was founded in 1896, just fifty years after Iowa became the 29th state in the Union. With approximately 2,000 students and more than 40 college majors, the university is located in the city of Des Moines, home to Iowa’s largest and most economically diverse region. Grandview’s mission is to, “engage, equip, and empower students to fulfill their potential and serve society.”
Midway University, Kentucky
Formerly the Kentucky Female Orphan School, Midway University was originally founded to expand educational access and equity for orphaned young girls. In May 2016, the university voted to become fully coeducational across all undergraduate programs. However, Midway remains tied to its Christian roots and promotion of responsible citizenship. The institution has an enrollment of 1,217 students.
Rutgers University, New Jersey
Home of the Scarlett Knights, Rutgers University is the state university of New Jersey. The institution is one of nine colleges founded during the American colonial period. It was originally established as a private, male-only, college affiliated with the Dutch Reformed Church. As a result of nationwide trends, the civil and women’s rights movements, the university officially become co-educational in 1970. The institution has a student population of approximately 60,000 students.
University of Central Arkansas, Arkansas
Founded in 1907 by the Arkansas State Legislature as the Arkansas State Normal School, the University of Central Arkansas’ purpose was to train teachers and centralize teacher training. With growth, major selection, and student body as its focus, the university now services approximately 11,487 students. The University’s mission is to, “promote the intellectual, professional, social, and personal development of its students through innovations in learning, scholarship, and creative endeavors.”
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
Ranked as the number 4 top public university, and one of the top 50 national universities, in the country by US NEWS, The University of Michigan has a total undergraduate enrollment of 28,983 students. The mission of the university is to, “serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.”
About the Author
Kevin Hurtado is the Communications and Development Associate at Andrew Goodman Foundation. He graduated from Ramapo College of New Jersey with a Bachelor’s in International Studies and a minor in Human Rights and Genocide. Previously, Kevin worked as an Executive Assistant and Office Manager at Newark Charter School Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting educational equity in the city of Newark.