Community Colleges for Democracy

Community Colleges for Democracy is a network within the Campus Compact network dedicated to preparing community college students to be informed, active, and mobilized leaders in our democracy. We believe preparing students for democracy and preparing them for the workforce, careers, and continued education are mutually reinforcing.

Community colleges are central to Campus Compact’s mission of ensuring that higher education is contributing to the health and strength of our democracy. Community colleges enroll nearly half of all students and play a disproportionate role in educating students from communities that face exclusion, as well as first-generation students from all backgrounds.

As Campus Compact engages higher education in the effort to achieve full participation in our communities, our democracy, and our economy, community colleges must and will stand front and center.

To join Campus Compact and the Community Colleges for Democracy network, contact

Register to join Community College Affinity Group discussions!
As part of the Campus Compact Affinity Networks, Community Colleges for Democracy will host quarterly calls to strategize together, ask questions, find answers, and receive support. Register now >