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The New York Campus Voting Challenge!

A nonpartisan competition between higher education institutions in New York with a commitment to increasing student voter participation and engagement on campuses across the state.

Partners for Campus-Community Engagement is facilitating this voting challenge in collaboration with the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, a national nonpartisan nonprofit. Awards will be based on campuses’ National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) reports generated by the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education at Tufts University in Mass. Participation in the New York Campus VotingChallenge will automatically include participation in the national ALL IN program  awards celebrations.


Laurie Worrall, Executive Director of PCCE ( 

Stephanie King, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge (

Award Categories for Both
4-Year and 2-Year Institutions

Based on student voter participation in the November 2020 election using data from NSLVE and action plan score.

  • Highest campus voter turnout
  • Highest student voter registration rate
  • Most improved voter turnout

In Fall 2023, PCCE will announce winners of the New York Voting Challenge.

Institutions that opt into the program will be provided guidance and tools to create an action plan for increasing student engagement on their campus. There is no sign-up cost to participate.

Featured News

PCCE is pleased to announce the release of the Civic Innovation Scholars application for the 2023 fall semester – the 2024 spring semester and will award $10,000 in Civic Innovation Scholarships, at $1,000 each.

 Applications are due October 13, 2023
Questions? Contact Danelle

Upcoming Opportunites

Civic imagination grants

The purpose of Civic Imagination Scholarships is designed to support community-based organizations and higher ed institutions working together in New York & Pennsylvania whether by proximity or interest in similar topics to address common issues. This scholarship program is open to students who have innovative ideas for addressing local civic problems, either on campus or in the local community. Our goal is to create a diverse cohort of creative student civic leaders from across New York and Pennsylvania who are inspired to strengthen our democracy through civic and community engagement.

Communities Of Practice

PCCE’s Communities of Practice gather civic and community engagement professionals – in and outside of higher education – to create a learning community where community is emphasized equally with learning. Our CoPs are grounded in relationships and community building, as well as learning and practice.


Learn more about our CoPs here!

Civic Innovation Scholars Recipients


PCCE’s AmeriCorps VISTA program is organized to support our partners with developing or advancing the infrastructure of their campus-community partnerships. All PCCE partners are eligible to apply for an AmeriCorps VISTA project at a significantly reduced rate compared to the full cost-share of a VISTA member through AmeriCorps directly.

Learn more about PCCE’s AmeriCorps program here!