The Andrew Goodman HBCU Cohort Is Building A Network Of Young Black Leaders
The Andrew Goodman Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Cohort is a national platform where HBCU student leaders can thought-partner and form proactive measures to increase voter registration, participation, and engagement among HBCU students and their surrounding communities. The Andrew Goodman HBCU Cohort provides extensive training, resources, and the support of a peer network to develop tomorrow’s leaders.
Your vote will change the community that you will someday lead.
Our Andrew Goodman HBCU Cohort spans across 11 states and Washington, D.C. and continues to expand across the nation.
We Are Combating Youth Voter Suppression
In order to combat voter suppression and increase our get out the vote efforts, we established the Andrew Goodman HBCU Cohort in 2020. The Andrew Goodman Foundation welcomed 19 additional HBCU institutions to join the six that were already within our Andrew Goodman Network. Informed by a framework of equity and justice, The Andrew Goodman Foundation continues to make young voices and votes a powerful force in our democracy. The Andrew Goodman HBCU Cohort creates a platform where young Black leaders can unite and continue the fight to dismantle the ongoing voter suppression issues Black youth face today.
The Andrew Goodman HBCU Cohort Is Uplifting Youth Civic Power By:
Creating a space for fellowship for Andrew Goodman Ambassadors at HBCUs
The Andrew Goodman HBCU Cohort creates an environment where HBCU students across the nation can celebrate their victories, collaborate on future endeavors, and foster lasting relationships.
Providing civic and voter education opportunities to Ambassadors in the Andrew Goodman HBCU Cohort
Ambassadors in the Andrew Goodman HBCU Cohort have the opportunity to receive trainings and attend events, held by AGF and other nonpartisan organizations, where they can learn more about democratic engagement and how to get involved.
Training Ambassadors in the Andrew Goodman HBCU Cohort to lead civic and voter engagement events
AGF offers a wide range of sessions each semester that educate Ambassadors in the Andrew Goodman HBCU Cohort on various barriers youth face when it comes to voting and how they can advocate for change based on our prior success.
Instituting Campus Action Plans at campuses in the Andrew Goodman HBCU Cohort
Each campus in the Andrew Goodman HBCU Cohort will create a detailed Campus Action Plan that outlines their goals and lists strategies and action items they can implement to advance their vision of democratic engagement on campus.
The Andrew Goodman HBCU Cohort is housed on 23 Historically Black College and University campuses across the nation.