Through our partnerships, we support emerging leaders, civic trailblazers, and passionate faculty from around the country. We offer an array of opportunities designed to encourage civic engagement and fiscal sustainability including internships, ready-made curriculums, and more. We are deeply grateful for our partners.
If you are interested in becoming a partner, we'd love to hear from you! Please fill out the form at the bottom of the page and our team will be in touch shortly.
Net Impact is a global community of emerging leaders who use their skills and careers to drive transformational social and environmental change. In short, Net Impact helps members turn their passions into a lifetime of world-changing action. Net Impact is a founding partner of Up to Us.
Peter G. Peterson Foundation
The Peter G. Peterson Foundation's mission is to increase public awareness of the nature and urgency of key fiscal challenges threatening America's future and to accelerate action on them. The Peter G. Peterson Foundation is a founding member of Up to Us and supports our work in creating a sustainable future.
Clinton Global Initiative University
The Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), the leadership development program of the Clinton Foundation, activates the next generation through year-round programming that includes access to topic experts and global leaders, funding, mentorship, community events, and more. CGI U supports undergraduate and graduate students who are committed to taking action and addressing the world's most pressing challenges. CGI U is a founding partner of Up to Us and together we offer special opportunities such as access to exclusive events, professional development, and connections to like-minded change-makers from around the world.
American Democracy Project (ADP)
The American Democracy Project (ADP) is a network of 296 state colleges and universities that focuses on public higher education's role in preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens for our democracy. ADP's goal is to produce college and university graduates who are equipped with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and experiences they need to be informed, engaged members of their communities. In its inaugural year, Up to Us will partner with ADP to increase students' understanding of economic literacy and the national debt through the establishment of a cohort of teams of faculty and staff from campuses around the country.
Campus Compact is a coalition of colleges and universities from around the country that advances the public purposes of colleges and universities by deepening their ability to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility. Up to Us is excited to partner with Campus Compact to expand our deliberative dialogue offerings to students and faculty across the country. By working together Campus Compact and Up to Us hope to build the capacity of the next generation to engage effectively across differences on important issues in pursuit of common ground for action. Find out more about the new partnership here: compact.org/up-to-us-partnership
Project Pericles, a national consortium of 31 colleges and universities committed to including participatory citizenship and social responsibility, partnered with Up to Us to offer Voting Modules Mini-Grants. This initiative supports faculty members from across the Project Pericles network in incorporating voter education and deliberative dialogue discussions about pressing or economic issues into a class or through a co-curricular activity. Up to Us and Project Pericles are thrilled to learn that faculty report students in their courses have an increased understanding of the importance of voting after taking part in deliberative dialogues.
Students Learn Students Vote (SLSV)
Up to Us is proud to be a member of Students Learn Students Vote. The Students Learn Students Vote (SLSV) Coalition is the national hub and largest nonpartisan network in the United States dedicated to increasing college student voter participation. In our work with SLSV we work to support institutionalizing student voting engagement for the long term.
National Issues Forum
The National Issues Forums (NIF) is a U.S.-based non-partisan, nationwide network of civic, educational, and other organizations and individuals whose common interest is to promote public deliberation in America. As part of their work, NIFI produces issue guides on subjects such as healthcare, debt, and nonpartisanship to help communities hold deliberative dialogues on some of our nation's most pressing issues. Up to Us is thrilled to partner with NIF to offer micro-grants to faculty on U.S. college campuses who host a forum using the NIF issue guides, "A House Divided", "A Nation in Debt", or "Health Care 2020". Up to Us's partnership with NIF supports the growing nonpartisan movement of young people who care about building a sustainable economic and fiscal future.
Ronald Reagan Institute
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute is committed to fulfilling the legacy of President Reagan, including the timeless principles of individual liberty, economic opportunity, global democracy, and national pride. One of the Reagan Foundation's newest initiatives for undergraduate students is the Leadership and the American Presidency (LTAP) program, located in Washington D.C. While participating in the LTAP program, students gain real-world experience as interns, learn leadership skills by studying real history, and hear lessons on leadership from real leaders in the fields of business, philanthropy, and government. Up to Us alumni have the opportunity to access a dedicated scholarship for students to participate in the LTAP program in Washington D.C. each summer.
Seeds of Fortune
Seeds of Fortune is a nonprofit dedicated to financially empowering young women of color while helping them secure scholarships for college and learn career, financial, and management skills. Up to Us partners with them via their Seeds of Fortune Inc. University Scholars program, which is focused on the professional and financial development of young women of color. Seed University Up to Us participants are provided the opportunity to lead campus-based campaigns focused on engaging and empowering their peers to learn about creating a sustainable economic and fiscal future.
Listen First Project
Listen First Project leads the collaborative movement to heal America by building relationships and bridging divides. Up to Us is excited to partner with them as they transform division and contempt into connection and understanding. They enhance the impact, visibility, and voice of the interpersonal bridge-building field by aggregating, aligning, and amplifying the efforts of 350+ #ListenFirst Coalition partners into large-scale, collective campaigns and strategies.
The Bridge Alliance is a coalition of ~ 100 organizations working together as active stewards of our democratic republic. Bridge Alliance member organizations span the ideological spectrum but are unified to work efficiently outside arbitrarily defined political lines.