Communities of Practice

The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge (ALL IN) team supports a variety of engagement opportunities for participating campuses to learn, share, and network together. One such support mechanism is our various community of practice offerings.

Our community of practice model (Lave & Wenger, 1991) gathers stakeholders from campuses in cohorts by state, athletic conference, or campus type (e.g., Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs )) to convene regularly to share ideas, resources, and best practices for advancing nonpartisan democratic engagement on their individual campuses and across their cohort of campuses. ALL IN staff provide additional coaching, convening, and resources to these cohorts above and beyond what is provided for all participating campuses. Our approach with communities of practice is institutional in nature, goes beyond any one election cycle, and is resource-intensive.


ALL IN’s work supports 12 collegiate athletic conference voting challenges across the following athletic conferences: ACC, America East, Big Ten, Big 12, Big Sky, C-USA, Ivy League, MIAC, NESCAC, OAC, Pac-12, and SoCon. While many of the athletic conferences have relationships specific with their respective athletic conference commissioners, others have awareness with the conferences but currently work independently as cohorts of campuses. All of the athletic conference voting challenges have representation from academic and student affairs staff working collaboratively toward increasing nonpartisan student voter registration and turnout rates across their conferences and at their institutions.


Community College
Community of Practice

ALL IN launched the Community College Community of Practice in August 2022. The Community of Practice hosts monthly conversations focused on supporting the involvement of Community Colleges in the ALL IN program and more broadly increasing nonpartisan democratic engagement at these institutions. 

The community college Community of Practice chorts, are supported by a group of faculty and staff higher education practitioners. The 2022 Community College Community of Practice Fellows are Will Bowlin and Stanley Ebede.


Hispanic-Serving Instituitons
Community of Practice

ALL IN launched the Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) Community of Practice in August 2022. The Community of Practice hosts monthly conversations focused on supporting the involvement of HSIs in the ALL IN program and more broadly increasing nonpartisan democratic engagement at these institutions. 

The HSIs Community of Practice chorts, are supported by a group of faculty and staff higher education practitioners. The 2022 HSIs Community of Practice Fellows are Maria Alejandro, Noelani Noelani Cubillos-Sanchez, and Sandy Rodriguez.


ALL IN launched the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Community of Practice in October 2020. The Community of Practice hosts monthly conversations focused on supporting the involvement of HBCUs in the ALL IN program and more broadly increasing nonpartisan democratic engagement at these institutions. 

The HBCU Community of Practice chorts, are supported by a group of faculty and staff higher education practitioners. The 2022 HBCU Community of Practice Fellows are Monica Clarke and Teri Platt.


ALL IN’s work supports state- and city-level voting challenges with local partners, Departments of State, and Secretary of State offices. The ALL IN Challenge manages 5 state campus voting challenges with secretaries of state offices and an additional 11 state or city campus voting challenges with local and national partners totaling 16 state and city campus voting challenges.